Friday, April 22, 2011

my mind = steel trap sieve

It's been another red letter day so far!  It started with missing Charles' orthodontist appointment at 7:30 this morning (we miss approximately 3 out of 5 -- I wrote it down, they e-mailed me) and has proceeded to about an hour ago when I realized that I bought tickets to see Peter Pan in Chicago on the same day that my good friend's daughter is getting married.  I also recently scheduled a get together with an embarrassingly large number of people and then remembered I was busy that night and missed my visiting teachers a couple of days ago for the second month in a row.  It's not like they didn't call ahead.  What is my freaking problem?  I did manage to do my own visiting teaching this morning, but that is probably only because I made the appointment yesterday.  It is as if in my perfect world everything would be spontaneous:  a "walk-in's welcome" orthodontist office, oh your daughter is getting married this afternoon -- I'll be there, a stake leadership meeting in two hours -- surprise!!!  I suppose I can see some of the problems in that plan for most people, but it would be ideal for me.  And of course, I am always left with the horribly sinking feeling of what am I forgetting that I never do remember?  Alzheimer's is going to be hard for me.  I also just broke a glass and had to pick it up piece by eensy weensy piece since it had had water in it.


I'm not all bad -- I did end up vacuuming the entire house yesterday, made dinner, went to yoga and walking this morning...  I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!

6 comments:

The Queen Bee said...

I like having my things planned and to know them ahead of time...however I am exactly like you and forget almost EVERYTHING! I always tell Chris to be nice to me when I forget who he is!

Stacey said...

You are just overscheduled!!

My name is Lexi said...

I missed my orthodontist a few times too. It's just hard to remember.

My name is Lexi said...

Oh, and I spotlighted your blog on mine because I like it so much

GRodenberg said...

hello, pregnancy! Actually, I went to the doctor once because I thought i had a brain tumor (for the exact same reason). He had me open my planner and said, "That explains it!" Oh the joys of motherhood :)

Jen said...

They do like you. May the memory gods smile on you soon.

Once one of my aunts came to visit, and she was talking and raving about these "fabulous" memory tapes she was listening to, and they were helping her SO MUCH. She called few days after they got home, and she had left them under the bed at our house.

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