Saturday, September 20, 2008
Where did I put that?
I'm always forgetting where I put my car keys
or my cell phone
or my camera
or I forget to bring my shopping bags into the store
and I forget the grocery list too.
I'm not really concerned that this could be the oneset of any form of dementia.
I think most of us experience this sort of forgetfulness from time to time. More often than not it's because we're just not paying attention. We're thinking about what we have should be doing or should have done, what we have to do in an hour, tomorrow or next week. And we are totally not thinking in the moment.
Today I lost the top to my coffee carafe. I took the carafe from the coffee maker, removed the top, rinsed the carafe and set it down. I put a new filter in the coffee maker, measured out the coffee, closed it up. Returned to the carafe on the counter and reached for the top. No top. Not on the counter. Not in the sink. Not on the kitchen table.
I JUST HAD IT IN MY HAND!!
I really thought I was losing my mind.
I looked on the floor. I looked in the cupboard. I looked in the refrigerator.
My husband was no help. He just laughed at me.
Come on now, I wouldn't throw it away!
Or would I?
So I checked the garbage can under the sink. There it was, right on top.
I have no excuse. I cannot believe I threw it away. What was I thinking?
Well, that's just it, isn't it? I wasn't thinking. Making coffee is something I can do in my sleep so I obviously wasn't paying attention.
I am living a double life. Disturbing on so many levels.