SoCS — In Which I Don’t Remember Which

Which, witch and what now? *looks at the prompt again* Wich. Well I didn’t even know that was a word. Thanks, Linda. I’ve learned three new words today, which makes me happy, although I am already happy because I am so spoiled, er, I mean, cherished, and also sleeplessness adds a bit of that euphoria.
When ordering coffee in the evening, IT IS CRUCIAL TO REMEMBER TALL DECAF CARAMEL MACCHIATO. Can you tell which word is most important? See, what happened was, I was too tired to remember to order properly. oh, hello 3am, i haven’t seen you in a long time. how’ve you been? dull? yes.
Hey, at least I remembered to buy beans while I was there.

The Mister took Sassy to the thing this morning and I didn’t have to get up until 9 to go pick her up, by which time, The Mister had already gone to the grocery store and made the GOOD coffee. He remembered I was out of Rice Krispies even though I didn’t, which marks a very special time in our marriage.

Yesterday he told me it’s my job to remember all the things and if I don’t remember all the things then neither of us will ever know anything.

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I haven’t had enough sleep this week, so I’m sorry if I can’tΒ remember which street the parking garage is on, Market or Pennsylvania.
“Just drive down Pennsylvania, it’ll be on the right. Oh look, it’s on the corner of Market and Penn!”
I didn’t remember who the third composer was, or which country the violinist is from, or which Bach concerto he played.
I don’t remember which composers committed suicide. Did I ever even know that???
I don’t remember which conductor The Mister preferred, although I remember his face.
Yes, those are just a few of the things my husband expected me to remember last night.
I can’t remember that which he expected me to remember yesterday during the day at the time we had the conversation about how I have to remember all the things.

Mind like a steel trap, needs oil in the form of sleep.

As I put my eggs in the tortillas, I saw there were only a few left and so I asked Moo, “Didja eat already?” and OH HOW SHE LAUGHED!
“Mama!”
“What?!?”
“You just asked me if I ate, and then if I ate enough and I told you yes both times!”
“Oh. I totally don’t remember that.”
does that mean i didn’t ask sassy if she ate?
I walked around the corner to peek on Sassy, who was eating. Right.

I contend the present time is the best in which to nap.

With any luck, when I wake up I will remember which kid goes where at which time, and to take the roast out of the oven before I leave. And to turn off the oven. And to pass out monies.

See, how can I even be me and not have anxiety disorder? Which Joey would that be? Why, she’d be locked out of her house while it burns down, probably without shoes or a phone, while her kids are abandoned elsewhere, crying because she forgot them.

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday — SoCS ‘which/witch/wich’ is brought to you by LindaGHill

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76 Responses to SoCS — In Which I Don’t Remember Which

  1. Oh my! Are you actually driving while not under the influence of sleep? Did YOU eat? I think it’s time for the MIster to remember to tell you to sleep and then you’ll remember all of the things he needs you to remember. Unless you are asleep at that moment, then all bets are off.

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  2. Please take naps if you can. After years of practice, an eye mask and earplugs, I can fall asleep even on airplanes. A half hour i something I use as a restorative, 3-5 times a day.

    Of course, I’m ill, but it doesn’t mean that’s not a useful skill.

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  3. John Holton says:

    You might try Evernote to remember everything. I use it, and usually forget to check it…

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  4. J-Dub says:

    I am right there with ya. This week has been dreamless because it has also been sleepless. And not like the good Sleepless in Seattle true love kind of way either. I usually do not forget because I am the women of a thousand lists but this week I missed an appointment. The text of hey it’s 1:20, I have you down for 1:00 put me in a tizzy. Anyhoo, I ramble but all you have written is so relatable. You could be me!!!! Or I could be you!!!!

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  5. loisajay says:

    Oh, Joey–this was so sad. Sleep. Lots of sleep. Then the good coffee. Kids ate already. Don’t worry about them.

