Authors favorites..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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11 Responses to Authors favorites..Looking for my checkbook

  1. nikki says:

    Oh goodness I really should be your child!!!!! You just described me! I don’t even know what else to say, I’d like to think we’re not scatterbrained but what else would you call it…oh well, we mean well!

  2. Joy says:

    No Nikki, we are NOT the least bit scatterbrained!! That’s what I’m sayin…..After spending the entire day with you yesterday, I know we aren’t!!!!! Did you forget anything?? LMAO!!!

  3. nikki says:

    Actually I did. We forgot our food from dinner!!!!! LMAO!!

  4. nikki says:

    Now would it be the same if I remembered EVERYTHING!!

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  6. shane says:

    I can’t say I’m a scatter brain at all. Rather I don’t do anything at all, or I do EVERYTHING I plan on doing!

  7. Joy says:

    Yes Nikki, the ribs!! They tasted pretty good last night for my little snack!! LMAO too. I never thought of those when you were leaving though. Oh god, I’m smiling at you!!!

  8. SKL says:

    I am pretty scatterbrained too, or, let’s just say if I can only remember a limited number of “to-do’s” without some kind of tangible reminder.

    I have this system I developed when my life was less crazy. Keep my “to-do’s” in my inbox and that way I will remember to do them for sure! In those days, my inbox almost never went beyond 40 items, and was usually less than 20, so this was a great system. The goal was to have zero items in my inbox – that would be nirvana and I reached it a couple of times (usually right before a vacation, from which I would return to 1000 new email messages).

    Then I became a mother to two tots. Then I switched jobs. Before long I counted my inbox messages in the hundreds!! Today I have like 750 – and that’s after going through and deleting, moving, or completing everything that doesn’t require some significant action or follow-up on my part.

    I still haven’t figured out a better method for remembering to do the important stuff, other than leaving them in my inbox. So I get a message from someone and think, “I need to do this within the next couple of hours, but first let me finish A and B.” Then I get busy and don’t remember the new “to-do” until a day or two later.

    I keep telling myself it’s only temporary because pretty soon I’m going to catch up on all my work and be super-efficient again. Until then, it’s scatterbrain central over here.

  9. Jane says:

    OMG Joy, you have me laughing so hard I have tears coming down my face. This is my grandma! Completely. It’s so nice to see other people like this. I printed this out for her and can’t wait to run over and show it to her after supper. She has the best intentions but starts one thing before she’s done with the first and it’s so cute and endearing. Thanks for this. I really enjoyed it.

  10. Jane says:

    Forgot to mention that she leaves clothes hanging on the line sometimes for days too 🙂

  11. nikki says:

    I bet they were good Joy!! Oh I was so mad at my self. Here I thought I went through that house like 5 times and thought I got EVERYTHING. I was sadly mistaken oh about 5 minutes down the road. And do think Jason would turn around!!?? Glad you enjoyed them!!:)

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