Looking for my checkbook

checkbook.jpgI have on more than one occasion, been accused of being very somewhat scatterbrained.  I really don’t think that’s the case.  I think there are many more people out in the wild blue yonder that are just like me.

I wake up some mornings thinking, it’s beautiful out.  I should hang some clothes on the line.  But before I do that I should burn the garbage because it’s not that windy and it has piled up.  So, if I’m going to burn my garbage, I should pay the bills first so I can burn that paper up too.  So, I go to the desk and get my checkbook.  Then I think I should start the laundry so when the smoke has cleared, I can hang them out right away.  So I go to gather the laundry and think, I’ll quick make the bed.  I make the bed and tidy up the bedroom.  I take the laundry and load it in the washer and start to clean up the kitchen.  Oh I remember, I was going to pay bills.  So I start to go back to my desk and I think oh, I should take that roast out of the freezer so it thaws.  So downstairs I go.  On my way back I pick up some shoes that are laying by the door and take them to the closet and hang a bunch of jackets up that were on the knob.  Time to add the Downy to the laundry.  Go back to the desk and the phone rings so I get that.  Back to the checkbook.  Write out a bill, use last check.  Go into file cabinet to get new book of checks.  On my way back I stop to pet the dog.  She has to go outside so as long as I’m going, I may as well take water and fill bird bath.  Come back inside, laundry is done.  Put what I don’t hang out in dryer and start thinking that I’m hungry so make a little lunch.  After lunch my eyes feel a little sleepy so I sit in my chair, just for a minute mind you.

Bills didn’t get done till that night.

Garbage didn’t get burned (can do it tomorrow).

But the good news is the clothes are on the line and if I’m going to be totally honest, they will probably stay there for 3 days.  Unless of course I look for my checkbook tomorrow!!

That doesn’t sound scatterbrained to me.  Does it to you?????

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4 Responses to Looking for my checkbook

  1. Jo-Ann Kerda says:

    Hey Joy,

    Didn’t you hear? – – – There’s a new disease out there; we all have it. It’s called SOMETIMERS. Sometimes we remember and sometimes we don’t. I love to use that as an excuse.

    Have a great weekend.


  2. Heather says:

    It sounds a bit like that children’s book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie or the other one, If You Give Moose a Muffin. Those two have become so iconic in our home that if we see a family member flailing about in confusion, we ask, “Hey, how are the muffins today?”

    Happy day!


  3. woowooteacup says:

    This is exactly how I go through our house. I intend to do one thing and do about five other things before I get back to the first one. There’s just too much to do. Your description put a smile on my face. I’m not alone. 🙂

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