Or is that stuck between the pages or stretched between the corners? Stuck into the corners? Argh!!!!! See? It's already happening!!!
So the other day a friend and I were talking about memories. Not actual memories but the ability to remember. Now please note that the things I am about to say I do not mean in a bragging sort of way at all, it's just the way things happen to be - at the moment.
For some reason I have the uncanny ability to remember many, many things. I'm great with numbers. I can tell you so many peoples telephone #'s home and cell. I remember peoples birthdays. Sometimes to an annoying degree. I mean really - Ruby Cline. I haven't seen her since I was a sophomore in high school. Do I really need to remember that her birthday is May 19th? NO!!!!! But it's there floating around in my head like some bizzaro factoid that NO ONE cares to know! Another thing I remember rather well is people's names - their full names!!! I can remember the full name of every single guy I dated!!! Which is pretty impressive since my husband can't seem to remember the names of even half the girls he's dated!!! If I was around when any of my friends had kids - I can remember their full names! And my husband would tell you that I seem to remember exactly what was said by whom during an argument and then I bring it back up later when he no longer remembers anything about said argument. So all of this to say, because I remember things so well right now, I'm terrified that I will start losing my memory as I get older. And not just the little things but big important things. So far my family has been blessed to not have Alzheimer's in the family tree. And I truly realize that Alzheimer's is a serious disease and not something to joke about. In all honesty, this is really something I fear getting as I get older. But because I am who I am I will joke about it and poke fun at myself.
So my question is this, how will I know if I am in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's?
Last night I was up rather late making sure my husband had clean undershorts for today. As I was walking towards the laundry room through the kitchen I saw my half drunk latte' sitting there from earlier. Like 6 hours earlier. Very much still in the realm of drinkable. So I pour it into a mug that is microwavable and go to stick it in the microwave. When I opened the door I found my carton of Ben and Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch ice cream sitting there! Not because I had decided to warm up my ice cream was it sitting in there. No apparently 3 hours earlier when I was putting my ice cream away I put it in the microwave INSTEAD OF THE FREEZER!!!!!!!
So has it started?????