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Friday, September 11, 2009

Yesterday was my day to blog, and I forgot. How lame is that? But the thing is when there is a holiday at the beginning of the week, it just throws me off for the rest of the week. Anyone else like that?

And another thing, I forget EVERYTHING these days. I know I'm getting older, but come on, I'm not THAT old. I go from one room to the next and forget why I went there.

Case in point. Yesterday, I wanted to see if my document printed off in the back bedroom. So I make my way back there and pass our bedroom on the way. I step into our bedroom, spot my glasses, pick them up and head back to the kitchen where I was working. As soon as I put them on and sit down, I remember why I had gotten up. I need that document.

So I get up again, make my way toward the bedroom. The phone rings. I pick it up, talk a few minutes and wouldn't you know it, end back up in the kitchen in front of my computer. Still no printed document.

On the third try, I'm a woman on a mission. Mental blinders on either side of my eyes, keeping me focused on the goal. I run, I push toward the mark, I score!!!! Document in hand, I head back to the kitchen with purpose.

On the way back to the kitchen, I spot some toys that the grandkids left out in the living room. I lay aside the document and start picking up . . . well, you can guess what happened from there. Took me all morning to get me and that document in front of the computer at the same time.

Anybody else have this problem?
Diann Hunt  
posted at 8:28 AM  
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At 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, yes. Sometimes I wonder how I make it through the day. LOL.

At 9:05 AM, Blogger Dave said...

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At 9:08 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I can just see you doing this! LOL

I used to worry that I had early onset Alzheimers or something but my bioidentical hormones fixed most of that. Whew! But it's soo annoying!

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Beverly said...


Is it good news or bad that I guessed you were the blogger of the day without looking? LOL! It's become a little game with myself to see if I can tell. I was pretty sure it was you .... don't ask me why. :-)

And yes ... I do it too. In fact, I worry that my girls are going to end up with some sort of weird complex because their mother wanders the house -- apparently aimlessly!

At 10:57 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

LOL, Beverly! Yeah, I think people who have followed the blog can tell our voices apart now. Kind of scary, huh?

Lynn, I feel your pain!

Colleen, I know you remember things, that's why I tell you things I don't want to forget. :-)

At 11:48 AM, Blogger Tonya Kappes said...

It's so easy to get off track. With today's electronics, it's hard to get focused and stay focused. I have to disconnect at least one day a week and get all my stuff done: blog, more edits, more writing, making appts. etc.

At 11:48 AM, Blogger Beth said...

We have ALL done that. Although it won't help much with the document issue, what I do to keep focused when life gets hectic is to take a ledger pad and make multiple lists based on the top areas I need to keep organized. Since they're all on the same sheet, they are all available at a moments glance. There are lists for church, home, work (writing), school, and emails (to send). And then I carry it with me EVERYWHERE so I don't get off track.

At 1:23 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

I do lists, too, Beth. Unfortunately, I lose them. :-(

At 4:38 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

Yep, especially when I am cooking breakfast. I tend to forget that I am going to cook and start picking up stuff, until my children inform, rather loudly, "MOMMY, WE'RE HUNGRY!" LOL!

At 9:12 AM, Blogger The Surrendered Scribe said...

I can relate. Last year I had surgery that brought on "the change" with a force. Although I had some symptoms beforehand, my family is getting acquainted with this new person who can't find keys, her purse, where I was going, where were the kids supposed to go, did I pay that bill...last week I forgot all about my hair appointment. So thankful for grace!

At 10:21 AM, Blogger Deena said...


I'm more forgetful than ever, and my teens love to tease me about it. My hubby and I get into more disagreements, because I just KNOW I told him something...and he just KNOWS he told me...but I have no memory of it at all.

I just say "If you had as much information stuffed inside your head as I have stuffed inside mine, some things would fall out, too!"

The sad thing is, I can still remember my first boyfriend's address...and that was over 25 years ago.

Maybe if I cleared out my mental filing cabinets????

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

Beverly, I do that, too, guess who is writing the blog without looking. LOL.

Diann, I am so impressed that you could remember all the steps it took to get that document. I'm to the point where I can't even recall what I just did.

At 3:30 PM, Blogger Edna said...

I do all the time, go into a room and just stand there looking around and saying "why did I come in here?"


At 7:14 AM, Blogger Lisa Jordan said...

I do the same thing, Diann. And like Colleen, I was concerned about early onset Alzheimer's. Guess it's time to switch to get HRT checked.

At 7:30 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

You had the kids! You can't think with kids around, it's just a fact of life!

At 8:54 PM, Blogger Cheri said...

LOL, yes. I try to remember what I heard big bird say when my girls were little and watched the show.
"Walk backward in your mind" and you will remember.

Personally over the long, long years, I have learned to go back to what I was doing and ask God to tell me what I was looking for. It usually works, but sometimes not right away. As a grandma, too, I think some of it is just getting older. Of course, I do get distracted easily and chase rabbits. :)

At 8:56 PM, Blogger Cheri said...

I was going to add something else, but can't remember the question..

At 7:54 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Thanks, girls, for letting me know I'm not alone in this!

And here I was afraid it was the diet pop (don't hit me, C!). ;-)

At 11:26 PM, Blogger jacqueline said...

I love this blog! After my deadlines, I am definitely coming back for more. I write lots of health stuff, coauthored the preggo guide Big, Beautiful and Pregnant, and am now stressing out finishing a super huge project. And before I forget!!! Here is why I started this rambling post... Please check out this article on forgetfulness/fuzzy thinking from Women to Women. It's all about hormones, ladies!
“Am I losing my mind?” —
What you can do about fuzzy thinking


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