Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Wait.. that's the 17th, right? Oh, no... wrong month!

Here's what happened to me on Monday. I looked on my wall calendar and saw that Friday, the 17th, was St. Patrick's Day. Or at least that's what I had copied onto that date from last year's calendar... with a note that it's my Godson, Patrick's, Name Day.

Patrick lives in Seattle, so I went to get him a card and gift card to mail on Monday so he would get it by today. I was confused that there were no St. Patrick's Day cards in the little grocery store in my neighborhood, what with the day being only 4 days away. So I got a generic card and put it in the mail. On time to reach Patrick today.

Then on Wednesday it hit me: St. Patrick's Day is in March. I know this. It was my Aunt Barbara Jo's birthday, and I always got her one of those cards for people with a St. Pat's Day birthday, you know?

I know that St. Patrick's Day is in March.

And yet for 3 days this week I believed it was in February because I had copied it onto the wrong month from last year's calendar.

My mother has Alzheimer's. Her mother also had it. So this concerned me greatly and I told my husband about it last night.

He said he wouldn't take my car keys away yet.

But I'm thinking I might need him to organize my meds pretty soon....

Or I might need help finding my way home one day. Lord have mercy.


Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Susan, Don't worry--I've done things like that! Probably at least part of the confusion came about because you had a "visual" (the calendar) showing Friday the 17th. You and your Godson can have a laugh about it. Does this mean you have to send him another card and gift card next month? :-)

I am so sorry about your mother. I know that must be very hard. My late father didn't have Alzheimer's but he suffered a series of strokes that affected his thinking and his ability to express himself. It's so hard to lose part of our parents even before they pass away.

Now enjoy February 17!

Allegra2006 said...

Susan, you are NOT alone! Join the crowd!