Sunday, July 25, 2010

Initially Speaking

My life can be broken down pretty simply:

O.C.D. moments - I don't have enough Obsessive Compulsive Disorder moments when cleaning my house. These are the moments in life when perfect just isn't good enough. They usually segue quickly into PMHOAC (pulling my hair out and crying) moments.

T.M.I. moments - Over-sharing, or Too Much Information causes these.  You know, those moments that make you wish there was a scrubbing bubbles for the brain? I'd say about 1/3 of high school fits in there... MANY conversations... and yes, probably a few of your blog posts... and mine.

N.M.P. moments - Things I can't do anything about - or Not My Problem moments.  It's not always as snarky as it sounds (though it sometimes is JUST what it sounds like)... it's the times when I have to just admit that I'm not all powerful.  I can do nothing when the power goes out... even if it's in the middle of my son's hard fought attempt to finally beat the boss on the latest video game.  Sometimes these moments are frustrating for those around me, but I've found it very helpful to know when it's time to allow a higher power to deal with something I can't.

W.T.H. moments - What the Heck moments are sometimes confused with TMI moments - but they are not  the same thing at all!  WTH moments can include being amazed at the tenderness of a child or admiring beautiful scenery... Generally these are good appreciating the world around me moments.

S.O.S.O. moments - Same Old Same Old Moments - the rest of it...  the "haven't I done this a million times already" moments.  Laundry, Dishes, Arguing with my 10 year old about his school work...  It would be nice to have fewer of these, but they seem to be a necessary evil.

17 comments:

From Tracie said...

NMP Moments...the most freeing thing I have learned is to understand that I can't control other people, and I can't control lots of situations, and I should stop frustrating myself with trying.

Kristina P. said...

I too have a lot of TMI moments. That I like to share with the blogging world.

Saimi said...

I like the TMI moments. Maybe that's why I like blogging so much!

I'm sure there's a line drawn somewhere called WTMI (way too much information)

Gina said...

I think WTH also encompasses the WTH being directed at people around me.

Cheeseboy said...

Yes, Kristina definitely is TMI. I am glad you can squeeze all your moments into four little categories. I'd say most of mine are the WTH kind.

Lisa said...

I consider this post a mirror reflecting my own image~whether I want it to or not. :)

T said...

you KNOW I was thinking about Kristina when I mentioned TMI blog posts - she specializes in those :)

Teachinfourth said...

Really when you stop to think about it,Life is all about moments isn't it? Thanks for admitting some of yours to us; don't worry, we won't hold it against you.

Mama Kat said...

I'm an oversharer as well...and an accidental secret tell-er. Not good.

And ps Congratulations! you won the converse giveaway at my place! Can you send me your email address!?!

Barbaloot said...

My life is one, long OCD moment. I think I'd like to throw some NMP moments in there as well.

Holly said...

WOOHOO!! You WON something!! LOL!!

Thanks for the EDUCATION here!! ;D

The Empress said...

Hey! I see you won something at mamakat's woohooo!!!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I don't think I have enough OCD moments! Seriously, it would be nice to be a perfectionist once in awhile, but sadly that gene passed me by.

Jen T said...

I think I need more WTH moments. Need to slow down and enjoy the little things. Love your way to dividing things!

T said...

FYI guys - I AM working on my next post... ready to give away the Gift Certificate - it's written and everything - but Blogger is being a Bear about letting me add my images! Grrrr... (oh wait, maybe I was the bear?)

Amy said...

These are all great! So funny.

BTW, thank you for the comment a couple days back! It's great to find another local blogger.

Charlotte said...

I need more OCD with less TMI. But then I wouldn't have as many WTH, so I guess I'll just keep it SOSO. NMP, right?