Thursday, March 8, 2012
Hence, forgetting an appointment is embarrassing. Thinking that a meeting is one day when it's really another, also embarrassing but thankfully salvageable if checked in time. I tend to be on the ditzy side sometimes, but the biggest time I forget things is when my brain is just...full.
Full of school. My G likes to share the story of the taco meat I browned during finals week. He came into the kitchen to find a little Mt. Etna of seasoning piled onto the rapidly-cooling meat, but no Casey. I'd emptied the packet, and seemingly wandered off to do something else.
Full of children. Many moms know what I mean. Your head gets full of kid stuff, especially if they're sick or going through something stressful/big/momentous/weepy. All sorts of other things get sort of muddled in there and we lose track.
And...full of the deployment. I think I've reached the point in this one where I am thinking "oh my gosh, will it ever end?" That usually happens after about 6-8 weeks, and it goes away and life goes on. But that period of forgetfulness, of stress, of "am I completely losing my mind" frustration-- sigh, it takes some serious patience.
Patience with ourselves, that is. I'm trying to tell myself the things I would tell anyone who is a little frazzled.
Self-care, stay hydrated, eat well and regularly, go for a walk.
You know what? Those tips work pretty well. In the meantime, I sure appreciate those around me who have been through this period of "duh" before, and made it out. I appreciate the laughter as people share their own stories. And I know eventually, I'll be back on track.
P.S. Does anyone else go through periods of intense "duh" when you're normally pretty focused? Tell me your funniest stories. :)