Thursday, October 22, 2009
Losing Track of Time
I am having a hard time with the month of October. Apparently, as the fall moves forward, time is getting faster and faster. Days are passing in blurs. Months begin. I blink, and they are half over. I blink again and the next month is beginning. My specific problem is that I can't seem to remember that we are so far into October. I have a huge meeting on the 30th that I think is weeks away. Not true. I bought some discounted scones at the grocery store on Tuesday because the "sell by" date was October 22. That is ages from now, I thought to myself as I tossed them into the cart. Not until I got home and saw the date on some school papers of Ava's did I realize that Tuesday was the 20th. I got an email a few days ago from Lucas' teacher telling me that phone conferences would take place on the 22nd. Wow this email is going out early, I thought to myself. I looked at it again today and realized that the 22nd was, gulp, TODAY. I barely got my reply in and a time set up. I feel so dazed and constantly a step behind. The worst thing is, I have a feeling this is only going to intensify as we barrel toward Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the end of the year. Is there any way to slow things down?