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Cat Vomit Epiphany

Are you forgetful? I sure am. But I also have a possible solution – something that’s working for me since I discovered it earlier this week.

The other day, as I came down the stairs, I noticed that one of my cats had vomited on the floor at one end of the dining room. Gross, right? That’s what I thought, too. So, of course, I went straight to the kitchen to get something to clean it up.

In the kitchen, I noticed something on the counter that needed to be put away. I put it away and felt good about getting the kitchen a little more organized. Then I sat down to work at my computer.

A little while later, I remembered I needed something upstairs and ran up to get it. On the way down, I saw the cat vomit, again. Oy. I’d forgotten about it. I headed to the kitchen to get the cleaning stuff.

In the kitchen, I looked at the clock and realized I needed to get lunch started. So, I did. Something yummy, I’m sure, but I can’t remember now what particular delectable delight I created. I do remember I needed something from the freezer in the storage room to finish the meal. I headed through the dining room to get to the freezer. On the way back, I saw the cat vomit. Oy. I’d forgotten about it AGAIN. So I headed to the kitchen to get the cleaning supplies.

In the kitchen, I set down the food from the freezer and saw that something on the stove needed my immediate attention. I finished the cooking and put the dishes in the sink.

While cleaning up the dishes, I remembered something I wanted to discuss with my partner, so I ran back upstairs to connect with him. On the way back down, I saw the cat vomit, AGAIN! And it occurred to me that I could use this story as my first blog post as a way of introducing myself and my memory adventures. Just something to make you laugh and maybe feel better about your own memory challenges. I thought about what I might say as I walked to the kitchen to get the cleaning supplies for a fourth time.

I got to the kitchen, opened the cabinet under the sink, and retrieved the supplies I needed. Still thinking about the blog post, I walked back to the vomit and cleaned it up. Whoa! It suddenly hit me that I had found the key to my memory! If I think about writing about something, I remember it! I’ve tried it on a few other things since the vomit incidence and it’s worked every time.

Now all I have to do is remember to think about writing about something when I need to remember it. We’ll see how that goes!

Do you have tricks you use to help you remember simple things like this? How about more complicated things? Or are you one of those folks who remembers everything?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions! Share them on my Facebook page ( or join me for one of my classes/support groups and share it with all of us gathered there!

Rock on!