I Spell Gooder Now

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Today’s Throwback Thursday is from May 6, 2008

I Kant Spell

I won the 5th grade spelling bee. Of course, it’s one of my proudest achievements in life. I continued to be a very good speller up until now. Suddenly over the past couple of months I’m having a strange problem with my spelling. Suddenly I’m spelling words like they sound. Today I caught myself spelling “should” as “shood“, spelling “heard” as “hurd“.

In additon to creating my own words, I’m also experiencing exchanging words that sound alike. Writing such things as “We have a guessed coming over for dinner

The other thing I’m catching myself doing is writing like I have dyslexia. I’ll send instant messages and find that what I typed are almost incoherent. Also when I post on Message Boards I find the same thing has occurred. I’m much more careful on my blog here. I reread it probably a dozen times before I hit post. Even then I find I have to go back and correct things.

Now, I think the English language should be changed so that we write things the way they sound. Such as “cat” should be spelled “kat”. However, I’m well aware that is not what we do today.

I’ve discussed all this briefly with my pdoc but I think I need to bring it up again. It may be because of the meds I’m taking. Who nose?

We had some family drama last night (no not Maurice and I), so I think it’s why I slept so badly. I kept having very vivid dreams that kept waking me up. Today I feel depressed and took a long nap, maybe it is depression, but it could be I’m just exhausted. Let’s just say my mania from last week has calmed down for now.

I used the oven again today. After taking my food out I only left it on for another hour. I admit, though, it’s only because I heard the thermometer clicking and not because I remembered. I may want to reconsider using the oven for now and going back to the microwave only.

It was just declared that my man Barak just won the primary in North Carolina. Indiana is still close but still early to call. I’m going back for more nail biting moments on MSNBC.

7 comments on I Spell Gooder Now

  1. I am really impressed with your 5th grade spelling bee win! It was a foreshadowing of your writing career!
    The spelling problem sounds so alarming! I haven’t read your archives so I don’t know what caused it, but I wonder if it was, in fact, the meds?

    Funny to read about the presidential stuff – sigh. I won’t even go there…. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you get that walk in today or tomorrow, by the way! The weekend is a great time to do such things and it’ll make you feel good.

    1. My therapist and I were talking about this time period just last week. He referred back to when I couldn’t complete a full sentence. I would stop mid sentence and ask him what I was talking about. He told me he had no idea half the time. lol. I don’t recall if we determined whether it was the meds or not. I’m just grateful it’s gone.

      Didn’t wake up in time for the beach. Well, I have all day, but overslept this morning and that’s my favorite time to go. Going midday just cuts into my schedule too much and sundown is still too coldl.

      1. I’m grateful it’s gone too! Wow – that’s really weird!!! I know that you’ll go to the beach soon, maybe tomorrow, maybe over the weekend – you’re lucky you have a gentle nag in your life! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I was getting really alarmed, until I realized that this post was from 2008…doh! I can have problems with language and speaking when I am overly tired, so I do get that maybe that was it. It’s hard for me to go back and pull out posts from so far back…kind of depression and anxiety-provoking for me, good for you for examining the past so thoroughly.

    1. I’m glad I was talking about the past since I’m writing full time now. That would really suck. lol

  3. i experience all those tings with language, too. i was told it was a common part of bipolar, to play with words, make clang/bang sounds with words, rhyme words, and yes, use the wrong word but right sounding word. we don’t consciously play with words this way, it just happens. for me it was a sign of impending mania.

    1. I’m happy I haven’t had it happen in awhile. It would really make it difficult to write.

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