Friday, August 1, 2014

Where's the Dictionary?

 The theme for NaBloPoMo August 2014 is MNEMONIC. I have to be honest here, I've no idea what the word means, much less how it is pronounced. Time to get educated.  Who's with me!?

I'll join up with you later because it's 1:20 am and I still have stuff to do before turning in. Be back in a few.

In the mean time
Please enjoy my recent vlog:
Five On Friday
August 1, 2014

Best thing about tonight’s THIS IS FIFTY Five On Friday vlog:
This thumbnail of me. 

Now, back to MNEMONICS.  According to my source, Oxford Dictionaries, it's meaning could not be more simply defined, "The study and development of systems for improving and assisting the memory."

So, let's start with the basics...days of the week.  Two people I know thought for sure today was Saturday. Alas, it is not. Sadly, for one of those individuals, they still have to be up early tomorrow morning for work... bummer, son. My mom has a standard monthly calendar posted in her kitchen in plain sight. How neither of these "kids" knew what today was boggles the mind. My son's calendar is posted as one exits the front door, for goodness sake. I don't use a desk or wall calendar, my phone has one, so I pretty much rely on that to keep me posted.  Currently, I'm kept on track because I administer my mom's daily medication. She has this giant segmented pill sorter that I fill up with a week's supply of meds. I have to go over tomorrow, to drop off her Sunday through Saturday supply.

Now, how easy is it these days to help keep track of the days of the week when there is no paper calendar at hand? Super easy.  We have calendars on our phones, date on t.v. guides, almost every site you visit on the internet has the current date (I think), not to mention the bottom right corner of the computer (on mine anyway), and for some of us, even on our watches (if the battery hasn't gone dead, like mine has). Easy, right?

I'm glad I had NaBloPoMo for July 2014 to help me keep track of the days last month. Participating in NaBloPoMo for August may have me bringing out my much unused daily-planner, and that's a good thing.

Can't help but be reminded of this at the moment..
Courtesy of OriginalScoreMusic.

Oh! I just remembered, 11:25... time to take my meds. Mustn't forget to do that!

Until tomorrow ~ Lil


This post is written for Day 1 ~ Creating Memories with August 2014 NaBloPoMo


1 comment:

  1. I love my calendar but when kids are not in school, I confess I am much more haphazard. Two weeks to go here and then I'll feel a lot less scattered, I'm sure.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts throughout the month.