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    • joey says:

      Napping didn’t pan out. It’s about time to make the rice. I did get the roast out of the oven and the kids to their places πŸ™‚
      I’ll sleep well AND LONG tonight and tomorrow I will feel human again!

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  6. ghostmmnc says:

    I hope you’re not reading this right now. I hope you are taking an afternoon nap, and letting everyone fend for themselves for awhile. I’m trying to comment really quietly, so any notification noise on your phone isn’t too loud (turn down the volumn, ok?) ❀

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  7. All that remembering, too much to remember which “which” is which. You have my sympathy.

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  8. I’d never heard of “wich”, wither. I wish I could gift you with 8-10 hours of sleep, but I’ lucky if I get to 7, so I have none to spare. Not being a coffee drinker, I understand the caffeine effect you mention. At work last Sunday evening, the barista offered a coffee drink which I thought was decaf. Fortunately, one of my co-workers had heard him say it wasn’t, so I escaped being up all night and had a great cold drink the next day. Felt the caffeine from it all day. πŸ™‚

    janet

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  9. Luanne says:

    Your writing style is so appealing, even when you are too tired and forgetful and SoCing.

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  10. You say wich is a word, yet I can’t find a definition other than “sand”which.

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  11. I always enjoy reading your stuff!

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  12. bikerchick57 says:

    Oh boy, what a mis-ordered cup of joe and lack of sleep can do! I hope you have taken a nap or two today and got your ‘membering back. The Mister is counting on you. πŸ˜‰

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  13. Benson says:

    What ! I am still under the influence of my Prednisone. Sleep is merely a memory of ” better times”. I use ear plugs and head phones and still can not friggin’ Sleep. I am abnormally “productive” but I just can not sleep. I think I can relate to your situation. I just don’r know. Hell I can’t even find my Decaff K cups. A nice cuppa with Brandy wouldn’t hurt. I am really glad I discover you and your “words”. They do mean a lot to me. Always remember to eat. I ate some pork and apples and some Pat made kraut tonight. Pat is German; don’t you know. It was pretty good stuff. So it is 8 PM. I think this whole sleep thing is BS. Have a Good Whatever. Day- Morning-Evening- Whatever. How was your Concert?

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    • joey says:

      So sorry! I didn’t know Pat’s German πŸ™‚ I will assume the kraut was nom!
      The concert was great, thanks.
      I had a tumbler of wine last night. It was good. I went to bed early, slept restlessly, but LONG.
      Thank you for saying my words mean a lot to you, I appreciate that ❀

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      • Benson says:

        Well actually Mr. Pat is American made of German ancestry. His eldest daughter and her Welsh hubby have liked in Germany for several years now. When Pat and Fran visited them this year I set for their cat, Claude. They live in the burbs across from a creek and the quiet is spooky but I was able to explore new turf. Have a good weekend.

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  14. prior.. says:

    Hannah
    And
    Ha ha ha
    Thanks for this classic Joey flow and tempo – WHICH I enjoyed so much tonight!

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  15. Even if I get enough sleep, I still look at a face with a blank brain, try as hard as I could to dig up the list of names to find one that matches with the face. Which folder did I file under? I don’t remember!! Ha!!

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  16. Ally Bean says:

    Remembering to buy Rice Krispies when they were not specifically asked for? Congratulations your marriage has leveled up. Not remembering to mention decaf when you wanted it? Congratulations you’ve learned a life lesson. Hope all is better now. πŸ™‚

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  17. Dan Antion says:

    What happened to the beans? I was waiting for them to have an important role.

    Posts like these are why I always read SoCS even when I don’t SoC myself. Nice fun read πŸ™‚

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  18. scr4pl80 says:

    Hope you enjoyed your date night even if there were parts you couldn’t remember. I make lists if it is very important that I remember completely. I do have to do a fair share of remembering for my hubby since he has a memory like a sieve. Your interaction with Moo about breakfast is a typical one with him. It actually scares me sometimes and is quite frustrating at others. If I get like that we are in a world of trouble. Sorry about your sleep issues. I sleep like a rock so lack of sleep can’t ever be my excuse for anything. Happy Sunday!

