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Victoria
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OSuzanna, you made me smile with that gnat fart business!  

Body odors on people can distract me so much that I can't even be in the same room with them.  And mouth/breath odor.  I can't ignore it when the smells are bad.  I have to fight to keep from throwing up!  Clutter in a house makes me so claustrophobic, but I'm not bothered by dust bunnies or littlecobwebs.  

Lables on the inside of clothing drive me bonkers   and seams on the insides of my socks have to be positioned so that I can't feel them at all when my shoes are on.

I have to make my bed before I get in it.  No, I don't make my bed in the morning, because I like to let the mattress ventilate.  In the morning, I turn down the blankets to let air reach the bed.  But before I go to bed, I make everything lined up and smooth, with no wrinkles in the bottom sheet.  I don't like to feel blankets bunching up in the bed.  

All this is normal for a nonnie, don't ya think?  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion
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When I was a little girl, my mother would read me the story "The Princess and the Pea", about a queen who tested many young ladies to see who was a real princess.  The one who was chosen was a girl who could not sleep on a stack of mattresses because a tiny pea was at the bottom of the pile, and she felt it like she was sleeping on a big lumpy rock.

Nonnie princess.  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
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Victoria, that's why we became the *Royals*


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Oh, I understand it all, now!  



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As a nonnie, I feel a strange and almost irresistable attraction to the Canadian province of Nova Scotia and the Canadian maritime provinces; Iceland; Nunavut, Canada; and basically anywhere around the Northern Atlantic... except for Europe or the UK, for some reason.

Why?

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might have been the grounds where you used to dwell in a previous life!


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Oh, Ron!     



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
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Ron, you might like the Australian outback!  
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Lola,

You may be righter than you think.  Here are the results of a past-life website analysis that I got awhile back:

Your past life diagnosis:
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I don't know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation.You were born somewhere in the territory of modern North Canada around the year 475. Your profession was that of a artist, magician or fortune teller.
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Your brief psychological profile in your past life:
Bohemian personality, mysterious, highly gifted, capable to understand ancient books. With a magician's abilities, you could have been a servant of dark forces.
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The lesson that your last past life brought to your present incarnation:
Your task is to learn determination and persistency. Youd should not allow to let misfortunes take influence on your strong will.
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Do you remember now?
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Curious,

I doubt that seriously.  The Australian outback is a massive frying pan.  I hate the burning sun and heat.

Or were you being facetious?
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Quoted from OSuzanna

I can hear a gnat fart, but I can't understand you in a crowd unless I can see your lips move to backup what I can hear.
Okay, I gotta go, thanks for the been-there-done-that entertainment, guys!


Oh, how funny... I am the same way.  I hear everything yet I hear nothing in a crowd.

I was reading this thread from the beginning and I read one that sounded like me.  And guess what?  It was me!!  

About noise: I get so confused when there are a lot of sounds in my head.  I like opera music and music in other languages because they don't enter into the conversations I am having with myself in my already overcrowded brain!  That is because I don't understand them, yet I can still appreciate the pretty music.

I love quiet, but I like a fan or something else with 'white noise' at night.

I have been away from the site for a while and it is good to be back.  This particular posting makes me feel not so alone.

Are other nonnie's "pack rats?"  I tend to keep things "just in case..."


Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.  Blessings, meribelle
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Oh and I hate turtle necks.  I fell trapped!  And I love the outside, the sunshine, the wind and nature,especially when I am not dressed up to go to the office.  

I have always loved fairy tales and refer to "The Princess and the Pea" frequently when I cannot get comfortable in m;y chair at work or when I do not sleep well at night.  I truly am a nonnie princess now!!


Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.  Blessings, meribelle
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Ron, how about that?!!!


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Quoted from meribelle

I was reading this thread from the beginning and I read one that sounded like me.  And guess what?  It was me!!  


Are other nonnie's "pack rats?"  I tend to keep things "just in case..."


Oh, dear, I'm a many-interests artist, and always go back, sort of like doing a circuit, to types of art I've practiced previously.... You can't just get rid of expensive art supplies just 'cause you're not using them at the moment...
Also read alot, so you know how that ends up


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OSuzanna, you made me smile with that gnat fart business!  

Lables on the inside of clothing drive me bonkers   and seams on the insides of my socks have to be positioned so that I can't feel them at all when my shoes are on.

[Agreed.]

I have to make my bed before I get in it.  No, I don't make my bed in the morning, because I like to let the mattress ventilate.  In the morning, I turn down the blankets to let air reach the bed.  But before I go to bed, I make everything lined up and smooth, with no wrinkles in the bottom sheet.  I don't like to feel blankets bunching up in the bed.  

[I always thought bedding should ventilate, too.]

All this is normal for a nonnie, don't ya think?  




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Curious,

I doubt that seriously.  The Australian outback is a massive frying pan.  I hate the burning sun and heat.

Or were you being facetious?

No, I meant it seriously, because it is so empty (I love it for this reason). You are right, it is a frying pan in summer, but it is cool in winter. In particular at night, the temperature can be freezing. I cycled in the outback a while ago and some mornings my waterbottles were frozen.

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I have to make my bed before I get in it.  No, I don't make my bed in the morning, because I like to let the mattress ventilate.  In the morning, I turn down the blankets to let air reach the bed.  But before I go to bed, I make everything lined up and smooth, with no wrinkles in the bottom sheet.  I don't like to feel blankets bunching up in the bed.  

