It started as soon as I got back home from my run:
“I need to remember to water the plants & fill the bird feeder”
I didn’t want to do that at that moment since I needed to shower and eat some breakfast because I was famished. So I tucked that into a corner of my brain and went upstairs to shower.
“I need to remember to charge my phone” Ok, that I could do while I was in the shower so I immediately plugged it in.
Get in the shower and the mental checklist continues:
“I need to remember to put shampoo on my shopping list”
“and shower gel – Ivory with aloe”
“Also paper towels”
“I need to remember to loofah my feet – they have been WELL USED this weekend” (that one I could do immediately)
“I need to remember to get more running socks & sports bras”
“And now I need to remember to add conditioner to the list because I just absent mindedly used it twice while making these mental lists!”
All through the shower, the list of items to buy or tasks to do kept flooding my brain – always prefaced with “I need to remember….”
So how many of those things normally stick? The shower gel? I’ve needed that for two weeks. I’m getting by with a two year old nearly finished Bath & Body works in a scent I don’t like (hence it being 2 years old). Because I only think of it IN the shower where I cannot write on any lists!
Mental notes? Well, again, how many down does it get before those first two get pushed out? 3? 5?
I got lucky today since I happened to take note of what I was doing and that the likeliness of my remembering 1/3 of the list let alone all of it was useless. Unless I made a blog post about it! But I don’t think you want to read my shower musings every day.
So I guess I will keep bumbling along. And hope the plants & birds forgive me when they are the first things I think about and then also the first things that get shoved out of my “I need to remember” list.
At least I remembered the shower gel