• Mental Horizons

    Ballerina

    Proof that advertising on TV works. Skye is watching Big Bang Theory with my parents while I’m in another room working. All of a sudden, I hear tiny feet tearing down the hallway. “Ballerina!!! I want ballerina!!” Skye runs up to me all excited. I slide out of my chair and walk into the TV room. “What does she want?” I ask. While I can understand what she’s saying most of the time, now, often the context is lost. “The Koger Center is doing Swan Lake this Friday,” my mom says. Apparently they’d played a TV commercial. “Look it up and see if the date is right and what the…

  • Mental Horizons

    On My Day Off

    “I think I would have a good book and a glass of wine in bed,” I was commenting on what I would do on my day off, which certainly didn’t include concreting anything as it did for others. Perhaps do some cleaning, probably some work, but mainly relaxing and taking time to concentrate on something frivolous. And today I did get a day off. Geoff took Skye to work on the farm and “drive tractor” which is a favorite of hers. And I got a whole day in which to do as I pleased. I’m incredibly unaccustomed to this as my day normally is broken by toddler demands. How much…