I used to have a sharp brain. I was able to do math problems without the use of a calculator (not just add and subtract but division and percentages, too). I could remember dates of events past and present. It was fantastic. I had an actual memory.
Then I got pregnant. That ended that!
Amazing thing pregnancy is. Once a woman becomes pregnant, she becomes a walking question mark. Seriously! Ladies, those who have given birth, back me up on this one. It's a wonderful phenomenon my college roomate, Jen, dubbed "dumbhead". We forget the most simple things. And trying to remember anything becomes a struggle. I'm not talking phone numbers or addresses. I'm talking we could be looking at a bottle of water and completely blank out. I would point to objects a la caveman style and just say, "that". I couldn't say "bottle of water" because I forgot the words. That's sad. That's pregnancy.
So when our temporary receptionist sent me an e-mail today, it says from "temporary". Logic follows that a reply would go to the originator. He asked I reply to the e-mail so he knew I received it. I stared at my monitor in a complete brain lock.
"Oh no! How do I reply to a temporary address? It might get lost in the cyber-server since I have no proper name to reply to."
That was my logic. So I called the receptionist to tell him yes I received his e-mail and my reason for not replying.
"What do you mean? The reply goes to me 'cause I sent it."
Big time "DUH"! I felt like such a blockhead. I had a nineteen year old kid tell me how to use the reply button on my e-mail program.