Weighing Matters

my journey to b.e.t.t.e.r


I must not have been sleeping particularly well last night because, where, I usually notice the digital clock a couple of times a night, I took note of it all night long!

I’ve posted before about numbers. I love them. I observe the patterns in numbers. Last night I saw 10:10, 11:11, grabbed the camera at 12:12, then saw 2:23, [missed it by one] 4:44 and 5:55. Granted, I’m usually awake at the two latest times, but this is Sunday morning and I could have been sleeping!

Where this all started:

I lived in Pennsylvania in a little cement home with then husband, Barry, Scott, Tracy and Cameron. One night I looked at the digital and it said 2:22. I didn’t think much of it, but when the next several nights in a row I woke up at exactly the same time and saw the clock at 2:22 I got a little scared. I actually attributed it to Satan. I thought he was trying to give me some kind of demonic message. I was afraid to go to sleep. I was frightened for me and my little family.

Well,  I resolved to change the experience into something else. I decided I was going to make 2:22 my lucky number. I took the matter into my own hands and determined for myself that Satan was going to have nothing to do with the entire situation. I remember feeling strong about it. I remember thinking [at the relatively young age of 26] it was my responsibility to protect myself and my family!

So bizarre! So bizarre!

So, fast forward 30+ years. I still see the clock several times a night or wake up just as it is turning to a sequential numeral. But I insist it’s a lucky moment in time. I maintain that God is aware of me and behave as though an angel from heaven is stopping by to say “hello my sweet.”


December 27, 2009 Posted by | Numbers, OCD, Silly | 2 Comments

ok, maybe a small problem!

After that last post, I realized my daughter, Tracy, had sent me this link to take a test on OCD.

If you have ever seen the TV series “Monk,” about a detective who has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, you are invited to participate in an online survey conducted by researchers in the Department of Communication at Georgia State University.

The survey asks for your opinions and feelings about “Monk,” and also asks questions about mental illness and the media. This research study will help us learn more about how people perceive and respond to media depictions of OCD and mental illness.

I know this is “off-topic” for your group: We randomly selected this group (along with more than 30 other yahoo groups) to receive the survey invitation, because we want to hear the attitudes and opinions of a wide sample of people. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

If you are 18 or older, please click here to participate: http://www2.gsu.edu/~joucah/page2000.html

Ok, so maybe I do have OCD. But just a little! It’s not like I’m a clean freak!

December 20, 2009 Posted by | Numbers, OCD, Silly | 3 Comments