For this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt, Linda G. Hill has given us the phrase “make a note,” and instructed us to do with it what we will.
I’ve found that if I don’t make a note of something I thought of — whether it’s an item to add to the grocery list, an idea for a blog post, a reminder for something I need to do, an appointment, the name of a TV show someone recommended, etc. — within a few seconds of having thought of it, whatever it is, it will disappear from my mind, possibly forever.
I’ve also found that it’s been happening more of late than it used to and I have to admit that it might be due to growing older. My mind, these days, seems less like a steel trap and more like a sieve.
So I have taken to using the Notes app on my iPhone to jot down items to add to my grocery list as soon as they occur to me or when my wife tells me to pick up this, that, or the other on my next trip to the supermarket. I also make a note of shows or movies to watch on TV, and items on my Honey Do list.
I use the Reminders app for recurring things, like cleaning our coffee maker every other week or giving the monthly flea and tick treatment to our dog or changing the batteries in our smoke detectors.
Because if I don’t make a note of such things right away, I will fuhgeddaboudit.