Sunday, October 11, 2009

Oui ou non?

I thought it might just be me, so in some trepidation I asked the ever-lovely Cuppa: Do you ever search for now but with an old picture in your mind?

I had just looked in the basement for the little heater that we keep in the bathroom in winter. We use it when we step out of the nice, warm shower into what would normally be a cold room. It's just not a nice feeling to step into the cold, so we try to remember to warm up the room a little ahead of time.

Anyway ... when I was in the basement, I found that my old brain wasn't looking for our current heater but my seeing on my mental screen the one that we used to have but relinquished about seven years ago now. I'm thankful to say that my feeble mind readjusted itself just a soon as it saw the current model and trust that means I'm not too far gone.

Similarly, for one of our recent trips, Cuppa sent me downstairs to fetch (good dog that I am) our suitcases. Instinctively, I began thinking of the big brown one that we passed to Goodwill at least a decade ago.

Finally, just yesterday (hopefully several days ago by the time you read this, assuming Google and I can get together on post-dating this time), when I was out torturing my leg muscles in the garden, I came in looking for our orange weed whacker. The trouble with that is that our whacker is yellow, as was our previous one. It was the one before that one that was orange. It's been gone for probably two decades now. Sheesh!

Thankfully in answer to my question (see paragraph one), Cuppa agreed that it had happened to her, and I felt better. Or maybe she was just being nice.

How about you? Oui ou non? If you're of an age, I surely hope that it's a oui because misery and/or brain cramps love(s) company.

13 comments:

jinksy said...

It's most definitely 'OUI!' We are all in the same boat...

Mara said...

Oh oui! Although in my case it is more a case of looking for something but then forgetting what it was I was looking for, coming out with something different altogether and then realising I really needed the something! But I blame it on youth! And I am sticking to it...

Donna said...

OUI! Everyday...Hahaa...We've Earned the Right!!hughugs

Bernie said...

OUI for sure A/C....but I was this way before I got older...:-) Hugs

Pearl said...

I came out of the womb brain-farting like that. coming home by bus hen I cycled somewhere to looking for a book I gave away years ago. in that case I googled my own book and found its name and mine on a contest donor list. everything should be googlable...

Queenmothermamaw said...

Oh yah, OUI,. I think I am glad we don't have a basement anymore. Don't have to go so far and maybe I can remember long enough to get to the other room. If not I just make a circle and when I return to the original spot, I remember and then it starts all over again. Happy Holiday to you folks.
QMM

KGMom said...

Oh so been there done that not evern worth mentioning.

Lorna said...

My dear AC---the answer is no because when I go looking for something, I can't remember what I'm looking for, let alone which version of it.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I think I have! in answer to you question but I forget so much these days, I have doubts.

I hope you are having a lovely Thanksgiving.

Diana said...

Oh oui, oui for sure AC. And I can answer for my hubby as well! Oui for him too. We just joke about it anymore and have had many a good laugh over it!
Love Di

Mary said...

AC,

It's happened to me as well and that was before I turned 60. LOL

Hope you enjoyed your time at the cottage. I haven't seen any wild turkeys here this year but know they are out there.

simplycol said...

For me, it's not so much misidentifying the then with the now as it is getting to the bottom of the stairs and forgetting the why. :-)

Garnetrose said...

More and more I find I am walking into a room and wondering what I was looking for when I walked in there. Or I go to store and forget why I am there. I suppose I could write a list. Wait..I do...and I often forget the list........Nah, you are not alone.