Thursday, September 08, 2011

I am losing my mind!!

Yes, I am losing my mind! Not in terms of sanity, that comes and goes with lovely hormones, and steroids, and the occasional sleep deprivation, and having 4 kids by golly! When I say I am losing my mind, I mean the part of it that I heavily rely on in order to think and function.
Exhibit A
Time: 4 years ago
Place: At church in Georgia
Evidence: I was standing in the hallway talking with some other ladies about official church stuff when Jason came around the corner and asked if Diego had come my way. He saw me in the middle of a discussion , said "Oh." and went the other direction. A couple minutes later, when the conversation was over and Jason had not returned with Diego I decided to see if he had wandered into choir practice, so I popped my head in and asked a friend if she had seen Diego. She looked at me with a strange expression, paused a second, then pointed to the left of me. Sure enough, there in my left arm was Diego. And on my face: an embarrassed blush, and in my brain: not much apparently.

Exhibit Y (Y stands for You don't even want to know how many times that stuff has happened)
Time: Earlier today
Place: My house
Evidence: Lets begin with a question. What is worse than getting everyone in the car only to realize your keys are NOT in your purse, and then remembering exactly where you last saw them in your now locked house? I'll tell you what's worse: Having your hubby walk home in the rain to open the house, while your friend takes your children to school for you, and then and only then realizing your keys are... in your pocket.


What do you do when your brain stops being reliable, and all of your contingency plans for the situations that may arise also depend on A FUNCTIONING BRAIN?!?!

I'm chalking this up to yet another reason why I'm going to be really excited when that old Resurrection rolls around. I was already looking forward to being flawless, preferably size 12, with hair unaffected by humidity (Its not like I actually know what that"Resurrection" package specifically entails but in terms of frizziness, I'm allowing myself come creative license okay?).

And then more recently it occurred to me that the irreversible, incurable, and fairly annoying rheumatoid arthritis will be cured AND reversed. SWEET!!! All that stuff I mentally prepared myself to never do again can be amended to "Not for a while" instead of "Never again" which is obviously so much better.
And Now: A brain in consistently, good working order is sounding pretty darn good too.


Brittany said...

I'm glad to know my brain isn't t he only nonfunctioning one! I will often chant what I'm doing while I"m doing it so I don't forget. "Getting a drink...getting a drink..."

Leisa said...

And just think how bad it gets with twice as many can relate! Thanks for the laugh tonight!

Amanda said...

Yes, I also belong in the 'unreliable brain, looking forward to my resurrected state,' club =). Too bad we don't live close enough anymore to hold club meetings together! =)

tarynm said...

I love when I go to the bank and they ask me my address and I just stare at them and say, "I guess I should know that." Then they ask for my phone number and I still can't tell them an answer. I think that is why our kids are smarter than us. The go into our bedrooms at night and suck out our brain cells!

Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you.

Harold B. Lee