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Brain overload

I had a friend in college who used to say "Stop the world! I want to get off!" I don't exactly feel that way, but my brain is definitely overloaded.

I just forgot one of Little's T apts. He has a lot of apts, but forgetting one totally is a first for me. I've had some near misses when I remembered minutes before the apt, but never total amnesia before. I'm quite embarassed. I also recognise in some way my brain is overloaded with info, so some of it fell out. Most of them are really good things, but I have a background anxiety that I could get personal bad news. Little T's relapse happened just after we had a joyous Xmas.

So here's a partial brain dump of what's on my mind:
  • Potty training Special K - I have a background process, as a geeky ex-boyfriend would say, that tracks when Special K last peed, so we can avoid accidents. Though lately she asks "Can I have a diaper?" I put her on the potty and she performs.

  • My brother's wedding on Labour Day - I'm a bridesmaid. I've never been a bridesmaid before. I've never had a good female friend get married with bridesmaids who are friends. I tend to make friends with either folks who are already married, have tons of sisters, or she and/or her SO aren't the marrying kind. I'm worried I'll forget something or somehow inadvertently offend someone.

    My dad called me many times over the past couple days about his wedding speech. I did give it some thought since my dad gave a wonderful speech at my wedding. But all I could think of was "Don't say anything embarrassing. Say nice specific things and anecedotes about my brother and his fiancee and what they bring to each other." C had a much better tip "Tell how [the fiancee] became part of the family."

  • My children's book - Things are really coming along and I'm really excited about it and the responses I've been getting. But I got a comment that led me to revise it a tiny bit again. So I need to think about it again. I'm almost ready to submit it.

  • Little T's eating - He should get more food in him over a longer period of time. He's okay for now, but he's getting bigger and therefore needs more food and we've reached the limit of what he can tolerate at night. So today I started giving him bolus feeds while he sleeps during the day. It's not yet a habit, so I need to keep thinking about it.

  • Little T's yeast infection on his arm - I need to track how often it's aired v.s. wrapped.

  • My finger - My left ring finger's still in a splint from when I thwacked it against myself. I can't really write. I also need to remember not to wash my entire left hand, but instead the non-splinted fingers. I do go to the doctor and the doctor said I bruised the bone, but to get an x-ray just in case. The x-ray was normal.

  • Job ping - Out of the blue, I got a job ping that might interest me. I have a phone interview on Friday. It raises all sorts of questions I don't know how to answer yet. We'll see how it goes.

  • SEP aka Someone Else's Problems - A few of my friends have serious problems right now. Unfortunately there's not a lot I can do for any of them, but they percolate in the back of my mind.


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Jan. 12th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
R said...

I come here to check on your all nearly every day. I can completely understand the running thoughts occupying the better part of your brain when it comes to Little T's health.

Big Hugs and good vibes.


8/25/2005 10:27:57 AM

Jenny said...

I was the "Best Maid" at a college friend's wedding. To my horror, I was expected to stand as part of the receiving line, shaking hands and chatting with *everyone*. I felt pretty silly, because I'd never met 99% of the people there, and wouldn't see them again, either.

But, I think as a bride's maid, you just have to look happy, be supportive of the bride, do some bonding with her, and endure whatever gown you're asked to wear. Oh, and be available for pictures.

8/25/2005 05:34:51 PM

Thida said...

Thanks for the good vibes, R!

And thanks for the reassurance, Jenny. It helps me to be reminded.

8/25/2005 09:23:50 PM
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