No real point to this post, I guess, but I did want to mention that I spend an inordinate amount of time looking at the sky. Tonight it is completely majestic, with all sorts of red and orange hues with the setting sun peeking through the clouds.
My friend Danielle who has ADD and OCD says that my behavior is a clear sign of ADD. I don’t know about that, but I do have anxiety and anger issues, and I know that when I am in public I look at the sky a lot to just zone out, tune everyone out, and gain some mental privacy. She was the first person to point out to me how often I do it, but I do it all the time- I’ll just get quiet, turn off all the internal noise, and look up.
I am also an expert at ignoring people. Remember how when you were a kid and dad was reading the newspaper, and you would say “Dad, dad, dad, dad DAD DAD DAD DAD DAD” and he was able to ignore you until the very end? That is how I am with most people. I guess maybe it is a defense mechanism, although mom just calls it “selective listening.” I know I mentioned the other night that I am a good listener, but that is only when I want to be or if someone is in distress. Otherwise, I am a champion at hearing what I want to hear. I mean, I am fair. I’ll give you a couple seconds to interest me, otherwise I lose interest.
Is that weird, or do you all do the same?
Also, going to go below freezing in the tri-state area of WV, OH, and western PA, so cover your plants or bring them in. I did not put my garden in yet because I had a hunch this was going to happen.