At 1:00 AM I woke with the thought that I had missed a presentation I was supposed to, well, present, on Saturday. Sunday night is a bad time to remember such a thing. Saturday morning would be much better, at least for me. So I descended the stairs in the dark, checked my calendar and, ouch, I had indeed missed it.
My brain was already spinning, and I hadn’t gotten much sleep, so at that point, forget it. I read for a while, did a few crossword puzzles, and lay awake cursing myself. It wouldn’t have been so bad if a whole crew of students and parents were not waiting for me to show up, but they were. I called the guy with whom I had coordinated things and he was forgiving. He was more forgiving than me, that’s for sure.
After a while we all went skiing. I forgot my spouse”s skis. Great. One of us can’t take both the children on the ski lift, since they both still need assistance. So I took our daughter while the other two farted around. We only took one run before my daughter was tired and cold and wanted to quit. This was because I had dropped a ski pole from the lift and had to walk uphill to get it. No one helped us out with that.
I went for a run this afternoon. I had eaten two slices of toast and a muffin. Oh, I did have a couple crackers. No sleep and little food. I was out of energy pretty quickly. I put in a few miles, and it was beautiful, but I was tuckered and brain wouldn’t shut off. Too tiring.
Friends are coming for dinner. I have soup well underway (potato leek) and fresh bread just about ready to hit the oven. Hopefully that will all work out. I need something to call good today. Sheesh. I’m getting senile a little early. Those crossword puzzles aren’t doing the trick, but maybe doing them at 2:00 AM doesn’t count.
I am hoping tomorrow offers better luck. Otherwise, I will need to conclude that something is wrong. My confidence is taking some blows lately (I forgot a couple of other important meetings earlier this week as well). It won’t be long now before I turn into a grumpy old man.