What is the title of blog referring to? That forgetfulness I mentioned in the previous paragraph. I missed an appointment with my dermatologist that had been made six months ago. Although I received an automated phone call the week before, I simply spaced it out. I was sitting in my living room thinking that I had that appointment coming up, but when I checked, it had occurred three hours before. Usually I put a reminder in my phone for the day before, but I had made it so long ago that I simply forgot that I hadn't scheduled a reminder. My doctor's office sent me a letter telling me that I'm now on a probation list and if I do it twice more within the next few months, I'll have to find another provider.
Well, I have gone through ALL my upcoming appointments and have set my phone to remind me the day before, and an hour before. Hopefully I won't miss any more important ones. But the thing is, I never used to forget such things, and I realize that my ability to remember has begun to slip. The change I am referring to is to use my smartphone to help me out. Plus I had a really good idea for today's post, but I cannot remember what it was at all! If I had put something in the "Reminder" app on my phone, I'd be writing about it. Hopefully it will come around again and I'll quickly capture it before it goes away.
My memory is very capricious: I can remember some things I wish I could forget, and other things go in one ear and out the other. There is a definite difference in this area during the past few years. That is yet another thing that a blog is good for: it can act as a diary. My friend Judy and I were having coffee this morning and we chuckled over the fact that we are both getting very forgetful. It's nice to have company in this stage of life. How do YOU cope?