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Is lockdown getting to me?

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GrandmasueUK Wed 15-Apr-20 17:19:09

I just asked my OH if he wanted mashed potato with his. He was quite confused until I realised that I'd actually had the majority of the conversation in my mind, and only spoke the last bit! The mash is to go with the sausages, of course. He should have known that obviously grin

Maggiemaybe Wed 15-Apr-20 17:25:01

I've done the same today, GrandmasueUK. I was chatting away to DH about my Joe Wicks exercise ordeal session, then two minutes later I asked him whether he'd thought he looked very frail the other night, and did he realise he was only 61. Not surprisingly, I got a blank look.

I'd moved on to Andrea Bocelli. And can you believe it, DH hadn't followed the train of thought? grin

Beechnut Wed 15-Apr-20 17:37:57

I think I’ve read on threads that on our ‘exercise time’ it’s one hour.
So I’ve looked at what we should and shouldn’t do and can’t find anywhere that says ‘one hour’.
Am I going bonkers or need new specs? 🤓

kittylester Wed 15-Apr-20 17:42:59

It's funny that DH cant keep up with my train of thought when I know exactly what he's thinking at all times!

Whitewavemark2 Wed 15-Apr-20 17:44:50

Men are always a bit slow on the uptake.

Smileless2012 Wed 15-Apr-20 17:49:35

kittylestergrin and sometimes we know what they're going to think before they've though it!!

Well I've got that 'one hour' from somewhere Beechnut, just can't remember whereblush.

It's a good job us women are patient isn't it Whitewavemark

Toadinthehole Wed 15-Apr-20 17:54:00

Beechnut. There’s no limit on time, but you should only go out once a day, and alone, or with members of your own household. Of course, technically, you could go out all day, as it’s only once, but you mustn’t stop. The legs have to keep moving I read somewhere the other day. This doesn’t include sitting on park benches or whatever, swinging your legs!!🤪

GrandmasueUK Wed 15-Apr-20 18:05:14

He's also just eaten some roast very burnt kale which I forgot to throw away from 2 days ago, plus put his effervescent multivitamin into the plastic beaker I use to measure out washing powder! He now thinks I'm trying to poison him! shock

Daddima Wed 15-Apr-20 18:24:25

Here you are, Beechnut.

12Michael Thu 16-Apr-20 06:24:01

The lockdown as got to me , in a way that remembering to to do certain things on certain days helps.
The way forward is the word, think ahead , and say maybe in a few weeks time some sort of normality will come back into my life .
Its the pleasures ahead that awaits , we will need a break away sooner rather than later .

Beechnut Thu 16-Apr-20 07:14:24

Thank you Toadinthehole and Daddima.

I wondered where the ‘one’ hour came from (Michael Gove) as I couldn’t see it anywhere in guidance notes.

I’m glad I’m not going bonkers 🤣

SpringyChicken Thu 16-Apr-20 07:36:49

Talking about knowing what husbands are thinking... we once had a problem with a retaining wall in the garden. I had pointed out the ever growing cracks repeatedly. Eventually, he took a proper look. Before he could speak, I said “No, a crow bar rammed into the ground is not going to fix it “. Amazed look on his face - “how did you know I was going to say that?” Well, you just do, don’t you?

farview Thu 16-Apr-20 09:16:10

Toadinthehole that made me laugh...😊

Callistemon Thu 16-Apr-20 10:16:45

It's DH who does this all the time, wanders around thinking about something then expects me to know what he's talking about. He starts mid thoughts about something we discussed weeks ago.

Beanie654321 Thu 16-Apr-20 10:17:26

Sorry but this has made me laugh. I've recently retired and have to admit I personally wouldn't past a mini mental assessment at the moment. I loose sights of days and dates, well I dont really need them. I talk to myself, well I always get the right answer. I offer myself things, tea or coffee and always get right answer. I clean and put things away then forget where I've put them, poor DH has to go looking for things, but it is making him tidied. I tell DH that I've told him things which he swears that i haven't, personally think hes got selective hearing. I worked as a nursing Sister for many years and forgot nothing. Am i going nuts, no I'm just learning to adjust to less stress.

Lynnloo Thu 16-Apr-20 10:30:31

I feel so much better for reading all your posts. As a teacher of infant children for years I seemed to be able to keep so many different things in my head all at once. Now.......I walk into a room, why did I come on here? I pick up the phone, who was I wanting to ring? Aaargh

merlotgran Thu 16-Apr-20 10:32:59

We had lots of little power cuts during the night. Every time it came back on the phone bleeped, the fridge cut back in and Peggy barked so neither of us got much sleep.

So, today we both have brain fog and talking gibberish.

Pippa22 Thu 16-Apr-20 10:33:13

I think the hour came a couple of weeks ago when Michael Gove was asked to clarify the leaving the house for exercise. His answer was to start your exercise from your house, walking, running, cycling whatever you choose “ one hour should be enough for most people”. He wasn’t saying it had to be an hour, for some that long would just be warming up whilst for others far too long, Just what you usually do but just once and starting from home.

glammanana Thu 16-Apr-20 10:39:06

I'm enjoying reading the posts and find them amusing they take me back years to when my DGS2 was about 4/5 yrs old he used to have really indepth conversations with his Grandpa then go off for an hour or so and play he then came back to GP and continued from where he had left off leaving GP totally confused as he had forgotten the original conversation.

GagaJo Thu 16-Apr-20 10:43:57

Not so much me. But my daughter, definitely. We started out well, keeping the house clean and tidy, clearing up after grandson had gone to bed. Now I have to ask her. I don't feel I should, because we all live here and it is mostly GS's (and hers, she's very messy) mess. But I'm trying NOT to get aggressive about it, because that'll just cause an argument and that hurts GS, which I definitely DON'T want. Fortunately, the last time it happened, he was in bed and was oblivious.

LynneH Thu 16-Apr-20 10:44:14

For me, this is no different from normal. I often have whole conversations in my head, and don’t understand why my husband hasn’t followed my thread

Teetime Thu 16-Apr-20 10:46:11

I'm very thankful my husband hasn't a clue what I'm thinking. grin

Joesoap Thu 16-Apr-20 11:00:02

My Husband starts a conversation and never finishes it,I am not a mind reader, just curious as how the conversation should have ended.

Jillybird Thu 16-Apr-20 11:13:51

No, it's the other half who does it to me - he uses pronouns all the time, so I have no clue who or what he is talking about... She's looking thinner (who?) He's a miserable bu** (who is?) Shall I put it on the table? (What?) I saved it for you (Kind, but what? Milk? TV programme? Joke? The last of the chocolate?)

Aepgirl Thu 16-Apr-20 11:59:31

Talking to yourself is even worse. You don't know what nonsense you've been saying.