Menopause. Fun stuff.
My Sweaty hot flashes started about four and a half years ago. Since then they've ebbed and flowed in intensity, but for the most part they've been a constant. Because I wake up hot multiple times each night, of course I'm Sleepy (and, occasionally, maybe a little Bitchy).
I was doing a good job of dealing with those symptoms, but now Forgetful's shown up and throwing me for a loop. Yesterday I was supposed to prepare four sets of handouts for a couple's meeting. I forgot about two of the handouts until a half hour before the meeting, and had to scramble to get them done. Then, somehow I forgot that 'couple' implied two people and only made half the needed amount of everything.
Another example. Today I was making roasted chickpeas. The Alton Brown recipe I use couldn't be easier:
Drain the chickpeas, dry them, and put them on a baking sheet. (He uses oil. I leave it out.) Put the pan in the oven. Turn on the oven. Bake the chickpeas for 30 minutes. Turn off the oven and keep the pan in for an additional hour.
When the first 30 minutes of cooking were up the oven timer went off, and I reset it. Then 45 minutes later I smelled something burning. Guess who forgot to turn off the oven? The tray of way-too-toasted chickpeas went straight into the compost pile and I started over.
At the rate I'm going I'm afraid to think about what's going to happen the rest of the week.