December 15th, 2008

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Another reason I thought it would be good to do a blog is that lately my memory has been less than stellar.  I've never had a great memory but when someone asked me what I did for Thanksgiving last year and I seriously couldn't remember, that gave me pause.  Of course as a mom with an infant and a toddler, most would agree the combination of sleep deprivation and constant demands keeps your brain full. But what's interesting is that i find if I write something down I remember it more clearly. I don't mean just lists (although I'm a major list maker) but like if I write a quick story in my son's baby book for example, I remember that story even years later.  I was never a diary keeper, but I often wrote letters.  This of course was back in the pre-cell phone days and when I had long distance boyfriends we would write letters because the phone bills were so high. (This makes me sound ancient, I realize, but I swear I'm not that old.)  Anyway, I can still remember details of letters I wrote ten years ago.  So maybe, I propose, if I keep a blog, I'll have a little better handle on remembering my life.

But I still can't remember what I did last Thanksgiving.