Wednesday, August 26, 2009

No Elephant Me.

Oh darn I forget what I was going to write.

I seem to be forgetting a lot lately. I know I can't possibly have forgotten as much as my family says I have. I have been accused of telling my daughter something and then telling her the same thing three times over in a very short period of time. Nah, she must be hearing echoes.

I'm told forgetting is just a condition of aging but I'm not THAT old. My brain still works very well. I know who and where I am at all times. That's very important. There was a time once when I didn't know where I was though. That was really scary. That was a medical problem.

I know my husband and children's names. I know my dog's name. I even know my name. That's important too.

Did I mention that I have been told I repeat myself several times in a short space of time? Oh, I did? Sorry.

My husband and daughter constantly say they have told me something but I know darn well they didn't tell me. I know they don't think so but sometimes the problem is not me but them. I often tell my husband he must have told his virtual wife because he hasn't told me.They forget things too and they even admit it once in awhile.

I hate forgetting that I said something. Because I don't remember doing it I tend to argue the point. I always lose of course, because the other two people in my house do remember me saying it. Since they are both younger than me (although one is only three months younger) I have to concede the point. I know darn well though, that I am not always wrong.

I don't really know how to rectify this problem. I try to keep my brain alert by doing crossword puzzles or other word puzzles. I read. I write on the computer here in my blog, although I haven't been very good lately, I go to another blog, I keep up with friends on Facebook and I sometimes read the newspaper. I don't know what else to do to keep my brain active. I guess I'll just have to accept that sometimes I am going to drive everyone nuts by repeating myself. I am not an elephant so I do forget.