Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday Catch-Up and Pouring Out of My Soul


Nobody said the age I am approaching would be one filled with such mental deficiency. I've always had a fairly spotless house and have had all of my tasks organized so as to be accomplished in an orderly fashion. Dinners for the week were fairly well-planned out a few days ahead, I took my time looking over the grocery store ads, and I just felt like my home ran like a well-oiled machine.

That has all gone out the window in recent months. I cannot stay on task. If I start cleaning one area up, I jump to another area before completing the first. My fuse can be short some days, and I just generally feel.....weird. Can't explain it, I just feel so unfocused. I didn't realize that being premenopause meant I'd feel like I was losing cranial function and capacity.

Laundry, dust bunnies, and various items strewn about the house have been issues that can go unaddressed for days. The daily question of "what are you cooking us for dinner tonight" can some days be "Are you cooking dinner for us tonight".

I pray daily for this to pass quickly. Can a 49-year-old develop ADD????

10 comments:

Christina said...

As of Tuesday, January 20, you and I are now among the 'young and hip' ~ according to the news media now that Barack and Michelle are in the White House!!!

Ack!!!! A photo of Hilary?!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Hmmm, don't think I can be quite pre-menopausal yet...so what's my excuse?! Dust bunnies reproducing like, well, bunnies!
Beagle hugs :o)

uberrhund said...

49 huh? You and me both!
I can barely remember what staying focused was. I went looking for something in the kitchen utensil drawer Thursday and started ranting about the dis-order it was in and that I was going to clean it out...Bob leaned into the kitchen and very gingerly said "would you PLEASE not start the drawer until the corner cupboard is done?" I looked at the open cupboard with half of its contents spilling onto the counter and closed the drawer.

I finished the cupboard today.

I have been wanting to throw stuff out for the last few months and I have been doing well at this task...you would think it would show at some point wouldn't you?

Bob calls it "Partaking of my new hobby" when I decide to fill the extra trash bin !

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

I've been that way since my early 30's!! What? You mean that's not normal??? ha.

theArthurClan said...

For me it started when I was pregnant with our first kid...and it's only gone downhill since then. If menopause makes me any worse, I am in BIG trouble!

Dot O said...

Okay, so I don't feel so alone now. Thanks for making me feel like a normal level-headed mom, even when I know I'm far from it....

mom said...

Dot! Welcome to the club! For those who are younger...watch out! It definitely does get worse....

Now, what was I doing before I sat down here?

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Dot O said...

Tammy, thanks for the chuckle right before I turn in for the night. Some days it's easy to deal with this with grace, other times (like dinner yesterday), it becomes comical. But, I know we will get through it.

Thanks for the reassurance....

Cathy said...

Did this start happening to you before or after you started knitting... either way, welcome to the club!

Dot O said...

Cathy, I think it started WITH the knitting.. Is that a common occurrence? LOL.

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