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What Joey K has to say!

More Memory or lack there of 
 
Apr. 10, 2013 10:30 am 
Updated: Apr. 16, 2013 4:32 am
For the past few days we have been throwing around stories and antidotes of our memories, our minds and actions as we get older. Today has me once again laughing at my self. Over the last 2 days I have misplaced the bank card (already been to the bank and fixed it) 2 pairs of sun glasses and a cup of tea. Today has been no different it has been busy with unexpected bumps at every turn. I very often find my self looking for my glasses only to find them already on my face or sitting right next to my chair and lap top after I have torn the house all apart. I misplace things and forget what I am doing more then a lot I also get distracted and go off in to many directions and most of the time this all frustrates me to no end, today however I can't help laugh at myself. I think it is because I now know that I am not alone and some where Stevie, Paula, & Doc and a dozen others can't find their glasses either and then forget they are looking for them.
  Today I had to take Bills truck for it's oil change and check up, I pack an amusement bag so I will have some thing to do while I wait. I forget it in the truck when they take it away. Some one is nice enough to bring it up to me, a little later the mechanic comes out to say there is a nest in the air filter and it will be just a few more minutes and the truck will be ready so I can go ahead and see the cashier and they will bring the truck to me when it is ready. I do all that no problem carefully putting the bank card back where it belongs and I go out and wait on the curb for them to bring the truck. I am standing there a good 5 minutes maybe more when the guy at the front desk comes out and says "Mam is everything okay?" I answer "everything is fine I am just waiting for my car" He gives me a strange look and says "Mam that is your truck" without missing a beat I say "No I drive an escape" He just about but not quite laughed out loud as he informed me " No mam you brought in the ranger your husbands truck." Smiling I thanked him and got in the escape, and made my ranger. I just know they were crying from laughing so hard at that ford location. Next it is Lowes for ant traps a cloths line wheel and cloths pins plastic ones that won't mold.  Everything went smoothly in the store except no plastic cloths pins. I pay and head out the door. " Mam.... Mam..... MAM WAIT A MINUTE. I stop a bit confused, " You forgot your bank card. Can I just say it wouldn't be Kill Bill it would be Bill Killed. I thanked the young lady and headed out for my car. I am looking all over that darn parking lot with no luck I am about to set off the car alarm with my key when I notice it is just a key with out buttons. I am once again looking for the wrong car and not only that I am standing directly in front of the truck. I make it home all safe and sound find my glasses exchange the new wheel for the broken one, run down stairs to start the washer on the way noticing the dish washer needs emptying. I figure I will get that on the way back up. I am loading the washer and hear Mom's walker roll across the floor and I think to my self you got to get her meds and breakfast. Up the stairs I go, back down the stairs I go turn on the washer and back up the stairs again, the dishwasher needs emptying so I do that and begin to fill it I am rinsing a bowl when I hear water running lots of water running and not in the sink, I open the cabinet under the sink and wipe my brow with relief it is not the pipes, I still hear it and go to the top of the basement steps. Yep the water sound is coming from there. Back down the stairs I go the sink that both my kitchen sink and washing machine drain into has clogged up and over flowed. I get the drain open and flowing and see that a small basket we use to help strain the lint and food particles to keep them from going down the drain was all clogged up as well and needed cleaning. Putting on my trusty rubber gloves I grab the basket and back up the stairs I go. Outside using the hose I clean the basket, on the way back inside I pick up my shirt that fell on the ground (Not the one I was wearing) and grab a trash bag for the lint can in the basement. I was ( am ) so proud of myself for remembering that bag  after all it had only been 3 days and how many trips to the basement later that I remembered the bag at all. Do you know that nagging feeling you get when you just know your forgetting something but you just can't put your finger on it. Well at this point that is me I know just know there is something important I should be doing. Anyway back down the stairs I go with the clean basket, trash bag, & my trusty rubber gloves. I put the trash bag in the can put on the gloves and finish cleaning out the sink, I go to put the rock back in the basket and the basket isn't there. Words that I can't type here are starting to roll out of my mouth now and let me tell you I was stringing them together better then any sailor. I looked all around the basement nothing back up the stairs I go retracing my steps completely finding zip then all of a sudden in my minds eye I see it, with a groan I go back down the stairs and yes sure enough right beside the sink at eye level is the basket just sitting there mocking me, like the guys at Ford I can just hear this basket cracking up. I finish cleaning up the over flow mess in the basement restart the washer and head once more up the stairs. I finish loading the dishwasher and start it , there is still something nagging at me as I aim for the bedroom to put away cloths and make the bed. 
    I just can't tell you how far out of my skin I jumped when I stepped from the kitchen into the dinning room to find My Mom standing there looking at me. I totally forgot that she was up. Startled to say the least but I no longer had that nagging feeling. 
  I took care of mom and finished up my inside chores and sat down for a break and just could help laughing at my self. There is still a lot of day left here and goodness knows.  
 
