You Know When You're Getting Old When---

Oh, boy, I did it again. I sent an email out to the wrong place. You have no idea how upset it made me when I realized what I'd done. Even worse, I didn't realize it until it also came to me. Of course a young person might do the same thing, but probably not with something as important as this was. It made me come to a decision, I'm doing far too many things for a woman of my age and I plan to do something about it.

Of course I've had plenty of other big hints about getting older--all I have to do is look in the mirror and see all the wrinkles. I dye my hair but know I'm not fooling anyone, but it does make me feel better.

How about going into a room and not remembering why you came there? The only way to get the memory back is to leave the room, then it's "Oh, yeah, I was going after..." And it's possible, you might forget the second time around.

I have tricks I use to make sure I've taken the pills I need to take otherwise I truly wouldn't remember if I took them or not.

Whenever I'm going somewhere I make lists to remind me of what I need to take--and I make lists about what I plan to do each day. Sometimes I even post these lists on Facebook. Though it makes people think I'm a dynamo, I'm just writing what I plan to do so I'll do it. After all, if you tell the whole world then you're obligated, right?

I'm still putting on the right amount of clothes and in the right order, so that's a good sign. I don't get lost when I'm driving around--of course Mrs. Magellan helps with that.

Having taken care of people with Alzheimer's I do know all the signs, so far most of my failings are I can chalk up to old-age.

When you've been around as long as I have and been through as much, I guess one has to expect some slow down and making mistakes.

I've been blessed with a great husband and best friend, a wonderful family, lots of great memories, abilities that I've been able to use all my life, so I'm going to quit griping and just go on enjoying each day as it comes.



Vicki Rocho said…
You're not alone! I've done that before. I also constantly forget what I'm doing next. This is probably because I've got too many balls in the air at work. I'll click on the client files and forget who I was looking up and what I was looking for. Frustrating...but now I at least have someone to talk to while I roam around lost.
You are so sweet, Vicki. And yes, I do know part of the problem is trying to do too many things at once, something I'm very, very guilty of.

Monti said…
That thing of going into a room and not remembering why has been going on a long time for me. I have to chalk it up to having too much going on inside my head! Maybe that's a good thing. . . Or maybe it isn't!
Monti said…
Please check out the award, The Versatile Blogger, I just gave you.

Hi, Monti, I would if I cold find where it is.


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