Thursday, April 19, 2012
Is My Memory Really So Bad?
As I glance up at my credenza here in my author's cave, I count 11 hanging paper reminders of passwords and phone numbers, along with two 8 1/2 x11 sheets of paper on my desk to the left of my laptop with friend's upcoming release dates and notes regarding my current wip. At least one scrap of paper is paper clipped to the strap of my purse most days. I email myself regarding things to be done. I write appointments, birthdays, anniversaries, and other important events on multiple different calendars. My dog's medicine schedule is taped to a kitchen cupboard. The other day, afraid I was going to forget an important lunch meeting, I called my work voice mail from my cell phone on the drive home from the office and left myself a message!!??
I work in the recycling industry - extreme paper usage is not looked upon fondly! I swear I'm not freaky busy; actually my life is way, way less complicated than it was when the kids were young, hubby and I were establishing our careers, etc. The psycho-ness of this behavior is intensified by the fact that I rarely forget things! Is it the act of obsessing about forgetting which causes me not to forget??
Other Issues On My Mind This Week:
1) Humans need to be mindful that when you're handling your business outside, in the middle of the night, your neighbors next door are being affected!
2) Despite paying top dollar, utter crap is available on cable TV during the day.
3) Eventually, no matter the size of one's home, it is impossible to keep everything you want to.
4) Isn't it the best when animal buddies snuggle with us?
Have a great weekend!