It's as easy as riding a bike. But is it? I've just spent forty minutes trying to remember how to inflate the tires on my bike. Granted, I haven't ridden the darn thing in a year and it's got those tricky little Presta valves, but I'm still a little abashed by my need to watch a tutoring session on tire inflation on YouTube. (Thank you, cute bike guy, for all the info.) Inflating the tires on my bicycle is not the only thing that I've forgotten. I forget regularly how to pay my bills (some of them are paid online through the bank, others come out at intervals through auto withdraw and some I actually have to sit down and write a check.) I've written a list of how and when all these things happen, but then I forget to look at it. I forget the passwords to my various online accounts (why in the world do I need a security question to buy a top from J. Crew?) I forget what book I'm reading and then when I remember the title, I forget where I am. In all the catching up, think I probably read each paragraph five times. And then, when the book ends, I promptly forget all about it.
Am I overloaded? Under brained? Sometimes I worry about Alzheimer's. But mostly I figure that there's a lot going on. With over forty years of stuff crammed into my cranial file drawers, things are getting a little crowded, a little dusty.
Besides, I can remember how to make a souffle, how to saddle a horse, how to make paper dolls for my daughter. For everything else, there's a recipe book or a cute guy on YouTube.