So, the new thing I’m doing along with forgetting appointments, is either not writing things down in my book, or writing them down on the wrong day, week, or even month! Yes, I’m still using my book, instead of my phone, I want to see it! The problem is, I have to remember to write it down, and in the right spot!
I have an explanation for this. Someone gives me a date for two weeks from Tuesday and while I’m writing that down, another friend calls to invite me to lunch THIS Thursday and somehow I write that down, forgetting my book is open to 2 weeks in advance Wait, What? That sounds kookoo even to me
My favorite is when I write down 11:30 and that’s it , Where? When? Who? No idea!! Praying for a phone call.
My other maddening thing I’m doing, is writing emails and not pressing send and getting very self righteous when someone says they didn’t receive it and I say well, I wrote It (I don’t always tell them the part about not sending) Is this a matter of totally losing it or is it that I’m just doing too many things? I want to hear a chorus of everyone saying,“You’re just doing too many things”! Am I on my way to dotage? I’m not even sure exactly where that is, but I know I don’t want to go there.
Dame Judi Dench, about to turn 83, remembers hundreds of lines, thousands of words, every day, why can’t I remember to press send? I don’t get it.
Being late is another issue I’m not solving. Why do things go wrong at the last minute for me and not for other people? I’ll tell you why. It’s because I don’t give any extra time for, things going wrong at the last minute. That’s why! Other people must do that. When I arrive, all out of breath and flustered they sit there with a patient smile on their faces(those are the nice ones) the others , oh you get the picture. They are not happy with me!! And I’m not happy with me either because I did it again.
Where are my keys, my sunglasses and my purse???? Right before I leave the house they have mysteriously disappeared! How could that be? They were right here a minute ago.
The other thing I do, I have to ask myself “did I return that phone call or did I just think about returning that phone call? I have no idea!
By the way, can you ever find where you parked your car after a movie? In a parking lot somewhere. Was it near blue B7? Green C5? I walk around for an hour, clicking my key looking for my car. Just before I burst into tears and call Bob to come get me, I find it and it’s as if I won the sweepstakes. It’s crazy!
I have this feeling that Dame Judi Dench knows exactly where everything is at all times and that makes me feel embarrassed for myself!!
But, can she dance?