Memory Olympics

0.00Tell me, why would doctors recommend walking as a form of exercise for those of us who are middle-aged, when everyone knows that it causes memory loss? Seriously, how many of you have walked into a room and forgotten why?

00-63bMy memory span is so abrupt these days that I’ve reached the point to where I literally must run, not walk, while repeating whatever it is I’m looking for aloud to keep from forgetting.

00.9The most inconvenient time for this is when I’m in the shower. “Buy more shampoo, buy more shampoo, buy more shampoo,” I chant, carrying the nearly empty bottle in one hand, as I sprint to the kitchen, dripping wet, to add it to the grocery list. Forget trying to remember to do it after my shower – it just ain’t gonna happen.

So alas, because of my short-circuited memory, this is now my new routine to remember things – stop in the middle of whatever I’m doing and make the mad dash – be it shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, floss, or whatever.

OK, I do draw the line when it comes to toilet paper…

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5 comments on “Memory Olympics

  1. Susie says:

    Here’s what I do – throw that empty bottle of shampoo out the shower door and onto the floor. When you get out and stumble over it, you may be lucky enough to remember to add it to the shopping list!

  2. cecile53 says:

    hey what about hanging a pencil next to the toiletpaper and using the toiletpaper as a shoppinglist? 😉

  3. Diane says:

    OMG! I love your website. The menopause stuff is very funny and hits home.

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