Saturday, November 24, 2012

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most

I have a mind like a steel trap.  It’s just such a shame it slammed shut some time ago and rusted into a locked position.

My friend’s birthday was on Thanksgiving so I planned to send her a really funny card I had saved just for her.  The card was signed, addressed, stamped and sealed…ready for shipment.  Having mentally crossed it off my “to do” list I forgot all about it…including mailing it. 
Sigh.  I just found it today.
Then there was the other night when I went to the clubhouse to play with the jigsaw puzzles.  I had a blast visiting with other ladies and putting the pieces together.  When it started to get dark and people were filing out to return home, I walked out the door and looked for my car.  It was nowhere to be seen.  It’s often confusing here as it’s a large building, so I walked around the building to the other parking lot.  Nope.  This one was totally empty.

After panicking for a while and running through my own little scene from ‘On Golden Pond’ it finally came to me.  I had walked over.  So I strolled home and decided not to say anything about this to Left Brain.

Last week at Safeway I spotted one of my friends and in my excitement I did what I always did…I rammed her cart and yelled at her to get the hell out of my way!  Oh did she look stunned, then confused and finally angry.

I meekly explained that I thought she was someone else and swerved away to hid in the condiments aisle and recover.  I had overlooked the fact that I was in Arizona at the moment and since she lives in Minnesota, it more than likely was not going to be her.  Well now I feel just plain stupid!

Why is my memory so crappy right now?  Oh, it must be from all the stress of this fast paced lifestyle.  Yeah, that’s it!  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.


Long Live the….what was her name again?



  1. I'm thinking that you are just enjoying an early preview of some of the perks of the "golden" years. I must say though, that the episode of ramming the lady's cart still has me giggling. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

  2. Oh, Bless your heart... they probably won't issue you a shopping cart anymore... it's a good thing that you don't stay in one place for any length of time.