HELP!!! I am having a Senior Moment :D  

ButteryDelight 58F
1961 posts
6/1/2006 12:47 am

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HELP!!! I am having a Senior Moment :D


Have you ever walked into the laundry room with a basket full of clothes and not known if you were taking them to be washed or taking them to be folded and put away? What about not remembering the name of someone you have been friends with for quite a while? How about not being able to find your sun glasses or your car keys? Most people have moments like these. If we have too many of those moments, we wonder if old age is getting to us. We like to laugh and joke about it, calling those moments "Senior Moments". All the while we are thinking Oh no, not I, that will NEVER happen to me. After the kind of day I have had today, where my foot has been in my mouth more times then it has been on the ground, I felt that this story was an appropriate one to tell.

Several weeks ago it was my 48th birthday. My sister Billee had driven down to take me out to eat lunch. As is usual for me, I was running late. So, when she ran the doorbell, I still wasn't ready to leave. It didn't matter that she was twenty minutes early. What mattered to me was that I was not ready to go when she got there!

I ran to the door and let Sis in. After hugs and great to see yous, Sis followed me back into the bathroom where I finished my hair and makeup. While I put on the finishing touches we discussed where to go out to eat and then where to go shopping. My sister wanted to buy me a pair of new shoes to wear to my daughter's wedding.

We decided to take her car but when we got outside to the car Sis could not find her car keys!. Back inside we went where a mad hunt ensued as we looked for those keys. We finally found them twenty minutes later on the bathroom counter. Sis had set them down in order to brush my hair. Well, we thought we were ready to leave when we discovered we now couldn't find her purse!. GRRRRR. After looking around the house and not finding her purse we went out to the car and there was her purse safely locked up inside.
We got in the car but as we were pulling out of the drive way we noticed her coffee cup, balancing precariously on the hood of the car. She stopped the car at my yell and I got out to get the coffee cup.

After that things went very smoothly. We went out to eat at the olive garden and then went shoe shopping. As we ate our meal I felt like it was my duty as the "big" sister to give a lecture on how to keep up with items. I said how I always put my keys and credit cards in a certain pocket of my purse so that I will always have them. I said that I always leave my purse on the table right by the door so I never forget it. Sis took the lecture pretty well but I could tell by her sometimes-gritted teeth that she really would rather we talk about something else. I changed the subject and the rest of the meal was spent talking about our jobs and what our children were doing.

We went to the mall and spent a pleasant hour looking for the "right" pair of shoes. Too soon it was time for Sis to leave. I asked Sis to drive to the nearest Texaco gas station as I had my credit card and I wanted to pay for her gas for the drive back home.

We filled up her car and went inside to get some drinks. The sales clerk rang up everything and I opened my purse to get my credit card and pay for everything. I reached my hand into that special pocket, the one that I only put my credit cards in and found..nothing! There were no credit cards in that pocket. I was puzzled but thought the cards may have slipped out and were just elsewhere in my purse. I dug through my purse and felt around at the bottom. No credit card. By this time other People waiting in line were beginning to glare at me. I frantically dumped my purse over on the counter and began to sort through the messy jumble to find that credit card. People waiting in line were beginning to glare at me AND shuffle their feet.

Finally I looked up and was forced to meet my sisters eyes as I said, "Oh no!" "I've left my credit cards at home". Sis said, "Oh really"? Then said it was all right she had cash to pay for the gas and our drinks. While she paid I began to put things back into my purse. As I did this, I discovered that not only did I not have my credit cards, but I also did not have the keys to the house and there in my purse was the water bill that I was supposed to have paid three days ago.

As I walked out to the car with my red embarrassed face, I stuttered an apology to Sis. She looked at me and said, "How does fillet of Foot taste"?

We both laughed about it but I learned a valuable lesson. NEVER think you are beyond having a "Senior Moment" and never be too proud of yourself and what YOU can do. To those reading this post, Have you ever had a "Senior Moments? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to remember things like car keys, credit cards, sunglasses and other valuables?


BadAssBlonde1 56F
4989 posts
6/1/2006 7:02 am

I have them all the time darlin'. My only solution has been to have someone remind me or sticky notes. We use a great deal of those around the Manor. At this point in my life, I am pleased with the passage of time and being the Senior in which I am.

