I Forgot

Our leisurely, stay-at-home Sunday turned into a 180 mile round trip drive to the Reservation where Husband works. He was so tired when he drove home on Thursday that he forgot his laptop computer in his office. He usually isn’t so forgetful. He hauls many things back and forth from the Reservation to home and I know he is eager to get on the road at the end of the week.  He needed the laptop  to complete case notes for his private practice. All his note templates are on the laptop. He really wanted to get the notes done this weekend, so we jumped in the van and drove to New Town and back. It took about 4 hours.

The road to the Reservation is a two-lane State highway with lots of twists and turns and steep grades.  Husband  was upset and angry with himself, so I drove. There wasn’t as much oilfield traffic on a Sunday afternoon.    At least we got to see lots of red tail hawks and a bunch of calves getting branded.  It was sunny and the Badlands terrain was green from recent rains.  I also got to see the two raised- bed gardens  that Husband set up for the boys’ addiction group to tend.  I suggested that he put copies of the templates on our home computer in case he forgets his laptop again.  He agreed.

What do you find hard to remember?


35 thoughts on “I Forgot”

  1. Rise and Shine Baboons,

    Power cords. These get lost or get forgotten, then disappear into the universe to the same place single sock goes. It must be the same place single shoes on the highway come from.

    Passwords. We all know this story. I now have a program app that stores them. It is the only thing that saves me from being locked out of many things since I deactivate the auto fill that google and other programs offer. That is flirting with disaster.

    My Mind. Enough said.

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    1. I have a password manager, too. Not only does it help me by not having to remember the multitude of passwords I have, but it will also generate passwords that are more secure than anything I could come up with.

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  2. My immediate response to this question, Renee, tells me that I need to take it easy today. Sadness, despair, and emotional exhaustion are looming very close.

    Today we’re making our weekly visit to Jon. He’s dying of esophageal cancer; has lost over thirty pounds in a month, and is getting weaker by the day. But, at the age of 76, he’s approaching death the way he has approached every other calamity of his life, with a great deal of grace and equanimity. We love this man, and we’ll miss him. Remembering the wonderful times we’ve spent together somehow seems to heighten the acute sense of loss that I feel right now. I’m sure this is all part of the normal grieving process, and eventually I’ll be OK. Right now it hurts.

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      1. Based on personal experience and reading I have done, I think forgetting names is the earliest form of memory failure caused by aging. My mind is as flexible and capable as ever, but I often cannot recall names.

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  3. Oh, let me count the ways! I forget to put things on the calendar. I’ll be talking with just about anyone and can’t remember the name of the person I want to reference. I forget to turn on the timer when something’s on the stove or in the oven – gives new meaning to the term “Blackened Catfish”! – a FB joke I’ve shared.

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  4. OT: Happening tonight on a computer near you: A star-studded cast including Annette Benning, Kevin Kline, and John Lithgow, et al., will “perform a live reading from passages of The Mueller Report, for a live-streamed event found on the Law Works website”: https://lawworksaction.org/

    Here’s the article from Variety where I saw this: https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/star-studded-cast-to-perform-live-reading-of-the-mueller-report/ar-AADlYsC?ocid=spartanntp

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  5. Hi-
    Last week I forgot to attend a show. It was the Thursday ‘Preview’ performance so tickets were comp’d, but I was busy that and knew I was pretty tired and was going to have a tough time staying awake for the show and then we forgot about it anyway. About 8:00 that night and Kelly and I are sitting at the kitchen table eating and reading and she says ‘Oh, we had tickets’. Oh. Yeah. Oops.

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