WHAT YEAR IS IT? – Marilyn Armstrong

It will probably take me until sometime in March before I know what year to schedule my posts. So far, each post for 2020 has been posted for 2019. After that, I have to find it because I don’t remember where it might be. The short cut mean I have to remember its title. No, I do NOT remember the titles of mine or anyone else’s posts. If I’m lucky, I remember one word that’s unique I can search for. I also don’t remember anyone’s names, faces, or directions. I can usually recognize buildings, if they have a sign in front telling me what they are.

My kind of calendar

I have been lost my entire life. My mother never understood when I said I was late and had gotten lost, usually someplace less than a mile from home, I wasn’t making up a story. I really was lost. I get lost in large houses, too and in buildings where all the hallways look the same. It’s humiliating. I’ve gotten lost on my way to the same doctor I’ve been visiting for 10 years because it snowed and everything looked different. I don’t recognize people if they aren’t wearing their usual clothing or they got a haircut or removed a beard.

Old year, new year

And this whole “change of year” stuff? I’m going to be writing the wrong date for months. By the time I get it together with the calendar, it’ll be just about time to flip to the next one. I also forget to change the month and year when I’m reblogging.

How pathetic is this? Pretty bad!



Categories: Holidays, Marilyn Armstrong

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18 replies

  1. I’ve been typing “2019” for days at work. Good job writing cheques went out with the ark or they’d be bouncing everywhere.

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  2. I had to print, sign, and date half a dozen pages for a contract with a contractor, and it took me four tries to make sure all of the dates were 1/3/20 because I kept writing “1/3/19.” What a waste of paper!

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  3. That’s very hard. I’m directionally challenged. I have a wee bit of understanding about directions. To not recognize faces would be so disconcerting. Wow. My memory for names is bad too. I empathize with a lot of this but not all!! Yet we persist!!

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  4. When I schedule a post, the current date and time shows up as the default… so all I have to do is adjust the day and time. Unless I happen to be scheduling a post at the end of the year to post in January. I’ve kind of been in the twilight zone since Christmas thanks to my mess at home, so sometimes I forget the new year has even happened yet…

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    • I forget. Frequently. Since I stopped working, the days of the week, or for that matter, months of the years, have gotten less and less meaningful, so unless I have a doctor appointment or some other “gotta be there” event — all of which go into the electronic calendar (assuming I remember to enter them! Time doesn’t mean what it used to mean because there are no “breaks” in the week. No “weekends” because all the days are very much alike. Holidays creep up on me and I don’t remember which Tuesday the recycling goes out. This used to ONLY happen when i was on a longish vacation, but since I’m on permanent vacation, well …

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  5. I’m a simple-minded creature and am happy with 2020 and hope it means clear vision for all. However, I sort of don’t believe it’s past 1999 or so yet, so my word on dates is a bit iffy…

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  6. 2020 is a nice easy number to remember, but the embarrassing thing is that I am forgetting names. I recognise people and faces and mumble Hello ???? hoping they are not really listening.

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    • Ted Kennedy could never remember anyone’s name so he always said “HI there! How are you” and NEVER mentioned names. The reporters used to tease him about it. I have never remembered names or faces, so for me, this is just a more intense version of the way it has always been. No sense of direction, no memory for names or faces. Permanently lost. More lost now, though.

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  7. I sympathise; I can never remember the titles of books I am reading, especially on Kindle where you don’t see the cover. I also forget what I’ve called my blogs. As for buildings, I always turn the wrong way down corridors – perhaps that is why I have no desire to go on a huge cruise ship – I would never find my way to dinner or back to my cabin!

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    • Dinner on a cruise ship is easy: Follow your nose and all the other hungry passengers. It’s finding your room that is a big problem. You have to find the deck and then there are so many hallways and too many numbers. We managed. We were lost a lot, but so was everyone else.

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