My house is festooned with stuck-on reminders of all kinds of work, kid, personal, dog, and social obligations. I counted 20 earlier today but if I made the sweep again I could probably take down at least five. Then again, I'd likely replace them with whatever I need to remember - kid passport appointment on Saturday at the library! craft fair on Sunday! - over the next three/four days so 20 seems like it might be steady state.
I don't really consider myself memory-challenged, but in the face of this evidence I probably need to change my tune. Would someone with life under control need to put a yellow note on the backdoor with the reminder that my friend's housewarming present is in the hall closet? Or a blue reminder on the tennis racket that there is no lesson on Sunday but to go to the history museum open house instead? I can't decide if I'm irrationally basing my life on small bits of paper and dabs of glue or if I am quite sensibly adapting to my own limitations. Perhaps a bit of both? As long as I don't someday write myself a note to buy more notes, I suppose there's nothing to worry about. Right?