Forgetfulness is Costing Me
One of my worst traits is that I can be very forgetful. Many people see this as carelessness, and this bothers me, so I try to work on it. My forgetful nature drives Aaron nuts. He just doesn't see how someone can forget to do/bring/etc. so much. The saying, "She would forget her head if it weren't screwed on," definitely applies to me.
Sometimes I have a good stretch where I don't forget anything, and that makes me proud. Other times when my schedule gets thrown all out of whack, like it has been lately due to the holidays, I take a major step backwards and I forget just about everything. Here are a few examples over the past couple of days:
* I was supposed to work from home yesterday afternoon. I got everything packed up when it was time to leave, and left the one folder I really needed sitting on the table by my office door. Suffice it to say, I didn't finish what I needed to yesterday afternoon.
* I made a big fancy salad for dinner last night. I prepared it early so that I could watch Oprah without having to get up and start dinner. Then, after we were all done eating dinner I remembered that I had made a big fancy salad to go with our meal. Oops! Thankfully we had more than enough other food and weren't still hungry, but you would think that I'd remember making a salad that was supposed to be a big part of our dinner.
* I've been working on a crochet project for a co-worker's baby shower. I forgot where I was in a pattern and totally messed up a bunch of rows, costing me about thirty minutes worth of work. Grrr....
* I took pictures of said crochet projects, and some of my Christmas gifts, to post today and forgot to upload them, which would be necessary for, you know, posting them.
These are just a few examples of my annoying forgetfulness over the past couple of days. It's starting to really get on my nerves. I'm looking forward to when my schedule gets back on track after next week and then, hopefully, I'll start remembering things again.