Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Losing Track

December seems to be turning into a fairly busy month for me. I've actually filled in things to do on almost every day that I can do something (that is, days when I have a sitter), and it's all stuff that really needs to happen. Like checking out schools for the children who are with the sitter and then talking to people about schools for the children who are in school while we're talking or some such. I've spent the last three months thinking a lot about schools for my kids and I can't say that all the thinking has helped much, although halfway through October I got significantly calmer when I thought about schools. Our school situation is complicated for all kinds of reasons, but that's not really my point here. I titled this post "losing it" because I feel like with all my calendar keeping I still am losing track of things. Like, when did I buy those beets and how could they have gotten so, you know, soft? And which New Yorker am I up to and why can't I find the most recent one and should I really read articles from before the election because wasn't that a whole other world? I'm losing track of my hair (it's getting long); my year end giving (have I given to my alma mater already?); my spot in Middlemarch (it wants to be read in long stretches, not fifteen minute chunks). I guess none of it is the end of the world, since I've yet to actually lose my copy of Middlemarch or any of my hair. All things considered, I guess losing track is sometimes just the thing.


roni said...

On my way to work this morning, I was doing a ballpark estimate of my charitable giving this year when I suddenly thought, "OMG, I think there's a bunch of radishes in the veggie drawer. Gross, the leaves are probably slimy." Which led to another non sequitur--remember to pick up dry cleaning and my new reading glasses. Fortunately, I don't have to think about something as significant as school selection!

Robin Aronson said...

Well, there are probably some pressing matters at work, but, it's good to be together in the non-sequitor boat!