Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Going through a door.

I read this on line the other day and thought I'd share it. I'm glad to know it isn't me.
" 'Ever walk into a room with some purpose in mind, only to completely forget what that purpose was? Turns out, doors themselves are to blame for these strange memory lapses.
Psychologists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that passing through a doorway triggers what's known as an Event Boundary in the mind, separating one set of thoughts and memories from the next. Your brain files away the thoughts you had in the previous room and prepares a blank slate for the new locale.'
Thank goodness for studies like this. It's not our age, it's the damn doors! "
So glad to read that - maybe it explains some of the things I've done recently. I think I mentioned my brownies - the ones I'd added way too much water to. Well last night while fixing dinner I decided to make au gratin potatoes -I had a box mix - so I put them in the casserole dish, added the milk and the margarine and the sauce mix. And put them in the oven. A little later I checked on them and thought they looked awful dry. There was no liquid left and they still had quite a while to cook. Hum...I got the box out of the trash and reread the instructions. Crap - I didn't add the cup and half of water. Pulled them out of the oven and added a cup of water and stirred them up real good and put them back in the oven. Surprisingly enough they too turned out okay.
A long time ago I was a cook in a school. One of the first things we were taught was to prepare for the next day by making sure you had everything you needed for recipes etc. My first day went fine. The second day I got to work and got out the recipe for some kind of bean soup. The first instruction on the recipe was, "Soak beans overnight." Oops. I guess now I need to remember to read the recipe - the whole recipe. OR not go through any doors when cooking and/or sewing.
My Christmas quilt was coming right along until I joined the last two big pieces. Something is very wrong with this picture.
So I sat with Bill and watched a soccer game while ripping out the seam. It is now redone correctly. 
Her is the frame of the high chair out side blowing in the wind after getting repainted. The seat pieces are almost done, just have to pick up some special white tacks at Lowe's. 
Got up early this morning - a sunrise without clouds. Oh well still colorful. 
Took a walk and enjoyed some of the plants that are blooming. 
This is kind of a morning glory - it is usually growing wild in the desert. Notice the faint purple on the edges. And it smells really good. 
This bush really is blooming. And it was full of bees. 
That's about it for today. Will finish the high chair later and read the recipe for banana muffins that I'm thinking about making tomorrow as it is supposed to be a cool day. 


Grandma on the Road said...

Does this work with cupboard doors and drawers? I hope so because it would certainly explain how I can go to find something, open a door or drawer, and completely forget what I was looking for. It might also explain how things we put in safe places always disappear.

Carol and Bill said...

Seems to me if they are in a closed door or drawer or in a different room it takes effect.

Barb said...

I live in a studio with no doors and I still forget what I was looking for!

Carol and Bill said...

Hymmm...maybe you mind thinks there is a door separating different sections of the room. As I said that's my story and I'm sticking to it.