The last hour of last evening everything that can go wrong did go wrong. My son finally convinced me after giving me 'a good talking to' this morning, that it had nothing at all to do with my age but was the kind of thing that happens to us all sometimes.
First of all I locked up everywhere and went into the computer room to tidy up the day on my computer and then get to bed (same room). A friend rang, I took out my hearing aid to answer the phone on mobile. When I had finished the call I just couldn't find my hearing aid. I searched everywhere -taking off my slippers so that if I stepped on it hopefully it wouldn't break. I went back and forth for a quarter of an hour searching everywhere (very tired and pretty tearful) until finally I spotted it. I must have been sitting on the bed when I took it out and it was sitting there on the duvet.
Next I saw that my mobile account was running low (pay as I go) so decided to top it up. The top up number seemed to have disappeared from my directory I couldn't see it anywhere - and on final searching I seemed to have accidentally taken off my mobile number too and I can't remember it. By now things were pretty frenzied. I decided the best thing was to go to bed and sleep on it. Earlier in the evening I had already had a tussle with trying to order a book on Amazon to add to my confusion.
I can't say I slept well - I woke several times, always trying to solve my problems. Finally waking and getting up late I had a quick breakfast and rang my son. Within the space of five minutes he had taken the Amazon problem off my hands, told me my mobile number which I replaced on my machine while he held on, gave me the top up number (which was on my mobile when I looked again) and spent five minutes giving me a stern talking-to to convince me I am not going ga-ga but that we all have days like that (he reminded me of one he had a while ago which involved his keys).
A strong cup of tea and a read of the Times I am almost back to normal. It is so easy these days for me to get 'in a state' if things go wrong. I suppose the alternative is to sit about all day and do nothing - that way there is nothing to go wrong.
A friend W called this afternoon - she is more or less the same age and has similar days. She related how she had gone into a craft workshop to have a look round, had come out and got back into her car only to find she had lost her hearing aid. She went back into the workshop and got everyone looking everywhere. Finally in despair she got back into her car ready to drive off only to find that in putting her coat on she had pulled her aid out of her ear and it was sitting neatly in her hair!
We have a covering of snow here. It has been a beautiful sunny day but windy and icy and the snow hasn't gone. Similar conditions forecast for tomorrow so Priscilla and I are grounded for now. See you tomorrow - better in head and heart I hope.