The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 9, 2022

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.


About pensitivity101

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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 The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 9, 2022

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Same same 😊

  2. ghostmmnc says:

    Same here if we don’t make a note of something it will be forgotten! 🙂

  3. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! I love that you managed the prompt so many times! I’ll “make a note” of your brilliance!

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Lol , watch who you are calling old, your not old your three years my junior… Nice post Di! 💜

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