Mental Slippage

I seem to have a bad case of mental slippage this last week.

Brain burps. A momentary lapse of thought.

Or just plain forgetfulness.

On our trip to the big city last weekend I had meticulously written out a detailed list for every store I needed to go to – and left them in the car. Except for one store – I remembered the list but had forgotten to put several important items on it.

That wasn’t nearly as bad as my mental lapse on Sunday. My friend Cinnamon just had the sweetest little baby you ever did see – and I was supposed to bring her a meal on Sunday.

Totally slipped my mind.

Then I discovered that the gal who was bringing their Saturday meal forgot too. Ouch. Two days in a row. Her kids even said, “Melinda won’t forget – she’ll bring us something yummy.”

Double ouch.

I did bring them a meal on Monday – but forgot the pile of movies and the extra Easter script I was going to bring along.

The rest of the week continued like that -forgetting to put the pan of scones in the oven, walking into a room and forgetting why I went in to it, the kids needing to remind me several times to correct their math.

The list goes on and on.

I don’t know what my trouble is – but I blame senioritis.ย  You know –ย  having a graduating senior in the house.

My mind is full of ACT scores, financial aid packets, college visits, and senior pictures.

All those numbers, the dates, the decisions!

Just looking at the price of college tuition is enough to freeze some brain cells.

Or <gasp> maybe the senioritis is mine.

After all – I did just have a birthday.ย  You know – they say the mind is the first thing to go.

No – on second thought – let’s all just forget I said that.

Here’s hoping that a nice quiet weekend and a few good nights of sleep will restore my cognitive prowess.

But until then – I’ll keep slugging away at my to-lists.

That is – if I can remember where I put them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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4 Responses

  1. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Stress messes with higher cognitive function….as in the fight or flight brain takes over and tells the big thinking brain to butt out. College tuition prices are enough to throw anyone into survival mode. Hang in there, do a few nice relaxing yoga poses, and cut yourself some slack. This too shall pass. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You know, I am so glad to know that I am not the only one that has brain burps. LOL We call them brain farts around this house, but I am now changing it to brain burps! Love that!

    Well, I just stopped in to tell you to head on over to my place. I’ve left you a little surprise! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hope you have a great weekend!!

  3. You aren’t alone! As for senioritis, I had no idea it was so tough! My daughter has decided on a college, but that required even more forms! And, she reminded me today of even more things I’ve forgotten.

  4. Hope this week is better!