Wednesday, November 07, 2007

I Can't Remember

Some days I can't remember my name much less anything else. Why? Well I'll tell ya why. I have 3 sons, 1 husband, 4 cats, 3 horses, 2 dogs, 1 mom, 1 neighbor lady, 2 nieces, 1 nephew, laundry, groceries, breakfast, lunch, supper, doctor appointments, birthdays, holidays, weekends, weekdays, phone numbers, drivers license numbers, tag numbers, math, science, history, geography and on and on...

Today I called MJ's doctor's office to see if by any chance he has a follow up appointment from his surgery. I couldn't remember the doctors name and I couldn't find the phone number. After calling several phone numbers that I found in the phone book, I finally managed to get the right number. That was after I had been transferred a dozen times, put on terminal hold and a few disconnected calls. Once I got someone on the phone that was actually in the right place, they ask me MJ's date of birth, I couldn't remember it. Shame on me. LOL I really need to memorize these things. Like the socials of all the boys and their birth dates. I know mine but no one elses. I make calls for my mom and Granny Karen that have to do with doctor appointments and they ask some of the same questions. Name and date of birth? I must have the blankest look on my face that they have ever seen. They look at me kinda like our little Schnauzer does - head tilted to one side and their eyes are almost crossed. It's the quizzical look. The one that says, "What do you mean you don't know the date of birth?".

Ok - I know it - I just forgot it. I mean I know it but you gotta give my brain time to process the info. My brain goes into over drive at that time.
I think like this...
Mom to dr on ____ at ___ time.
Granny Karen to dr on ___ at ___ time.
Pick up Janet at airport on ___ at ___ time.
Start supper at ____ time.
WW is in ___ grade.
Car has ___ tank of gas.
Today's date is ___.
My phone number is ___.
The whole time their heads are tilted and their eyes are crossed. My brain is going through the numbers in my head. And all I really want to do is just explode with laughter.
Finally, I find the right number. Darn it - why didn't they just ask me my drivers license number, I coulda given them that in a split second. It's almost as if they ask me to tell how long it takes the light from the sun to reach the earth. Naming the President's and their terms would have been easier. LOL

But once it comes to me, the I can't remember is done and over with. Well...until the next time they ask me a question like that.

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