I don't know if it is the fact that I'm in the 45 - 50 box or if I'm just distracted, but I find myself doing odd things without realizing it. Last week, while driving into a blinding sun, my children watched with great concern as I repeatedly tried to turn down the sun with the volume knob on my car radio. Needless to say, I was unsuccessful, but I did discover that punching all the buttons on the radio was a useful coping mechanism and calmed me until the sun was out of my eyes.
I'm keenly aware that I may not actually be keenly aware and I believe there may be some kind of twisted irony in that. My children are taking notes and remind me on a regular basis when I do strange things that simply don't make sense. I remind them that one day I plan to be old and crazy and any inheritance will go to the one child that best takes care of me. It's an idle threat, but seems to work for now. Until that time arrives, I'll continue to do strange things for no explainable reason.
"I'm keenly aware that I may not actually be keenly aware..."
What a great phrase!!
It reminded me of when my father said to me, "I forget more than I remember now." I asked him to try to remember that. :-)
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