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.