Saturday, April 18, 2009

ADD, ICTS and other Acronyms

This is the second time I've attempted to take the ICTS practice test. The first time, I got through the instructions before the noise in the house made me give up. This time I answered 5 whole questions before realizing that I couldn't focus on the content due to small people doing things that small people do. Now, I'd like to totally blame this on the small people, I really would, but I know I can't. Simply stated, I have the attention span of a mosquito.
I've long known that my ADD is at odds with my OCD. (Yes, I took too many psychology classes, AND I read Psychology Today, so I can self diagnose with the best of 'em) Like yesterday, I suddenly decided I no longer liked the artificial acrylic covering my nails, so I spent 45 minutes tearing them from my fragile fingertips. Now I have tender nailbeds and really horrid looking nails, but no matter, because I've suddenly got to clean the ceiling fan.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Today was a beautiful day in the 'hood. So I spent some time outside watching the kiddos ride their bikes down our lovely tree lined street. Of course I had my iPod stuck to my ears, what, was I going to listen to the kids scream at each other while racing?? So, in an effort to retain my inner peace, I was listening to Mozart. Low enough so I could still hear the randomness around me, of course. But instead of random noise, I thought I heard something .... different. So off went the headphones for an audio investigation and to my delight, it was birds I was hearing :)
I never noticed birds much before we moved into this house. Now they're all over the place. Cardinals, blue jays, and some little things that sing their hearts out all day. And so, I stood there, smiling, because all is right in my world tonight.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

11 Years

The card attached to these gorgeous flowers that came to me at work today read:
"11 years, that's all? I can do another 11 standing on my head."

Ah, yes, I do love that man of mine :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Rubber Ducky

Belly's an intense little guy. He just is. So I wasn't surprised yesterday to be sitting with him and listening to Ernie sing, "Rubber Ducky" and look over and see tears in his eyes. He couldn't explain why it made him cry, he just knew the song choked him up.

Everyone has a song like that, right?? Okay, maybe it's not a Sesame Street song, but hey, he's only 5. I'll tell you mine. It's "Wonderful" by Everclear.

What's yours? What song gets a reaction out of you every time?

Monday, April 13, 2009

I Love Hugh Jackman, Too

Belly: What does 'oranges' mean?

Me: They're fruit.

Belly: *shakes head* No, no. Or-an-ges.

Me: It's a fruit, or a color. Come on, you know this already.

Belly: *shakes head and waves hands in front of him* No, no. ORANGES.

Me: *lightbulb* Oh, 'origins', like XMen Origins?

Belly: Yeah, that.

Ah, the joy of Pre-schooler to English translation.