Sunday, March 23, 2008

Menopause moment

Moment, shmoment, this turned into a day long lapse.

After looking frantically about for my cellphone, I called it to see if I could hear the ring somewhere in the house. No sooner did I hang up but my home phone rang, my office manager calling to say my MIA phone was ringing on my office desk where I'd left it the previous afternoon.

Then I rushed to exercise class, skidding into the lot at the last minute, but, alas, no athletic shoes in the car. Between the moment I picked them up and the time I settled into the car, they vanished both from consciousness and arms.

When I arrived (late) to my dentist's office, I relayed the story of the missing shoes to the middle-aged receptionist.

"Oh," she said, "I've done that. They're on your kitchen counter."

And so they were.


JeanMac said...

You made me smile - dpeeve

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Ruth said...

I'd call it over-scheduled, not hormonal! ;-)

JeanMac said...


Femail doc said...

Jean: Exactly my thought, personal menopause moment on your part?

Ruth: I often tell patients they're not demented, just overwhelmed. I once hired a personal organizer; her gimmicks didn't work, but the day was worth it just to hear her say, "You're not disorganized, you're just overwhelmed."

Argh indeed!

Mauigirl said...

I am both disorganized AND overwhelmed.

KGMom said...

Femail doc--you may be forgetful, but your sense of humor is very very intact.