Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Understanding Personality Disorders

Don't you just love the title of this blog! I spent all day yesterday in a class on this very subject. I have to earn a certain number of educational credits each year in order to be employed. I try to choose the most interesting subjects but, this class was drier than I had predicted. Thank the quilt gods I brought a hand project along with me! Me, with little patience (I wonder if that is classified as a personality disorder???) am perfectly happy in most boring situations as long as I have hand work! The subject matter is fascinating and I love people watching! But, alas our presenter woke up sick this morning and so wasn't firing with a full load, both in the personality category or in brain tracking. Do you get it? Mr. Buehler, Mr. Buehler...Mr. Ferris Buehler!

Anyhooo, I did get to enjoy the company of 5 of my co-workers. Some of who were also doing hand projects and some were falling asleep. I did spend a few seconds watching a lady 2 rows up on the other side floss her teeth (I wonder if that is a personality disorder??)

Obsessive compulsive Personality is not the same as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the OCP is being dropped from the psychiatric manual. So all those quilters out there who have waaaayyyyy too much fabric, several pairs of scissors, a boat load of rulers...you are no longer considered as having a psychiatric disorder! It is now considered a personality trait. Wheeeew, I am going to sleep better tonight!

While sitting through the lecture I was able to embroider the bottom row of flowers, the water can and part of the hat. The class was worth it!

...and at the end of the day...my "baby" came home for a visit. So many changes in store for all of us this year! He got engaged a couple of weeks ago to a wonderful woman and is embarking on a new adventure in his life...I will quilt, quilt, quilt to control the anxiety a mother feels. Should be a productive year!!!