Saturday, January 9, 2010

Getting older and Memory Loss

This is how it develops:

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide my car needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full. So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the mailbox, when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first. I take my checkbook off the table, and see that there is only 1 check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter, and I discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning. I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water and suddenly I spot the TV remote Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when I go to watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers. I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill. Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do. At the end of the day:

----the car isn't washed,
----the bills aren't paid,
----there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter,
----the flowers don't have enough water,
----there is still only 1 check in my check book,
----I can't find the remote,
----I can't find my glasses,
----and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.


  1. OMG, this is HILARIOUS!!!!! And so true, I'm sorry to be able to add!

  2. hahahahahaha!!! I do the exact same thing all the time. I do it at home and at work.

  3. Oh dear lord isn't that the way it goes?! :) LOL Hope you at least find the tv remote so you can watch tv tonight. :)

  4. I think we are living the same life. Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

  5. Hahahaha!! That's funny - and so familiar!

    Came over from Ethelmaepotter - glad I did! ;)

  6. LMAO yes the dreaded AOADD - Adult Onset Attention Deficit Disorder.
    My husband is constantly trying to get me to stay on track - - poor guy.

  7. I thought you were watching a movie of me allday.. lol

  8. Oh, I laughed out loud with this one! Sounds like the story of my life.

    Sometimes I'm looking for my glasses, and, of course, I can't find them because I can't see!

  9. When did you put a camera in my house! This is so the way my day went. Heeeheehe!

    Have a terrific day ya'll!!!

  10. I just found your blog. Your post is so funny and so true. I start so many tasks and the house is still in a terrible shape. Where does the time go? I don’t know but I am always so busy, just like you.

  11. lol....My husband makes me say his name 3 times a day....just in case

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