I tried to play Scattergories over the weekend. While I'm normally really good at that game, I was TERRIBLE. I got the lowest score of anyone. I just couldn't think of any words! Sigh.
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I'm impressed you were able to identify the issue - even if it was just in your mind. You get bonus points.
My husband, father, father-in-law, uncles and brothers are all mechanics. I've been raised to know how to diagnose the small issues like burning too much oil, a stuck choke, loose wires, etc. so that shops don't rip me off just because I have boobs. It helps a TON to be able to do that. Especially living 1100 miles from my dad and my husband is deployed and I have to call him and say "Dad, my transmission is sticking, what can I do to troubleshoot it before I have to go to the shop?"
Today, going to a friend's house that I KNOW how to get to (even though she lives in a curvy subdivision, which I find to be crazy-stupid-infuriating). I still use GPS in case I make a wrong turn and the houses look the same so I wouldn't know where to go. I made THREE wrong turns despite having been there a half dozen time AND using the GPS. THREE. gah!
I also keep going to random closets or cabinets instead of the ones where my needed item is actually located. I actually opened the medicine closet this morning instead of the refrigerator. This is baaaaad!
I have had several recently. One is I forgot yet another acupuncture appointment. Another is that I left DH's ice cream in the car: thank goodness it was literally freezing outside. I missed the turn to my own house. That was good. We've lived here a year and a half or so. I have decided I'm buying stock in post-it-notes.
My brain has started to shut off, too. I put the remote in my sewing cabinet the other day and it took me hours to find it. I lost my favorite scarf yesterday and left one of the burners turned on on the stove last night. My partner says that sometimes when I'm talking I don't make any sense and he has to try and figure out what I mean.