Monday, January 31, 2011

Mushy Brain

My brain is mega mushy. I know they say that being prego makes less blood flow to the brain and I was prego right on top of each other but this is scary and needs to stop. I can't remember a darn thing. I have never had a good memory. I have relied on others to remember stories from that past. When my sister passed away so did a lot of memories. Lately I can't remember that Roger handed me keys 2 min before. I would not say I am having attention problems, just mushy problems. Even word recall has been off. "Jt, can you go get the, the, thing that I use to clean this bum. Its in the other room. On the dresser. You know, the, the WIPES".

I am reading A Wrinkle in Time to Rory for bonding sake. Jt was listening in and after she left he asked what the book was about. I told him it was about a girl who traveled into different dimensions. He chortled. I asked him why. He said because it usually a guy. Seriously? I told him there are women scientist and inventors but I couldn't name any off the top of my head. What kind of example am I being to my son? I told a friend and she said "What about so and so an so and so" I wish I could remember women like that off the top of my head. My brain can't right now. I need to be smarter for him.

I can't find my phone or credit card right now. Not fun.

I have been dubbed the family historian by my dad. I need to start writing a lot lot lot down. Now!

So, what's a mom to do? I can pray for spontaneous brain firming. We had a gal over who is in her 70's and I commented at how well she remembered things and she told me it takes work. Hmph. I suppose this is worth working for. New Year's passed us by without as much as wave nor am I fond of New Year's Resolutions but I will make 2011 (er, the rest of it) the year of brain firming. Is that a odd name? How about:

The 2011 Mind Makeover

1. Wrap my brain around the Scriptures. I believe it will help my overall ability to think. I have been pretty lame about it lately. I will become a scriptorian. Google doesn't like that word.

2. Write in my journal and blog more. I believe writing helps the brain to process words better.

3. Read more. Read something other than blogs and Facebook. Read fiction, non fiction, news, science etc. I believe reading info that like that will help conversing with people.

4. Pick a subject my kiddos are interested in that I think I might enjoy learning about, learn about it and have bonding conversations and activities with my kids. They are smart and I need to keep up!

5. Make my brain healthy by keeping my body healthy. I like junk food but it is junking up my brain.

Is that enough? Is there something else I should include?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I NEED to Write!

I need to write. Do you know how often I sit down at the computer and have 2 hands free? 1 free? Sit Down? After my last post, we did a major remodel for 12 days before we moved our things in. Then 5 days later we moved in and then a week later we were unpacked. We are still doing some remodeling and decorating. I know you want to see pics but I really want to wait until we have the pictures up on the wall. That will only be a week. I also need to get before pics off the laptop that needs a replacement battery. Can you wait? Here is a sneak peak I think is so cool:
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I need to write though. I need to write so my friends and fam know what is going on in my world so we can stay connected. I need to write so my new friends can learn more about me. I need to write so this can be a family journal. I need to write so my brain won't be so mushy. That one deserves it own post.