Suggestion to you: Get you a nice leather hand/shoulder bag and keep it all together. When I misplace mine, it is easily identified.

Lady Hunter


After all the sex is gone, there is the mind - Lady Hunter / BAB

Copyright © House of Lady Hunter 1998-2009


BadAssBlonde1 56F
4989 posts
6/1/2006 7:03 am

Happy Belated Birthday!

After all the sex is gone, there is the mind - Lady Hunter / BAB

Copyright © House of Lady Hunter 1998-2009


ButteryDelight 58F

6/1/2006 9:42 am

    Quoting BadAssBlonde1:
    I have them all the time darlin'. My only solution has been to have someone remind me or sticky notes. We use a great deal of those around the Manor. At this point in my life, I am pleased with the passage of time and being the Senior in which I am.

    Suggestion to you: Get you a nice leather hand/shoulder bag and keep it all together. When I misplace mine, it is easily identified.

    Lady Hunter

LadyHunter Ma'am,

I have a big leather purse. Seems like things fall into it never to be seen again..I did take your sticky note idea and so far I have a million of them stuck all over the house.


ButteryDelight 58F

6/1/2006 9:44 am

Thank you LadyHunter,Ma'am. It was on the 6th. Sis and I had a great time and as you no doubt read I learned somethign in the process.


UnpinAfireFaust 57M

6/1/2006 10:01 am

Happy Belated Birthday, Buttery!! Just having had a birthday, and being a year younger than you...I'm not looking forward to the time when I start having those "Senior Moments" . Any suggestions on how to avoid them?


ohcurious14 59M
1683 posts
6/1/2006 10:31 am

I never have a ah um er arrrrgh um I forgot what i was gonna say moment. But seriously , I think we all have those moments. I learned my lesson to put things back in my wallet immediately after I made 2 seperate trips into town, (16 miles Round Trip) to go back and get what I left at home, so I learned quickly. With today's gas prices it's an expensive mistake.


miz_attitude 53F
150 posts
6/1/2006 10:55 am

oh lord ButteryD there are days i don't remember my kids names and call them "hey you the one with the face" ... actually one day called daughter by everyones name cept hers ...
i tried the sticky note thing one time and as soon as i find where i put them i am sure it will work if i can find a pen ..

and cannon i have a suggestion a younger wife by the time she gets senior moments you won't remember you are married to her ...

~huggs~
mizzy


fancy_for_you 39F
3014 posts
6/1/2006 3:13 pm

I am only 29 and I have those moments. Shouldn't there be a age restriction on Senior Moments? I did worse than OC on the having to return home thing, I live about an hour from everywhere around here and try having to drive that hour back to retrieve something. The worst part is you tend to forget what you returned home for and have to sit down for a while to remember. Or how about when I called the Dr's office 3 weeks in a row to ask do I have an appointment this week I can't remember. And that's even with getting those reminder cards and writing it on the calander which I still can't find.

Lord help us all.

Fuzzy

~~Fuzzy~~


ButteryDelight 58F

6/1/2006 3:23 pm

    Quoting UnpinAfireFaust:
    Happy Belated Birthday, Buttery!! Just having had a birthday, and being a year younger than you...I'm not looking forward to the time when I start having those "Senior Moments" . Any suggestions on how to avoid them?
Cannon. You can't avoid Senior Moments. You've been having them all along. You are Just in denial.


ButteryDelight 58F

6/1/2006 3:44 pm

    Quoting ohcurious14:
    I never have a ah um er arrrrgh um I forgot what i was gonna say moment. But seriously , I think we all have those moments. I learned my lesson to put things back in my wallet immediately after I made 2 seperate trips into town, (16 miles Round Trip) to go back and get what I left at home, so I learned quickly. With today's gas prices it's an expensive mistake.
Ohcurious,Sir,
The really embarrassing part was when I got home and seacrhed through my purse again. Yup. You guessed it. The credit card was in there after all.


