I get the computer all to myself today. The wasband is doing a baseball card show. The daughter is flying home from Florida (business trip), the son-in-law is on his way to Boston to pick her up. She’s traveling at 32,900 feet. I checked one of those airplane sites that tracks planes. I shouldn’t do it because if the plane disappears off the screen I’ll have a heart attack.
I took this picture of a squirrel chowing down on my wasband’s bird food just a few minutes ago. I’ll show it to him when he gets home just to taunt him.
I started seeing a chiropractor. He’s a friend of my daughter’s and feels he can ease some of the pain in my back. He gave me a few exercises to do. I haven’t quite gotten to them yet.
I also didn’t go to my last two weight watcher meetings. Both times had to do with my alarm clock. I am a night owl. I stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning so I have to set my alarm to make the meetings. I always have my alarm set for 8:00AM because weight watchers is the only time I have to set it for. What I forgot the first week is the librarian was coming to deliver books to me so I reset the alarm for 10:30 AM. Of course, Saturday WW day rolls around, I go to bed turn on my alarm, go to sleep only to be woken up at 10:30 so I missed that meeting. This last Saturday I remember to set my alarm for 8:00 but it doesn’t go off and I oversleep again. That evening sure enough at 8:00PM the alarm goes off. Do you think my daughter will believe all this? It sounds so fishy but it’s true.
My sister and I have been discussing my memory problem and have decided it’s more of a concentration problem. It takes me four hours to watch a two hour movie. I watch it for fifteen minutes then I have to get up and get on the computer for a few minutes or putter around doing something, then I go back and watch it and then putter around some more. It’s the same thing with reading. I used to be able to sit and read a book for 10 hours straight. Now I’m lucky if I last 10 minutes. I can’t decide if it’s some menopausal thing or just getting old, though I’m only 58 and I don’t consider that old. Can you develop ADD in your 50′s?
I know I am annoying the hell out of my daughter because she will tell me something and the next day I forget what she told me and I’ll ask her again and she will say (with grated teeth) “I told you that yesterday, mom”. I think it’s because I’m not forgetting what she tells me as much as I’m not concentrating on what she tells me. My mind certainly does wander. That’s why I like doing dishes and cooking. You don’t have to concentrate and you can let your mind wander all over the place. Peeling potatoes doesn’t take a whole hell of a lot of concentration.
So my sister thinks I should start doing sudoku puzzles to hone up on my concentration skills. She’s probably right.
Well, I just checked the airplane, my daughter’s over Virginia Beach. I hate it when she flies. She’s flying to NYC in March and then in April she and her husband are flying to Vegas for his birthday. I don’t even drive over the bridge to get off Cape, I’m certainly not going to get in a plane. Something I need to work on with my therapist. Not the plane but the bridge.
Well, that’s it for today. I didn’t plan any supper because I didn’t know who would be home if anyone. Though I thought this looked interesting, a duck made out of vegetables. Do you think the kids would go for it?
Oh, almost forgot, it looks like the plane is over NYC. It’s due in a half hour. Yea!!