To wit: I headed to the bank this morning to make a deposit. Not only did I miss my turn and have to back-track but when I finally got up to the front of the drive-through I deposited my electric bill. I had to go home and start over, muttering curses to myself for the waste of time.
I began to ruminate about the stupid things I’ve been doing lately. On Christmas day my only responsibility was to get the turkey to my folk’s house 25 miles away. Somewhere around Mayhew Junction I glanced into the back seat. Lots of presents but NO TURKEY. I screeched to a halt and opened the back of my truck – no turkey there either. I headed back home to find Ole Tom on the porch, waiting patiently to become the centerpiece of our annual feast.
Reaching my daily goal of 10,000 steps on my Fitbit counter is a breeze. I get them all by noon wandering around my house looking for things. Most of the time I’m searching for my glasses while wearing my glasses. Then I desperately search for my phone while talking on the phone.
One day I chewed up the wrapper on a Reece’s Peanut Butter cup and threw away the candy. (That might actually be a good thing.)
I frequently walk into a room and forget why I came. Then I walk back into the room I came from and forget why I’m there. Sometimes I open the refrigerator when the microwave dings. The leftovers from a huge meal at the Veranda yesterday got left in the Styrofoam container on the top of my truck. The wonderful grilled chicken salad has been renamed “litter”.
I went to get gas and discovered I had left my debit card at the Veranda without signing the ticket. Of course I returned, paid the bill and tipped the waiter generously. Oh, wait! Did I get my debit card?
Lack of focus is most likely the problem along with continuing to multitask after losing the ability to multitask. If anyone has any suggestions on how to focus please let me know.
At least I don’t lose my keys or phone any longer. My son gave me a little gadget called a “Tile”. It hooks onto my key chain and I press it when I lose the phone which instantly lets out a wail until I can run it down. Like wise if I lose the keychain I can press a button on my phone and the keys let out a howl. If I lose both I can go to my computer and it will make them both roar.
Sometimes it gets pretty noisy. I’m sure the neighbors think I live in a “the little house of horrors” and sometimes I think I do.