Linda Hill is our host and this week our prompt is “make a note.” They say becoming forgetful is a sign of old age and whilst I am officially a state pensioner now, I don’t consider myself ‘old’.
As a child, anyone over 40 was considered ancient, but I passed that landmark years ago, so from a young person’s point of view, 66 is probably classed as ‘past it’.
There are a variety of acronyms or sayings to reflect forgetfulness, like CRAFT moments (Can’t Remember A Flippin’ Thing), blonde moments (no offense to those of the fair haired persuasion) and our favourite, BOAT moments, because it was not unusual for us to forget why we had gone from one end of the boat to the other, so our memory span was less than the 30 feet of our living space.
It is about twelve paces from our lounge into our kitchen, and again we forget why, so play safe by putting the kettle on. That’s probably why we drink so much tea or coffee.
However, for anything important, we have to make a note of it (see, I got to the prompt eventually). We therefore have a calendar up on the wall upon which we write our appointments or reminders to chase appointments, but never birthdays or anniversaries as those are in my address book (saves looking in two places).
There is a jotting pad on top of the microwave and a pen so that we can make a note (there it is again) of what we need for the freezer or cupboards, and on the back of the kitchen door is a notice board to which we pin appointment letters, business cards and anything else of importance we have to make a note of (gee, I’m getting into the swing of this).
Sadly we have discovered that if we don’t make a note (that’s four) of something, we forget completely and it is more than likely to be lost from the agenda for months.