It's funny how any situation can put a different pair of "glasses" on, so that everything is seen in a new way. For example, right now, everything seems like a neuro test. If I go out to get the mail, and I bound (carefully) up the front steps leading to my house, I notice how coordinated my actions are, and I think: "Good - I passed that neuro test!"
The other day I was sorting socks in my closet, and I began enumerating the neurological functions that were required in order to complete that task: short-term memory, organizational ability, etc. Last night I sang at a women's group event at our church, and it was a female barbershop quartet version of "You'll Never Walk Alone", and I had the "lead" voice. I sang those tight harmonies and all those words from memory. Of course, it was because I couldn't find where I had put my copy of the music, so I had to take off a couple points for that!!! Today I was filling out my son's Scholastic Book order form, and I added up the totals in my head. Self-administered neuro tests - and all passed!
By the way, the words to that song I did last night are very relevant to me:
When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark;
At the end of the storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain,
Though your dreams be tossed and blown,
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart,
And you'll never walk alone; you'll never walk alone.
Hey, hey - I just put that down from memory, so I guess I just passed another one!