1. A physical therapy patient came into the office today. He looked at me rather oddly while he was signing in, but he said nothing. I chalked it up to the fact that I am subbing at a satellite office rather than being at the main office, so I also said nothing. On the way out, he stopped by the front desk again.
"D'ya live in H'sk'll?"
"D'ya live in Haskell?"
"Oh! No, sure don't, sorry."
"Hrmph. *grunt of acknowledgement* Well, ya gotta twin there."
I now have twins in McAlester and Haskell as well as one that makes appearances at one of the local hospitals. I'm going to start telling people I'm a clone.
2. Doodlebug came bounding down the stairs this evening.
"MOM! MOM! You've got to see this. It's SO CUTE!!!"
"Tom. He's in his hide, and he has his head and one leg sticking out, and it's adorable."
I reflected for a moment that it will only be a matter of time before he stops describing anything without boobs as 'cute' and decided to go see what the lizard was doing. Glad I went. The little bugger was, in fact, as cute as advertised. (Note to Self: Must start taking phone along for these things so I can share the with you all.)
3. After dinner, Boo decided she wanted to mime instead of talk. I figured I'd relish the silence for ohhhh, 30 seconds or so. But no. She stuck it out for a good 20 minutes. The fact that her brother joined in did help, I'll admit, especially when they started miming me and Oz and making fun of us while attempting to stifle giggles because, you know, mimes don't make noise.
4. I unpacked an Amazon box this evening. Well, OK, I unpacked some of it. One of the things I had bought was a new sieve/strainer for the kitchen since my old one is falling apart. As I unpacked it, Oz came into the kitchen to see what I had purchased. When he saw the strainer, his face puckered.
"Well… I bought you one of those for Christmas. But where did I put it?"
He found it, after searching various rooms and his car. His purchase is nicer than mine. Now to decide whether to return mine or just have two. I'll probably double up or give mine to someone. The debate continues…
Happy End of 2014, y'all!