I have this fear. Yes, I admit it. I may sound fearless but as I get older, being part of the boomer generation, this brain is starting to lose some parts. Memory parts, that is.
In order for me to remember, I have to make a list; checking it twice, maybe more.
I am afraid of leaving the stove on. I did once and thank goodness, nothing went up in smoke. To remedy this, I put the timer on, two timers in fact, just to jar me out of reverie.
I am afraid on turning the wrong stove on. I did, many times. I was heating a frying pan and after 15 minutes, I thought, gee, how come the pan is cold as ice. Then I looked at the other element where the rice cooker is resting, it was all melted. To prevent further accident, I took out all the knobs of the stove except for two that I am supposed to use.
My heating bill is so high. Why? Again, I neglect to turn it off. To save cost, I completely turned it off and wear heavy clothing, socks, mittens and toque during winter. Or snuggle up with my two furry cats to keep me warm.
I keep the balcony open most of the times. I love going out on the balcony late at night and first thing in the morning. When I come in, I make sure that I lock the balcony behind me. I did. But I did not notice that Lucy, the cat, was locked out all day long.
I have worn this darn appendage in my mouth for ages while I wait for an implant since December of 2012. This is going far too long not to be able to eat properly. This is an additional thing to remember that I put the dentures before I walk out of the door. I forgot. And this is my worst nightmare!
A list would help and I created one:
- Lucy (double underline)
- Mirror and a picture
This list is a life saver and prevents any further embarrassment. I pasted it exactly where I definitely will see to trigger the brain, right on the front door. This is what I see before I walk out of my sanctuary.
Problem solved and fearless.