Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Monday, November 12, 2012

Do You Ever?

Monday Musings on This 'N That

Do you ever get the days and dates mixed up in your mind? I do. Used to I couldn't keep up with the date and would have to go to a calendar to be sure. Lately I'm losing track of the day. When we took the daily newspaper I really had to go to the paper and see what day of the week it was. But, you know, that's a little like going to a dictionary to see how to spell a word. If I knew how to spell the word I wouldn't be going to the dictionary and how can I find the word if I don't know how to spell it?!

Worse than that I've seen folks in their cars stop at a traffic light although they had the green light. I remember doing that once. Fortunately cars weren't lined up behind me honking their horns. I'd much rather stop at a green light than to go on a red light!

Are these what I hear some people call "senior moments"? If so, I sure did start way too early. I must admit, however, that I have lost my train of thought in the midst of a conversation. Once. Or twice, maybe.

A lot of this happens, I believe, because our minds and lives are pulled in so many directions at once. They call it multitasking. That term was first used when referring to a computer performing more than one task at a given time. Now it's common to hear multitasking used when speaking of people.

So much is out there to get our attention.  Two things come to mind: the TV and the automobile. With TV we become mobile in our minds, flipping from one program to another. With the automobile we are mobile physically to the nth degree.

Of course, I don't want to go back to the horse and buggy days nor do I want to hunch over a radio to get entertainment. I believe in moderation in many things and this is an instance where moderation would be good. Not too much TV, not too much automobile. What are your thoughts here?

The winner of last Thursday's blog post for a copy of Callie by Sharon Srock is Pat T. I'll email you to get your mailing address and get the book out to you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

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