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.”




About Vic Cobb Fountain

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