Things I Say to Myself. Aloud and a lot

th (2)Before Jack retired, I spent most days home alone with the cats and hens. Neither party provided much in the conversation department. But they were witnesses I could depend on to keep opinions about my idiosyncrasies to themselves.

 Since my sweetie has been home most days for the past couple of weeks, I’ve discovered a few new things about my solitary habits.

 I mutter to myself regularly.

 Whenever I set out to accomplish something and forget what I doing, I say, “Okay.” To get me back on track. Unfortunately, this happens approximately every time I take on a task. “Okay, I’ll say to myself, “You were looking for your glasses.” Over the course of a day, I probably say “Okay.” to myself a thousand times.

 Other utterances with purpose include: “Whoops!” and “Let’s see.”

 “Whoops” whenever I make a mistake, which occurs about every other breath.

 “Let’s see” when I’m attempting something complicated and require a little extra focus. Like turning my underwear right side out or putting my speech to text headset on. I don’t actually wear the headphones, I simply wrap them around my neck and position the microphone toward my mouth. Limited to one working hand, I’ve made little modifications to many things.

 “Let’s see.”

 “Whoops.”

“Okay.”

 

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About Vic Cobb Fountain

Empowered Stroke survivor: appreciating where I've been, anticipating where I'm going.
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