Dec 6, 2011

Forget me not

Was it yesterday? Or the day before? Or the day before that? Doesn't really matter. What matters is that my memory is failing. Now, don't get alarmed; not to that extent to have you all worried. But it still concerns me.

Yesterday I was at Joshua's Basketball practice an hour early - all because I had forgotten his team name. Okay, one can argue having three kids in different age group with repeated team names could confuse anybody, but still...

Why no spoon in the lunch bag? Because Mommy forgot! The Thank you letter due to Mrs. Glass for the handy little pool she gave us this past summer, still pending... Where did I scribble down Delightson's new phone number? Who knows! Is Chithapa's birthday on Dec 10th or was it October 10th or could it be April 10th? My mind goes all blank...

These days I am not into any specific details when it comes to any specific things. Ask me what we paid for the new appliances we just bought last week, I wouldn't know the answer. Did Sharon get a B or was it a B+ in History? Don't know. Breakdown of my investment portfolio? Don't know, but who cares? Where did I keep my white dial watch? Don't know! What was the other thing I wanted to add here? Oh! No!

Having doctors and educators and home makers and engineers among my blog world friends thought I would run it by you first before taking it to Israel. He would dismiss it as lack of sleep or something similar and would blame it all on me, unlike you folks; you are very kind. No, I won't take 'aging' for an answer because I know I am NOT! Nice try though...


9 comments:

A said...

Queen,

You pay attention to broader issues because trivial issues are kind of streamlined.

When a streamlined process or issue is interrupted for a reason, then you THINK you lose memory but you DID NOT. It is the process that broke down.

For example in case team name, you have written somewhere but if you don't refer to paper, it is gone.

Ever since people start using Phone Address book, they don't remember the numbers of others. I used to remember phone number of every person but now I don't. It is not that I lost memory - it is just that I don't care to. My daughter never LEARNED to memorize phone numbers...because all of that are in phone book.

So relax.

Another reason could be lack of SLEEP and that distracts you from details.

kavita said...

Had happened to me too and I started keeping notes like writing down daily expenditures ,things to do list ,where I kept what (keys,imp documents ,lipsticks - need to hide it from my daughter etc.
As i look at my little note book i remember that i need to call customer care for my refrig.

KParthasarathi said...

I wanted to say something.What did I want to say?Oh no....... in typical NRI girl style.I am four score years and yet remember what I wish to remember, what I deem as important to me.It is our involvement I think that matters though dementia is another ball game.Endowed with elephantine mempory NRI girl can bring a laugh in everything she writes about.

NRIGirl said...

Wow! Didn't I tell you you are all nice?! Very nice indeed and I do sincerely appreciate you taking the time to help me out here...

@KP your comment made me smile!

....Petty Witter said...

With me its all the stress of the season, trying to juggle so many things all at once its hardly any wonder I forget things, I'm sure as both a wife AND a mother (we have no children)you have even more things to juggle.

Mingled Minds said...

ahhh.... its very common, it happens to me every other day... plus being a mother and managing the tiny miny stuff all around the house is not easy job, and forgetting small stufss is not an issue i assume... :D

Black Walnut Pearl said...

This is what I heard from my doctor. Lack of memory could be a cause of b12 deficiency. When did you go for a blood test last time? Eat well, sleep well and only if needed take medication.

Rachna said...

Unless you mess up about the real major issues, it is just that you are caught up in too many things so certain trivial ones are put on the backburner. That is fine! What I do is maintain notes especially of trivial stuff like groceries I need to order or kids' activities I need to take care or even notes about work commitments I have to complete. All in all, it eases the anxiety and pressure we build in telling our minds to recall. You could try that. Of course, good sleep always helps :).

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