Comments
Paula 
Apr. 10, 2013 12:04 pm
Oh, Joey. I think the stress of caring for your mother is causing all this forgetfulness. So much responsibility! Maybe your brain just has to get in gear and catch up to the pace you're having to go now.
 
Apr. 10, 2013 4:02 pm
I had to laugh. I am guilty of things like this all the time. I agree with Paula that you are just overworked right now. Taking care of a parent and everyday life can take its toll. You will make it because you have a sense of humor about it all. That is most important in life.
 
Apr. 10, 2013 4:44 pm
OMG Bill says,....Can someone help me gt of the floor??? LOL ROTF!!!!
 
Apr. 10, 2013 4:45 pm
That was Bill commenting after reading it.
 
Apr. 10, 2013 5:50 pm
Joey Joan your sense of humor is priceless.That you can laugh at yourself has to mean you are one very nice person,taking care of your mom is wonderful.I can walk from one room to the next and forget what I went in for.I ALWAYS forget where I parked my car at the mall.I went to the grocery for milk and eggs,and came out with everything but what I went for.No Joey Joan you are not alone.I prefer to call such things Senior Moments :O)
 
Apr. 11, 2013 5:08 am
Manella I was so happy to hear I wasn't alone on this I was beginning to fear I was really losing my mind. I rarely do the shopping but when I do I have a list written out on my phone that I mostly forget to look at and I can be head mumbling all through the store milk, bread, cheese, eggs,oh and??????? what was that other thing. Oh by the way Bill really was in tears after reading this, and HE LOST THE BANK CAD NOT ME! I did as I was so sure give it back to him.
 
Apr. 11, 2013 5:09 am
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Apr. 11, 2013 5:13 am
You are blessed that you can laugh at yourself. Stress tends to make me scattered too - I have walked into the parking lot and tried to get into 'my' car, only to discover it isn't MY car at all. I am surprised someone didn't call the police! Yep, I had forgotten what vehicle I was driving! Ah man, I have to laugh. You have a lot on your platter, that is for sure!
 
Apr. 11, 2013 8:11 am
Baking Nana Bill is still laughing. I drive a silver escape and it has to be the most popular color and make because they are every where. I have also stood there looking foolish pushing the button on my key tying to unlock the door of a car that wasn't mine.
 
Apr. 11, 2013 8:22 am
Paula and Iceemama I am sorry I thought I had responded to both of you.Paula I thought I was catching up to myself but then spring and good weather set in, always busy in the nice weather, or busier I should say. Iceemama if I couldn't laugh I would be so lost. While it may sound like I cry a lot I laugh a lot more.
 
Apr. 11, 2013 8:52 am
I once reported my car stolen. I had parked on one side of the mall and exited from the other. Let's just say the police were the ones mumbling.....something about ditzy women.
 
Apr. 11, 2013 11:20 am
OMG I am laughing so hard right now. That is just too funny.
 
