I was going to say something else, but what was it?

Jerry and I lost a day last week.  That’s what happens when you get old and don’t have a job to do.  Here’s how we discovered the loss.  Jerry got an email from a friend in Arizona asking whether we had felt an earthquake that was said to have occurred in Seattle.  We hadn’t felt an earthquake, but we were curious, so he looked it up on the net.  It happened at 1:30 in the morning on January 30th.

 

“But that’s tomorrow”, he said.  I agreed.  We went to town on Tuesday, and this is 2 days later.  It must be Thursday.

 

I did think, on Tuesday (I thought) as I was doing the New York Times cross word puzzle while drinking a latte at Barnes and Noble, “This is too hard for a Tuesday puzzle.”  It didn’t occur to me to check the date, so sure was I that it was Tuesday.

 

Neither of us has any idea what we were doing on that lost day.

 

Today I said to Jerry, “We need a broom closet.”  He agreed.  I looked around the kitchen, where we have just put a wonderful pantry.  No more unused space. 

 

“We could put it in the new room at the back of the house,” I said.  “I could manage to walk in there to get a broom, even if I wanted to use it here.”

 

“Ah yes,” said Jerry, “But you’d have to remember why you went in there.” 

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5 Responses to I was going to say something else, but what was it?

  1. dale says:

    What, you waited for your seventies to start losing days? We’ve got a twenty year head start on you, then!

  2. zuleme says:

    me too. Thanks for stopping by Caturday. I know I haven’t been very entertaining lately! Too much computer work piled up. Maybe after I get the taxes done I’ll feel more like posting photos.

  3. Dick says:

    Scary. Everyone I talk to over 50 laments the failure of memory – names gone, keys lost, dates forgotten. How do we know when we’ve crossed the border between fuzzy concentration caused by too many memories and an overstocked mind and the dreaded dementia?

  4. anne says:

    My aunt used to say that the reason older people forget stuff is because we only have so much room in our heads for memories, and older people’s heads are already full.

    Thanks for the comment on my blog, Anne. I had to take down the posting about the film because it turns out my son was not supposed to show it to us before the official showing. Oops. Anyway, back in 2007 when the events being covered in the film were happening, I heard that the generals had changed the name of Burma to Myanmar, and I had not known that before. I knew that a lot of countries did change their names when they shook off the colonial yoke and just assumed that Burma/Myanmar was the same. I was quite frankly glad to hear that Burma is the “real” name of the country, I used to collect stamps as a kid and Burma was a country I was familiar with through my stamp collection, Myanmar was not.

  5. wisewebwoman says:

    Thanks for dropping by at my place!
    I know whereof you speak, I lost a day this week too, the 6th, was that the day you lost?
    It could be a conspiracy. Anti-elder stuff. It might be in the Spam they want us to start eating.
    XO
    WWW

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