I think we need a notebook. Someone in this household is having a memory problem. Just sayin’ I cannot remember or be in charge of everything so I think a notebook will be added to the list. A very important paper was not lost..just hiding in a secure place…just not a real obvious place. The property tax bill was not paid just because we talked about it…I wish it was that simple.
Sometimes we put “stuff” away so good it disappears forever. Someday I may find all the lost socks, papers, photos, mittens and keys, just not today.
Sometimes we forget we have our snow boots on with a pair of shorts because our feet were just a tiny bit cold and it was a quick fix..until we had to run to the store and forgot all about our toasty warm feet. Sometimes we have too many pairs of shoes near the doorway and go to town with two different shoes on. Oh well..life goes on.
I am tired of wondering who the heck that person was that was talking to me like I was their long lost friend. Next time I will come right out and ask “What is your name..or I know you but I just cannot come up with your name at the moment.” It might all be a false alarm, just some elderly guy/gal trying to mess with your already aged confused mind.
Many of our neighbors are moving to apartments and some to assisted living facilities. Home places will be left behind, some have lived there all their lives. Those places will never be the same even after new people move in…IF new people move in.
On the way to town, I watched an old farmstead all summer long. The land around it was cleared for the corporate farmer, the trees went down one by one, soon I could see the silo like never before. It was like a beacon over the cornfield. The house and barn were gutted and in less that a week all traces of that farmstead that was homesteaded back in the late 1880’s disappeared. POUF just like that gone. No marker to remember the spot…just another field put into the corn, potato, wheat, bean rotation.
Some things never change…like the white house with the blue trim where I stop to take photographs. Some days a little bit of normal with no change goes a long way:)