Day 9: Buy Me A Pie

During a 5 mile walk yesterday with a friend I explained my forgetting issues (reread yesterday’s blog because I forgot what I wrote.) She laughed and told me about an app she has on her phone to help her remember her grocery items. It’s called Buy Me a Pie. Yup — “Buy Me A Pie.” I downloaded this app on my phone (which I always have with me in the store) and filled it with items I usually buy as a way to jog my memory when I am in the store. It has the look of a shopping list and once I purchase an item, I can cross it off and it goes to the bottom of the list until I add it the next time.

I downloaded the free app but you can also get one with no advertisements and other sweet features.   I’ll give it a try and see if it helps me remember that ONE (or more) item I wanted to purchase.

morning walk with debI suppose that’s the fun part of walking with someone – sharing things that I’ve learned, learning from someone else as a way to connect to something bigger than my tiny world.

Today I received a photo from my friend that she took during her morning walk. She said, “I pretended you were here …”

Enjoy the photo and feel free to send me photos of your walk, hike, bike ride or the place you go where you feel the most energy!

Hugs to you all!

 

Check out the Buy Me A Pie app . Let me know what you think!

Day 8 – Mindful Walking

SAM_0421Walking on nearby trails is a fun way to get in my daily exercise. I’m able to move fast, enjoy the scenery and avoid traffic. Sometimes I have to avoid bikes and strollers and dogs but that’s ok because sometimes I am on the bike and scooting around the walkers.

Sometimes I enjoy walking alone so I can get my thoughts in order, plan my day or my entire life. Planning my entire life while walking is a bit of a task since I can barely remember what I’m making for dinner tonight. It’s an interesting goal, though.Spring Creek Trail in Fort Collins

I have noticed that sometimes I do forgetful things – like putting the trash out on the curb on a Thursday instead of a Friday and not realizing until noon when none of it is picked up. Or messing up dates on a calendar – agreeing to attend a meeting on a certain day only to realize that day doesn’t jive with the calendar. The same calendar that I looked at to schedule the meeting. Did I mention forgetting? I had to pick up 3 things at the grocery store yesterday and I WROTE THEM DOWN, then left the list at home. I remembered 2 of the things. IMG_6763When I was in the store a nice manager asked me if I found everything I needed. “Well, actually I wrote 3 things on my list but forgot the third one, will you tell me what it was?” That lead to a 5 minute conversation about forgetting, memories and what could the item possibly be…

IMG_6760So, it’s a new blog post which I remembered to write. Hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

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