Now What Was I Doing?


What is it with women (meaning me) and complete inability to remember?

I ask this hoping you all will agree and talk with me about this. It's not just me, is it?

Yesterday I drove to the library to return my book and get a new one. Got there without my book.

Today I left home to go cash a check, return the library book, and mail some letters....miles down the road I notice, no check, no letters! Agh!!

So I'm off again (total waste of gas) to do these errands! I think I need some therapy at Target! Yes, that would cure it.

What do you think?

23 comments

southerninspiration said...

Yes, Target works....and a list, which probably should be on your HAND so you don't lose it like I do!
I understand!!

Suzanne

April said...

Hmm...I'm sad to say but it's called aging! I have the same horrible disease and it's the pits, I'm telling ya!

ceekay said...

You are not alone. I have a list almost everyday...and I post it to my purse....that way, I can't forget. I found a spot in the kitchen where I put anything I may need when I leave...coupons, letters, lists...phone...etc. Nope, you are not alone!

imjacobsmom said...

Yep, I do things like that too. At work I go to the supply room for something, but what? I have to go back to the spot where I thought about what I needed for it to come back to me....yikes! ~ Robyn

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Stacey, hehehe, forgive me for smiling. I do this stuff all the time! Acccckkkkk!

Target will definitely help.

Barb

Just a little something from Judy said...

Love to hear this news. Love knowing I am not alone. I walk from my kitchen to my bedroom only to arrive there totally forgetting why I came? I stand there and look around trying frantically to remember my mission. Oh, it is so sad. Thanks for encouraging me, because you are a lot younger and it happens to you too. We are all in it toghether.

Wendy said...

Yes, this happens to me too. It started about age 39, as if my brain looked down the road and saw 40 coming. Now, I keep lists of everything: shopping lists, chore lists, who-to-call lists, list for things my kids tell me, lists for things my husband tells me, etc. If my kids ask for something I tell them to write it down and put it on the counter. I have also found that it is more difficult to multi-task than it used to be...it has become dangerous to multi-task while trying to cook dinner!

Brenda Kula said...

Lists. I guess we've got to start making lists, Stacey. But then, I'll have to make a list to remind me where I put that list...
Brenda

Amy said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one! Yes, I write everything down now...lists are my life. I think a trip to Target could cure just about anything. Enjoy your shopping therapy! Amy :)

bj said...

Oh, girl...I have been thinking all this time that it was my AGE !!WHEW...
I went to the doctor yesterday...appt. wasn't until today !
I've jumped in the car to go do "things", stop at a red light and think, "where the heck am i going?"...Now, THAT is pretty dang bad !!
So, see...you aren't the only one!!

Nancy said...

Target will probably do the trick! Glad I'm not the only one that does stuff like that! My sons tell me it's early stages of Alziemers(sp?)...I tell them that thier day will come too. LOL ;) Nancy

Lisa said...

Don't even start me on that. My hubster says it's turning 50 that does it and the cure is doing crossword puzzles. WHATEVER! I'm with you. Target has got the cure or maybe a new magazine(:

Darlene said...

Oh I so understand your pain. I have to make lists and then put them on my purse....OR I'll forget the list to remind me what to do...ARGH

I sure wish I had a closer Target to get some therapy more often!!!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stacey, you just described my errand running perfectly! laurie

LMH said...

Ditto to all of the above.
Plus- there must be a giant hole in the bottom of my purse because I can never find anything and my cell phone makes calls without me!

Laura

Amber B. said...

I think it's the hormones from child-bearing. I always say, "I swear that I had a brain before I had kids!" :-) Just know that you're not alone!

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I think we all suffer from this syndrome.......it's called CRS!can't remember s**t! Isn't aging great!!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Stacey yep that's me too! LOL!

Have a great weekend.
~Melissa :)

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Stacey! No no you are not alone! The other day I put my phone on the charger on my kitchen counter and then half an hour later (maybe less!) I was muttering to myself now what did I do with my phone; went upstairs down to basement all over and then turned and saw it sitting there! I also had 2 pairs of glasses hanging off my shirt and proceeded to walk around looking for them too!Need to clear my mind; That's why I'm supposed to be blog breaking!!lol I forgot about that too which is why I'm here!!lol Have a great weekend - Jeannette

An Accomplished Woman said...

Happens to me all the time, hence, why I have to take my planner everywhere....The life of a busy Mom.

Cynthia

Keetha said...

I always think about this when I'm watching a crime solving show and they ask the suspect: "What were you doing at 4:30 on September 15, 1985."

I'd certainly look GUILTY AS SIN since I can't remember what I was doing YESTERDAY at 4:30.

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Stacey dear.....you are not alone! How many times I walk into a room wondering what I went there for. Have to go back. Try and re-think what I was thinking.... you know the drill! And it isn't being older... I did it in my 20's...so I think you are right, it is us women. Too many things on our minds because we are multi-taskers. So don't beat yourself up girl!!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Stacey, I'm so glad to know that it's not just me! One of the worst is to get to the store without my shopping list:( Twyla