Apr. 11, 2013 1:06 pm
Ha! My husband has gotten into the wrong car and didn't figure it out till the key wouldn't work. Yet, he doesn't understand why I ALWAYS try to park in the same area at the stores I shop at. Joey Joan, it is so nice to know we aren't alone in these "wanderings" isn't it!
 
Apr. 11, 2013 1:08 pm
BisShotsMom, my sister did the same thing at the mall! You're not alone!
 
Apr. 11, 2013 1:08 pm
Ugh that would be BIG not Bis
 
Apr. 11, 2013 4:03 pm
Oh my I just read all your responses to my mom and Bill and we are laughing so hard.
 
char 
Apr. 12, 2013 11:25 am
My grandaughter took some friends to the air port. She didn't pay attention to where she parked. We didn't find her car for 3 days. We had reported it stolen already. It was parked right where she left it!!!!!
 
Apr. 12, 2013 2:19 pm
Char LOL
 
njmom 
Apr. 13, 2013 7:09 pm
i did something today i don't think i have ever done....my DH and i went for lunch. i paid with a credit card; signed the receipt and we went on our way...just two doors down to do more shopping. i go to pay there, and ...no credit card. i left it at the restaurant!! ugh. thankfully it wasn't far, nor long that we were gone. i can't believe i did that!
 
Apr. 14, 2013 4:16 am
njmom I am glad you got you card back. It is amazing how easy it is to get distracted, and we think kids are bad.
 
Apr. 14, 2013 6:04 am
We all have so much going on, so much to remember. We need to TRY to slow down and be mindful. And come up with more little memory helpers, like always parking in the same area at the store. Or maybe just making a little note to help ourselves remember. I have discovered I can record little memos to myself on my cell phone. Now if I can just remember how to do that! And remember to put the phone in its special place in my bag!
 
Apr. 14, 2013 8:23 am
I live in Las Vegas and I have witnessed many a tourist wandering the giants parking garages at the casinos...floor to floor in search of the mecca....or car in this case. After witnessing this debacle too many times, I decided that I would try to park my car on floor 3 at all times to avoid this problem. Then one day, the unspeakable thing happened.....The third floor was full. On to the fourth floor. Guess what? I couldn't find the damned car on the third floor when the show was over. So now the rule is third or 4th floor. Can't figure out any other way. BTW I have seen many a young person wandering the labyrinth of the garages with their remote keys in their hot little hands pushing the alarm button to get a clue as to where their car is. It always gives me a little chuckle :) Makes me feel like it's NOT so much the aging process my mind is in the throes of :)
 
Apr. 14, 2013 4:32 pm
Indiana Hahaha Mauigirl hehe and I love seeing young people lost in the parking lot.
 
J. Dub 
Apr. 15, 2013 10:17 am
Oh Joey Joan! I have a three year old and, honestly, sometimes my mornings are the exact same. Between getting him ready for daycare and getting myself ready for work, I feel like I've already worked an 8 hour day and it's only 8am! Great blog!
 
Apr. 16, 2013 4:32 am
thank you J. Dub. I have my 4 yr old Granddaughter overnight often and she runs me ragged. She always say's " but I'm not tired" when I put her down for a nap the reply is always the same " but Granmama is"
 
 
 
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I am married I work part time in a flower shop. have 1 grandchild and 1 son.I like to cook,sew,make soap and I love the ocean.
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I love making fried foods,it is not so healthy for you but the flavor and juciness of fried food can't be beat.
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Hands down has to be the Thanksgiving meal.The whole thing from the turkey to the pumpkin pie.
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Gravy! I am now the Queen of gravy but that wasn't always so.Lumpy was the least of my problems.For years I would buy the gravy in a jar,not any more I got determined and I mastered the art of gravy.
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Well I had many many gravy tragedies but I have had more baking bloopers then gravy.I can't seem to manage a cake from scratch,you can either use it as a clay brick or as saw dust on the floor,so I leave cake baking to others.
 
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