If you are anywhere close to what we will call middle-age, you know how to finish the title on this post. “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.”
The first time I heard this was a number of years ago. My Mom saw it on a bumper sticker and thought it was hysterical. I am talking, tears running down her face hysterical! I honestly didn’t see much humour in it at the time but, because she was in fits of laughter over it, I laughed right along with her. That’s just what good daughters do!
Fast forward a few years & suddenly I find myself making a list to go to the grocery story for anything beyond one
Then there are those moments when you are telling a story & suddenly you experience, what I like to refer to as a brain fart. Mid sentence, as everyone is hanging on your every word, you find the flow of language has suddenly been interrupted for no apparent reason.
What was it I was going to say? I know it was an extremely important part of the story. You dig deep in your brain to come up with where you were going with this story but simply end up saying, “WELL NEVER MIND, it will come to me! This will most likely occur in your sleep, in the middle of the night. You will wake up suddenly remembering what it was you so desperately wanted to share but the fact that it is 2am somehow feels that it would not be an appropriate time to start calling your friends to finish your story.
Adding to this lost brain function is that fact that, for the life of you, you can’t remember certain words or names. I am no academic scholar but dammit, why can’t I remember that person’s name! Suddenly you find yourself working your way through the alphabet … Al, Avery, Anastasia, you catch my drift.
The one comfort in all of this is that it appears I am not alone in this affliction. I am surrounded by people who have lost their minds. Rest assured, we are a very supportive group.
It’s like playing a wonderful game of charades when we get together. Some of us need to excuse ourselves while we run to the bathroom because we are laughing too hard, but that is a post for another time.
Now if I could just find my damn glasses!
Happy Thursday, oh wait…it’s Friday!