Sunday, October 28, 2007

Time Tough

I'm having all kinds of trouble keeping things straight these days. And yes, I have a beeping electronic calendar gadget that's supposed to keep track of every work meeting, dental appointment, Hebrew lesson, and play date and I still can't manage it all. The Dark Lord nearly missed getting his braces on last week because I'd written down a 2 pm appointment. Luckily I believed that it was 9:30 am which proved to be correct.

This morning the wonder gadget failed to wake me because it had updated itself for daylight savings time (which now begins a week later). I've found a new LMT who works not too far from my home and I did manage to get myself out the door in plenty of time to walk the 2 1/2 miles to her office. It was a gorgeous but chilly morning, the sky a clear blue and the air scented with woodsmoke. I had planned this perfectly--a long brisk walk followed by a relaxing massage. Except that arrived and the office was closed and empty. I waited around and finally gave her a call. She was expecting me today, but not until 2 pm! Oy.

I find it really frustrating when I can't keep these things straight, even with beeping gadgets. Sometimes I'll take a grocery list to the store and still manage to miss certain items despite their being quite clearly written on the list. I feel like such a fool every time I screw up.

Betsy's latest project
is looking pretty good to me. And I do still get that massage later today.......

1 comment:

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

And here I thought it was only me that had my brains turn to oatmeal and run out my ears in the process of being an 'American Mom.'

At least I know that I am not alone. Last Monday I got dressed up nice to take N. to Taekwando because I had a meeting after. When Bruce met me at Blackman's TK Academy, he reminded me we needed milk. So I went to the grocery store and bought ice cream---on sale!--and then drove it home to the freezer before it melted. I totally forgot the milk--and my meeting. I guess I got all dressed up just to go for ice cream. OY!