>> Saturday, July 18, 2009
"Where did what go?" you ask.
My mind, that's what!
Tango pony and I are competing in another horse show a week from today. It's a big deal for me. I love to show off my boy. I love for my friends and family to come watch! It's just so much fun.
So, I filled out the registration papers. I checked the classes we planned to compete in and I made sure to check that we would compete for two days. Not one day, mind you, two. I made sure to put that information in bold print.
Then I put my registration papers in an envelope. I carefully addressed it and made sure to include my return address. I took my sealed and addressed envelope to the post office and made sure to put it in what looked like a lucky mail box.
Then I came home. "I'll get my ride times in a week or so," I thought.
One week went by. Then two. I'm pretty much busy all the time so I didn't think much about how much time had passed until..............
I checked my phone messages last night. "Hello," said the voice on the answering machine. "We have registration papers for a horse named TANGO. We have this phone number. What we don't have is the name of the rider."
Imagine that. I forgot to put my name on the registration form. I thought about calling the nice lady back and telling her Tango would do fine on his own. Then I thought about calling back and saying that I have multiple personalities and couldn't decide which one of me planned to ride. But in the end, I just left a message with my name.
Now I'd like to say that this loss of memory is a one time occurrence. However, it seems to be a way of life with me. I forget everything.
I'd also like to say that this forgetfulness is just part of the aging process, but I've been forgetful for as long as I can remember.
That's funny. For as long as I can remember...I can't even remember how long it's been that I've been forgetting everything!