ButteryDelight 58F

6/1/2006 3:48 pm

    Quoting miz_attitude:
    oh lord ButteryD there are days i don't remember my kids names and call them "hey you the one with the face" ... actually one day called daughter by everyones name cept hers ...
    i tried the sticky note thing one time and as soon as i find where i put them i am sure it will work if i can find a pen ..

    and cannon i have a suggestion a younger wife by the time she gets senior moments you won't remember you are married to her ...

    ~huggs~
    mizzy
lol Miz. My mom used to do the "hey you" and call us all by the other siblings names also. But it was understandable what with the ten of us running around.


ButteryDelight 58F

6/1/2006 3:51 pm

    Quoting fancy_for_you:
    I am only 29 and I have those moments. Shouldn't there be a age restriction on Senior Moments? I did worse than OC on the having to return home thing, I live about an hour from everywhere around here and try having to drive that hour back to retrieve something. The worst part is you tend to forget what you returned home for and have to sit down for a while to remember. Or how about when I called the Dr's office 3 weeks in a row to ask do I have an appointment this week I can't remember. And that's even with getting those reminder cards and writing it on the calander which I still can't find.

    Lord help us all.

    Fuzzy
You ARE never too young to have a Senior Moment Fancy. When it happens to you at a your age you just smile and say.." Oh my, I am so scatterbrained". Which has a much nicer meaning then Senior.


DizzyKittie81 35F

6/1/2006 8:31 pm

LOL i totally enjoyed your story... brought back so many good memories running through my head. lol happy be-lated birthday. Just do as my mom does "old enough to know better.... and old enough to claim alztimers when caught " both my mom and dad would mix me and my sister up.. my dad would be yealling for me and it was for my sister.. my mom would yell "stop it kittie!" and mean my sister not me. she mixes my brothers up all the time too lol. hell on my 21st birthday she sang happy birthday to my sister LOL ITS ALL GOOD Dear everyone has those moments even us youngens


ButteryDelight 58F

6/2/2006 5:32 am

    Quoting DizzyKittie81:
    LOL i totally enjoyed your story... brought back so many good memories running through my head. lol happy be-lated birthday. Just do as my mom does "old enough to know better.... and old enough to claim alztimers when caught " both my mom and dad would mix me and my sister up.. my dad would be yealling for me and it was for my sister.. my mom would yell "stop it kittie!" and mean my sister not me. she mixes my brothers up all the time too lol. hell on my 21st birthday she sang happy birthday to my sister LOL ITS ALL GOOD Dear everyone has those moments even us youngens
That you Dizzy. My birthday was enjoyable. Even though I wanted to forget it was that day. LOL.. Thank you. I now have an excuse to claim when my rememberer is broken and my forgetter needs to be fixed!


rm_Melciber 61M
214 posts
6/2/2006 7:54 am

I have an excelent memory - until I don´t.
My Great-Grandmother used to run through all the names of her daughters (oldest first)- then their kids (from the oldest daughter on) and so on until she got to my name. She lived to be 105 and for the most part she knew what was going on to the end. I can vividly remember the literny of names though, and that helps to keep me in touch with cousins once and twice removed.


ButteryDelight 58F

6/2/2006 11:21 am

    Quoting rm_Melciber:
    I have an excelent memory - until I don´t.
    My Great-Grandmother used to run through all the names of her daughters (oldest first)- then their kids (from the oldest daughter on) and so on until she got to my name. She lived to be 105 and for the most part she knew what was going on to the end. I can vividly remember the literny of names though, and that helps to keep me in touch with cousins once and twice removed.
Melciber,
Most people do have an excellent memory. Until it fails them at a critical time. Such as when seeing a certain person at the grocery store and you KNOW you have asked them their name a million times. But, can you remember it at THAT precise moment? Of COURSE not!..lol.


ButteryDelight (BD)


wickedeasy 66F  
25468 posts
6/6/2006 2:12 pm

i'm sorry - what was the question?

and why am i in the kitchen?

You cannot conceive the many without the one.


ButteryDelight 58F

6/6/2006 2:36 pm

    Quoting wickedeasy:
    i'm sorry - what was the question?

    and why am i in the kitchen?
LMAO Easy. If you don't KNOW. I ain't gonna tell ya..


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