is this an age thing or something I have to worry about?
Okay so it’s no secret that I’m 42 years old. If I want to be factual, I am actually almost exactly 42 and a half years old this month on the 14th…. to be exact. I hate being exact. But there it is.
So now I’m wondering if everyone my age is losing their short-term memory? I know they blame pregnancy on short-term memory loss (some research claims) so I’m wondering if I perhaps had one to many? Pregnancies, that is. Did I totally fry my brain cells away with all these pregnancies? I’m really staring to wonder.
Lately, not only do I forget things easily (like for example the kids will give me their money for “safe keeping” and two days later I won’t remember where I stashed it) but I can’t remember doing more important things, like say…taking OFF my wedding ring!
Back in the summer months, we had a string of burglaries in our neighborhood. Thankfully, our home was not targeting. But I took precautions, just in case. One of the things I swore I would never do again was to take off my wedding ring. I just couldn’t bare the thought of it being taken from me in some random robbery. So, I stopped putting it in my jewelry box at night. Instead, I kept it on my ring finger and NEVER took it off. I have never taken it off since the summer of 2011.
Well, the other day I was driving the kids to school and I looked at my left hand which was on the steering wheel at the time….and my ring was GONE! I said, “Oh! My ring!” and the kids said, “What, Mom?” and I said, “Where is my ring!” Of course no one knew what I was talking about, and then my mind raced back to the night before. Did I take off my ring? No. Am I sure? Yes. I haven’t taken off my ring since June 2011. WHERE IS MY RING! I had no recollection whatsoever of taking my ring off. None!
And NO, I hadn’t been drinking the night before, lol. This is my completely sober and drug-free mind not remembering. I was seriously freaking out. WHERE WAS MY RING!
Once I got home, I searched my room. I looked on my night stand. I looked on the bathroom counters. Finally, I searched my jewelry case… and there in the waaaaay back of one of the smaller drawers was my wedding ring.
I had absolutely no memory of putting it there. And it’s not an easy thing to take my ring off. It’s about a size smaller than my ring finger and to get it off I usually have to soap my finger or put lotion on my hands. So I was trying to remember doing that… and I just couldn’t remember doing it! I had no recollection of taking my ring off. None!
Brain cells. I must be losing mine to some extent. How could I not remember taking such an important piece of jewelry off my hand? So this left me a bit worried about myself. Am I getting some kind of early memory loss? I am now second-guessing everything that I do around here. The baby is in her high chair: Don’t Forget!!!!! Andrew is in the bathtub: Don’t Forget!!!! Pick up Alex from soccer at 5:00pm: Don’t Forget!!!! Never mind the bills and the mortgage that needs to be paid every month, but I worry about my children’s safety. Gosh darn it, if I can forget about taking off a piece of jewelry, what else am I capable of forgetting?
I just don’t trust my mind anymore. What is going on? Is this just me, or is this an age-thing that everyone goes through at one point or another?
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