...I said I would do something then didn't. *sigh*
I actually laughed out loud just now when I read my last blog post. Take that new years resolutions! It's why I usually don't make them. "Oops" could actually be the theme of my past week. In the seven days I have done the following 1) forgotten to meet a friend for lunch, 2) forgotten to take a friend to the airport 3) missed two very important birthdays 4) left my keys in the car all night 5) forgotten a wedding gift for a wedding I attended 6) forgotten the diaper bag twice. On a plus note, however, I made cookies for the friend I neglected to take to the airport and forgot them in the oven and burned them to smithereens!
All in a weeks work.
A couple things I did remember this week. I remembered to: brush my teeth at least once each day, throw my extra deodorant in my purse which came in handy the three times I left the house without putting any on, change the laundry whereby I didn't leave any loads of laundry in the wash for over 12 hours (this is almost earth-shatteringly impressive mind you), drink an entire cup of coffee before 10am every morning except Tuesday, and take off my make up after a night out...the next morning;)
So if anyone out there feels scatter brained or just a little off kilter you are in good company. I look at this two ways. Firstly, I have a nine month old and although some people are adept at navigating infancy and life, I am not and I can live with that. I'll get my brain back when the kids go to school...maybe. Secondly, I'm inherently designed to make other people feel good about themselves. For a time in my life this meant that I had some very useful things to say to people, for this time in my life it means that I have a soap-opera-like effect on people around me providing an opportunity to reflect and say, "well, at least I'm not that lady."