I have similar problems. Every time I keg I have to sample every day even though I know it is not carbonated and ready for drinking yet, but I just have to try it.
I also think "Hey, I should really make a starter for the batch I am brewing Saturday". Then Friday comes along and I still have not even gotten my ingredients until 6:00 pm. I always end up telling myself "I will do it different next time", but it never seems to happen.