I think I'm going to lose what's left of my mind this week...the weekend was insane as I tried to clean house, work at the church, and get things together for my first day back in class (today from 12:00 to 4:30 - yes, 4 1/2 hours in class - ugh). Add to that my boys fighting all Sunday afternoon as they were supposed to be cleaning their rooms, and my "mommy brain" was worse than usual!
I suppose it's "mommy brain" - my brain just seems to jump from topic to topic in random order. My DayPlanner has notes scrawled on Post-It notes throughout it that range from "Talk to advisor about application process" to "Buy present for birthday party" to "Look into buying sno-cone and cotton candy machines for kids church events." I always say my brain jumps from topic to topic...my husband says it works in spurts...I'm not entirely sure I disagree with him!
I used to be able to sit down and focus on one thing for hours at a time. Those days are long gone. I think my brain has just adapted. When I was single, living with my grandparents, and going to school, I could focus on one thing at at time. Now as a 30 year old wife, mom, employee, student, and children's minister...well, I'm stretched pretty thin. I have to be able to change hats, so to speak, at a moment's notice.
I know it's bad...and it's not made better by what my anatomy and physiology teacher told us a few weeks ago. After the age of 35, the average person loses 7,000 brain cells a day. Wow, I should be pretty entertaining by the time I'm old and senile!