Thursday, September 30, 2010


“Children get to say ta-da! And I guess magicians, but other than that, it’s an underutilized expression.  I’m trying to think – an adult might say it as she waltzes in with the turkey, or a homemade cake.  But a self-congratulatory ta-da! Would certainly be warranted for any number of daily accomplishments.  I cleaned out the trunk of my car – ta-da!  I finished filling out the insurance application – ta-da!  I made the bed – ta-da!”  -- Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

Ta-Da!  It’s what I felt like shouting when I woke up this morning and realized that all of the little boxes on my oh-so-long to-do list were checked off.  This week has been crazy to say the least and there were a few moments when I considered throwing the to-do list out the window and running off to London, or Fox Point, or maybe even the circus.  It just didn’t seem like it was possible to get everything done, (not to mention get it done well), and it seemed easier to just say to hell with it all.  But I didn’t.  I stuck it out and am currently experiencing a curiously delicious mix of caffeine withdrawal, delirium, and that oh-so-satisfying feeling that comes with accomplishing something that once felt so daunting.  So since it’s not all that socially acceptable for a 23 year old to shout Ta-Da! in real life, I am shouting it here in blog-land.  TA-DA!  Take that, to-do list.

TO-DO Ta-Da! List:
  • Case conference presentation
  • Dysphagia exam
  • Amplification exam
  • Disorders take home exam question
  • Aphasia group plan and presentation
  • Disorders coding assignment
  • Plan activities for artic/reading therapy sessions


  1. Nice work, girlfriend! Love this post. I had a huge one this week - I baked my first Texas Sheet Cake without kathi! TA DAAAA!

    Thinking of you :)

  2. That is definitely worth a ta-da! Ohh the things I would do for a piece of kath's texas sheet cake right now :-) Hope you're having a fabulous day in San Fran