Sign of Aging

Hubby and I have often joked with my Mum that she’s not the only one who tends to forget things. Recently we’ve known her go into the kitchen to put the kettle on and come out with a tee towel or a biscuit for the dog.
As we’ve been able to visit around once a month since moving here, she knows who we are, and the time spent with her is usually pleasant, jolly and positive.
happy birthday
All joking aside, I am having more and more craft moments, and it has nothing to do with card making or needlework.
I literally start to do something, and forget what it was, or walk to the other end of the boat and wonder why when I get there, but more often than not, I start to say something, can’t get my words out, and then forget completely what I was talking about.
confusedMy glib coverup comment is usually ‘It must have been important’, and hopefully whatever it was will come back to me.
It doesn’t help if the person I’m talking to, or someone else in the group I’m with, interrupts or talks over me. The mind shuts down over matter and words from my mouth stop dead in their tracks.
empty headThree times in as many days, I have meant to return a DVD we borrowed.
It is still here, but perhaps if I remove it from the shelf to the other end of the boat, seeing it on the way out will jog my memory.
In years past, wasn’t tying a knot in your hankie or putting a piece of string on your finger a visual reminder to do something? At the moment, if I did either, I probably wouldn’t remember why I did it, or worse, where to find a hankie to tie a knot in it in the first place (paper tissues just don’t seem to have the same effect).
knotted hankie(Just a little aside here, has anyone tried to tie a neat little bow on their finger with just one hand????)
Now, where was I?  Oh yes:

In the cottage, we had a calendar up on a notice board in the kitchen, and everything of importance was written on that so that nothing got forgotten.
Every year, we would be given several calendars actually, and they all had their uses, the one in the bathroom being for noting our weight loss, the one in the scullery for shopping reminders, and the big diary I always bought myself recorded our electricity usage, when we had the oil tank filled, and anything else to do with expenditure in running the household.
But it was the one on the notice board that always got our attention, and thus we never forgot anything.  This could probably be because it was by the fridge of course.
calendarOne of our new boating friends gave us a small calendar last year with pictures of her voyages that summer. It was a lovely thought and we were very privileged because she only had 6 done and chose us to give one to. It’s not exactly up in the kitchen, but it is on a hook on the wall at the living end of the boat, and I record on it important medical dates and appointments.
That is if I can find a pen or pencil that will write on the glossy paper, or I remember I have to record something somewhere, but what?

CRAFT moments: Can’t Remember A Flipping (F word variants) Thing.
homer

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Sign of Aging

  1. I used to have many CRAFT moments. I realized I had a problem with candida, and started treating that with diet. Went away quite a bit! 🙂

  2. I don’t know what I would do without post-it notes and sometimes even with those posted on doors, mirrors or pocketbooks, I still forget!

  3. colinandray says:

    I was going to say something here …………… but what was it?

  4. I have lots of CRAFT moments – and am now definitely going to start using it for them! (It’s probably not good when one of the first places you begin looking for your phone is in the fridge. Apparently, I think fridge shelves make a great place to put the phone while I look for snacks).

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