All this is normal for a nonnie, don't ya think?  


Wow, I thought I was the only person who did that!
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Growing up in Florida as I did, when I was an infant my mother tells me that I used to hate being out in the heat... She says I would scream and cry.  But I always loved the colder weather... Autumn is my favorite season.

Another weird thing I did, was that I got this large-size GI Joe playset when I was about four and, for some odd reason, I used to love carrying around the hard plastic grey rhinoceros that came with it.  In fact, I used to sleep with the thing.  I mean, it wasn't soft at all.

Another thing I used to do, is put my pillow in the freezer at night, just to get it nice and cold.  Remember, this was Florida, and I hated the heat.  So I would get my pillows nice and cold, and then take them into the bed to sleep with.

Finally, I used to play with the corners of my pillows and my collars... I would take them and brush the tips of my fingers over them, because it felt good.  Over time, the corners would get dark with the oils from my fingertips.  Later on, I also learned to do this with pencils, and that's a habit I still have to this day.

Pretty weird, eh.
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... is put my pillow in the freezer at night, just to get it nice and cold.  

Definitely no Australian outback for you, Ron.  

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I received my test results that confirmed that I was a nonnie.  After reading through this thread I thought I would be a nonnie because I simply fit the mold.

Hate feeling closed in in any situation:
crowds
turtlenecks
seatbelt
I simply need free movement.  I think I was meant to be a nudist.

Perspiration
I perspire more than the average man.  It is worse now that I am fat, but even when I was skinny I dripped water.  Not just the arm pits.   I have had people ask me if it had been raining outside.  The sweat seems to have little to do with being hot although the heat makes it worse.  If I concentrate very hard water will cascade from my brow.

Feelings
Those familiar with Briggs-Myer and Jungian classification I am an INFJ.   An introverted, intuitive, feeling, judging or justice guy.  At times I feel that I am quite literally two personalities rolled into one.  I love talking to groups and crowds and hate being around groups and crowds at the same time.  I feel left out when not involved with something that is going on and put out when I am involved.  I often think of myself as a knight, sheep dog, type of guy and Lancelot is my hero.

Heat
I have a saying, "You can always get warm, but it is difficult to get cool."  Fall is my favorite time of year in Missouri.  40-50F is ideal.

Sensory
I am not sure if I fit the mold here or not.  I handle noise fairly well, but do insist that the TV is loud enough to drown out any other noise distractions.  At the same time I am quick to judge others being to loud when they watch TV.

Order
I need and crave for things to be logical and orderly but I am a lazy slob.  As the house gets cluttered my anxiety level grows until I loose control or clean the house.   I am quick to throw stuff away to keep 'order'.  Often I need to set my desk up perfectly before I can begin a new project, but can let the desk fall apart if I am in the middle of a project.

Sensitive
I will share my feelings (just read my post) with anyone who will listen and I have a huge empathy level for others.  I find it impossible to be angry with someone who has wronged me because I see their side of the story very clearly.  This leads me to avoid any and all conflict until I blow up or the people involved leave the state.  I work on the conflict thing all of the time.  What happens often times is that I become passive aggressive so that I can lie to myself about being that Lancelot character I mentioned above.  When I finally realize that I caused harm I go into a great self-destructive funk.  I have been accused of being rather feminine with my sensitivity.
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Newly confirmed nonnie here!  This is so cool!  I was so tired of feeling like the weird one in my family.  So nice not to be alone  

Personally I really don't like crowds, strong scents (especially perfume, afterhsave or cigarette smoke  !), and disorder (even if I am a messy housekeeper most of the time).  Just about once a week I have to reorganize things back into order.  I was wondering why I didn't like turtle necks anymore.  I just wouldn't wear them so I stopped buying them and switched to bulky sweaters.

When I read the "Highly Sensitive Person" by Elaine Aron, I thought it sounded just like me.  I came to wonder, privately, if the population % of both nonnies and HSPs both being around 20% was not a coincidence.  I am one of the HSP types who seeks input, even thought I am alson easily overwhelmed by it.  Pre BTD I used to feel like the border between too much (overload) and too little (boredom) input was more like a knife edge.   Now at least I can sense trouble coming.  Even if I don't always avoid it like I should    sigh.

Pre BTD I was always too hot in any situation except an extremely cold winter day.  A year into BTD and I could not get warm enough.  Five years later and I seem to finally have evened out a bit.  Since I used to hate the heat, it is fun sometimes to hear other people complain about how it's too hot in the summer time, meanwhile I'm feeling "just right" on a warm day.  

Later!



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Pre BTD I used to feel like the border between too much (overload) and too little (boredom) input was more like a knife edge. Now at least I can sense trouble coming.

that s very profound!!
welcome to our club!


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Hmm...no wrinkley sheets for me, or tags, or bunchy socks. It's a nonnie thing I guess . This is often a characteristic too, of "difficult childern", perhaps they too, are nonnies. When I was 5, I got a heck of a spanking because I refused to wear a very itchy, lacy flower girl dress. Needless to say I tried on a "million" wedding dress' till I found one that did not itch!

A too loud tv, or big crowds upset me. Nonnies are sensitive souls.


"Be as gentle as  possible, and as firm as necessary".   Tom Dorrance-the 'father' of natural horsemanship

How true, for life, parenting, horse and dog training!
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