Monday, August 1, 2011

Fried Brain Syndrome

NOTE: This post was scheduled for 6:00 a.m. this morning as I knew I would be offline most of the day. However, it failed to post. I do apologize for the lateness. Blogger is glitchy as hell these days. I just got home to check the blog and found that it didn't post. sighhhhh

I’ve got a horrible case of Fried Brain Syndrome. I can make all of the lists I want to. I can set all of the Google calendar alerts I want to. I can have the best intentions in the world. But my brain is simply fried. Has been for a while.

As a result of this condition, there are things I am constantly overlooking. I’ve been behind for quite some time now and it’s not getting any better. As I dig my way out something else arrives that needs to be done. And if it’s one of those things that must be done NOW, then I am SOL and have to stop digging to take care of it.

Does anyone besides me have things they have to do that simply drain them and prevent them from doing anything else? Maybe not physically drain, but mentally drain. Quite often I find myself with the mindset to simply quit and do nothing after certain tasks.  

Another thing about Fried Brain Syndrome is that I procrastinate. Yep, I do. My shovel simply snaps and I go do something else that I want to do instead. LOL Fried Brain Syndrome can make a person forget their own name. Yeah, I’ve forgotten my own name a couple of times. I’ve also forgotten the names of my children. They think it’s hilarious when I look at one of them and have their name on the tip of my tongue and can’t get it out. I call them anything but their name. Finally, I’ll say something like: “You…with the blonde hair! Yeah, you know who you are!”

I’m so forgetful that it’s ridiculous.

I’ve been known to try and put things in the refrigerator that don’t belong there. Like… err…shoes. Yeah, shoes. Even a broom. My mind has a way of zoning out when I’m upset. I also zone out when I’m in writing mode. And I wish that happened more often. It doesn’t these days. Fried Brain Syndrome overrides everything it seems.

Have you ever been driving to some place just to find that you passed it? Uh huh. But have you ever passed that destination four times in a row? Yep, I have. It’s pretty bad when you circle the block to get back to your destination just to zone out again before you get there.

No. I’m not crazy. Just stressed. Is it catching?


Elece said...

Fried brain syndrome. Gotta love it. I am definitely on that train with you. Have been for the last nine months. NO! I'm not pregnant! Lol! Is there an extreme to FBS? cause I was just informed the story I'll be pitching at Romcon should be completed. My green newbiness did not know this (me, pointing finger at self--not as smart as I thought!). So yep, gotta write a whooole book, all pretty and edited, in less than 2 months. Nothing like a lil pressure to add to my plate. LOL!! But I'll get'er done, come hell or high water!! :0)))

Hope you get thar shovel working. ;0))

Cathy Keevill said...

The only cure for FBS is to banish everyone from the house. Pour yourself your favorite beverage, put your feet up and dive into a good book. Nothing else works and don't you dare interrupt me before my brain has reset itself or someone is gonna die.

Harlie Williams said...

You need a vacation from everyone and everything. I know that's what I need right now.

Good luck and it will get better.


Tess MacKall said...

See how fried I am. I forgot to check back for comments. sighhhh

You can do this, Elece. I KNOW you can. No doubt about it. Just focus and breathe. Keep your eye on the prize. Don't give up. Set aside a certain time to write each day and push yourself for word count.

Tess MacKall said...

Cathy, I know you're right. But right now I've just got too much going on. But after I move???? All hell is gonna break loose and I am going to ban people from getting anywhere near me.

Tess MacKall said...

A vacation would be nice. I haven't had one in a very long time. And even when I did go on vacation, it seems that the responsibility for everyone else's good time was on my shoulders. sighhhh

Eileen said...

Oh my you need a vacation in order to veg out and collect yourself! I'd invite you to our beach vacation on the 14th because that is what I am planning to do. Hang in there! I have a feeling its the heat that is getting to me.

Tess MacKall said...

It's the heat and everything else getting to me, Eileen.

I'll be on the coast myself on the 14th. I'm moving there. And so hoping that just breathing that salt air and seeing those ocean waves will give me a sense of peace.

Elece said...

Aww, man! That sounds wonderful, Tess! I hope once you get moved in, all those around you know to give you a wide girth to get that breath and take a load off!!!

Molly Daniels said...

I missed two appointments in June. One b/c I wrote down the wrong date, and on the morning of the true one, thought, 'No; went last week'. OOPS!

And then I don't know what possessed me to reschedule it July 5th. I slept in and was happily editing when Miss Drama Queen wanders in. 'Aunt Molly, someone has something on the calendar today...'

I take a look; oh crap...I was supposed to be there 30 minutes ago!

I have now learned to check the calendar 1st thing in the morning!!