Tuesday, September 9, 2008

ALZHEIMERED OUT

Okay, I decided I really needed to write a new post, if for no other reason than to get the yearbookyourself.com pictures further down.

This morning I had just finished blow-drying my hair when I got a phone call. The minute I picked up the phone and saw who it was, I realized that I had forgotten that I was supposed to pick up a lady to go to the RS temple day this morning. She is here visiting her daughter who just moved in a few months ago and just had a new baby, and at church Sunday asked if she could get a ride. Now the interesting thing is that while I was talking to her a thought occurred to me that I shouldn't offer her a ride, but find another person to take her. One of my fears was that I would forget. Which I did. Our RS has the 2nd Tuesday of every month for our temple day, and the old RS presidency had 2 sessions they would schedule. So I've been trying to go to both of those since my counselors and secretary don't seem to be able to go to either. I decided I would go to both for a few months and then decide which ONE to keep and cancel the other. This week has been a little hectic with a new grandbaby born last Friday - a girl, 6lbs. 10 oz. to Survival Knife - I had to get my husband off to Ireland on Sunday, we have a big RS meeting this Thursday night and I have to do a luncheon for a funeral -actually a memorial service - on Saturday. As I passed the calendar on the fridge yesterday, I kind of paused for a moment to look at it. I stopped and wrote the funeral time on Saturday, but did I write the Thursday night meeting on it? Did I write the RS temple day on it? NO! Which is why I forgot. I guess when you get older you have so many things going on in your brain so your brain just cleans house for you and makes you forget certain things. Your brain says, "You can't possibly do all that, so I'll just help you forget a few things." I only mentioned things above that I have to do this week. I didn't mention all the things in my brain and the fact that I got a phone call this morning and spent an hour on the phone talking to my friend who is going through financial difficulty and is about to lose her home. I go through my day writing lists of things I need, or things I need to do, but I guess there is no perfect system. When the lady called me this morning to ask why I wasn't there picking her up, I offered to take her to the 11:00 session, or to the 7 pm session, but she said she'd just drive herself. What do you say when you forget something like that? I apologized profusely but I'm sure she is wondering about what kind of ward her daughter has moved to.

5 comments:

Amber said...

don't worry mom, she probably realizes you are just crazy busy - as for forgetting things I think you need to get a blackberry like dad and you can put in appointments and reminders into your phone and it will have an alarm reminder to remind you of your to-do list - p.s. i like how you added pictures to your what i'm reading and listening to.

Delirious said...

I am like that too. When I have too much stress, or too much to remember, my brain conveniently selects a few to erase from my memory. I guess it's kind of like filling up a glass. If you put in too much, sometimes a little spills out. :)

Bullet for Babs said...

I think its a bit ridiculous to ask someone you don't even really know for a ride somewhere, relief society president or not...

Inside Stories said...

I do that when I get stressed out, too. You have a lot on your plate right now.

Lindsay-Weaver said...

Who cares what she thinks? You're moving to Ireland. ;) I wouldn't worry, it was an honest mistake. I kind of see Bullet for Bab's point, too! lol
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