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    • joey says:

      I feel much better today, thanks!
      Yes, I get it, my husband’s memory is also sieve-like πŸ™‚ Puts a lot of pressure on me. I didn’t know there would be a quiz about the program, lol!

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  19. I don’t remember anymore. At least not like I used to. I used to pride myself on being the “answer lady.” People came to me for direction and assistance and it did my ego good. Until I got tired of people not thinking for themselves. Then I got cranky. Now I’m menopausal and I couldn’t remember the details even if I wanted to. Factor in insomnia? Pft. Good luck.

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    • joey says:

      Yes. Relatable. I do hope I hold on to my memory, what with sleep and all, at least for my own benefit…
      I kinda felt that way about the parking garage bit. I literally said, “You’ve been here the exact same number of times I have.”

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  20. I love naps! I’m forever telling #1 Grandson who hasn’t napped in nearly two years, “Grandma, needs just 5 minutes”. He always says, “NO!” I catch myself dozing while he’s playing or watching his afternoon favorite show. Dozing isn’t cuttin it. A real nap is required. 10-20 minutes. Much more than that I’m out for an hour or more then groggy all the rest of the day.

    I sure hope you get a good nap today! I’m planning on one. πŸ™‚

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    • joey says:

      I slept late today and feel MUCH better, thanks.
      Half my kids were good about naps. The boy didn’t nap, but he understood rest with a book or a show. Moo was one of those kids who didn’t sleep well and then crashed in the middle of her own chaos. 😦 LOL But she is probably the best sleeper in the house now — trotting off to bed earliest most nights.
      I hope you get a pleasant nap, Deborah. Sunday naps are a certain kind of sweet πŸ™‚

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  21. Jewels says:

    Been catching up on my sleeps over the weekend. Omygosh I’ve been soooo tired since I’ve started working. 4:30 a.m. is way too freaking early to be getting up in the morning. But it sure is nice getting off work at 11. πŸ™‚ Except this week I start a second new job, Lord help me…
    Hope this week is wonderful for Joeys! ❀

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    • joey says:

      Oh wowzers, Jewels! I used to wake at 4:40 to open the Starbucks. I went home around noon. To have lunch and nap with my babies πŸ™‚ My ‘second job’ started at 3:30 when I picked up the other two. I was tired alawt!
      I’m sure you will adjust and adapt, as I’m sure I will — (I’ve already begun waking minutes before 5, no joke) and maybe we’ll both have wonderful weeks and wonderful sleeps ahead πŸ˜€

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      • Jewels says:

        I love Starbucks! There’s a Starbucks on the Target corporate campus where I work – so grateful for that! Yep, my bodyclock is adjusting already too, I had to push my internal snooze button when I woke up before 5 this morning. πŸ˜‰

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  22. LindaGHill says:

    Get some oil! …I mean sleep! πŸ˜‰

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  23. I am the rememberer in this house….even when I didn’t know I needed to remember it. Like “where’s my hat…shoes…fill in the blank” Ummm… not sure…probably wherever you put it down. Glad you enjoyed the concert. I really need to get to some live music outings. I was not supposed to be on soccer duty this weekend. Things came up and so I was. I had to get up even earlier than I do on school days…but it was not 5 a.m.! πŸ™‚

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  24. Sleep, no coffee. So much easier said than done for some reason.

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  25. JoAnna says:

    “As you get older, three things happen. First your memory starts to go, and I can’t remember the other two.”

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  26. Erika says:

    I feel ya on forgetfulness. I write down everything on my checklist app on my iPhone now. Well, not stuff like “Did you eat” so who knows if the kids are fed, but at least I bought the milk πŸ˜‰

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