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Wow. Do I completely understand what you're saying! I literally have to go throughout the whole house and silence anything that might make noise to be able to study. This is of course an exercise in futility since I'm the father of a 14 month old kiddo and married to a very lovely Italian wife who knows little of talking softly, but I digress...
If the doorbell rings and the dogs bark all that information I just interpreted, processed, and attempted to retain just went out the window faster than that encyclopedia salesman pressed the button (note to self: I really should disable the doorbell).
And I also hate re-reading paragraphs! My life seems to include the exercise of trying to study and retain some information only to have my significant other tell me that Home Depot has the grout in the color she fancies on sale for the 200th time and how absolutely awesome that is. Really? Life or death as expressed in grout -- or that test that encompasses 35% of my semester grade that I really am trying to study for
Thanks for the comfort of allowing me to know that I'm not alone, Lyndaa.
P.S. I'm nearing your age too.. are we just old?
I just had to laugh at your Italian statement! Based on what I've seen on TV, I can only imagine.
Old???? No way! (But I did mail my brother a walking cane for his over-the-hill birthday (50) party. Knowing him, I'll be getting that back when I turn 50, but instead of passing it on to another brother, I might actually need it.
I think years of responsibility and in my case, working in med/surg for more years than I can count has deducted a few brain cells with every punch of the clock.
See, like now, I need to be working on assignments but the neighbors are mowing the lawn and I hear every turn the mower makes...and these are huge lots in this subdivision. So, I will either go walking or go to work. Guess which one I'll choose?
Wait....the mower just stopped! Oh well, it must have been debris in the yard because it started back up again. Dang! Well, I'm off to the park!