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My Brain Runneth Over



“ad/add/AD (Anno Domini).” Use one, use ’em all–bonus points if you fit them all into your post. Have fun!  That’s our prompt for today.

I looked up Anno Domini: In the year of our Lord, abbreviated as AD. I knew that once. There are a lot of things I knew once, like a lot of French words. French was one of my favorite subjects in high school. I used to could speak it well. Not fluently, but I coulda got by in France at the age of 19. Now, I could say please and thank you, and “Where is the library?” Maybe it would come back to me quickly. Spanish would have been more practical to take and maybe some day I’ll learn it. It’s one of those many things I’d like to do, but not on the top of the list.

The more stuff I add to my brain, the more likely it is to get lost. (The stuff I add, not my brain, necessarily. Somebody’s brain got lost on Star Trek once. Probably Spock’s.)

All that French is still in there with algebra and history, but finding it is another matter. But I don’t use algebra except to help my kids with their homework which is not necessary now since they’re grown.

My brain can get addled. I’ve thought I had a little ADD which I believe is on a spectrum like autism. Learning differences. Best thing I can do now is have a sense of humor about it. Plus, get exercise, learn new things, and do crossword puzzles which I am NOT going to get addicted to because there are other things I want to do. Like take a self-defense class. That would be good for my brain. If I can find someone who has experience teaching self-defense to people over 60, that might keep me from hurting myself. Better take my bone medicine for osteoporosis. Don’t want to fall and break a hip.

Don’t know how to work ad into this. I’m not going to start with ads for self-defense classes but might ask around. I’ve heard the sheriff’s department teaches a basic one, so I’ll start there. I have to be careful not to add too much to my plate, literally and figuratively. First I need to get back to my permanent address and finish with my parent’s house. Making progress on the attic. Finding all kinds of stuff up there. Someday I’ll do a post on that.

Do you think the brain can actually get full? Like a file cabinet? I guess it’s more like a computer. There is a limit to what you can add. Which comes back to de-cluttering – not adding more clothes to my closet until I donate some. Not buying any more stuff from thrift stores (my weakness). Not adding. Subtracting. Less is more room, more space, more freedom. But that only works with stuff. It’s okay to add more love and time – quality time, and memories. Can we add memory to our brains?

Yep. It was Spock’s brain that got lost. Here’s the condensed version:


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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

19 thoughts on “My Brain Runneth Over

  1. Yes, I’ve often thought of my brain like a room filled with overflowing files. “now where is that and what did I file it under?” Takes a while to retrieve info with all that crap in there.

  2. omg. I so needed that Star Trek clip this morning. I laughed all of the way through it. Perfect!

    • Yay! I’m glad you had some good laughs. When I watched it again, I laughed too. I imagine that when I saw it for the first time, I didn’t laugh much if at all. It was serious back then, and my willing suspension of disbelief must’ve gotten a good work out, too.

  3. There is nothing wrong with your brain JoAnna, in composing such a piece as this. Loved reading, and I never saw the point in Algebra at school and never had to use in in adult life. lol.. I am trying to add less and less to my brain JoAnna.. 🙂

    Have a peaceful weekend my friend ❤ Much LOVE ❤

  4. Never saw that episode before thanks for sharing it!

  5. My brain is very linear and makes connections quickly. My mental issues are opposite yours — intense focus, constant repetition. If we traded brains for a day, we might enjoy the break 🙂
    There’s a Krav Maga place down the road. I see the people in there (big windows) and it’s interesting to watch. I don’t think I’d enjoy any martial arts. Basic self defense is always good though, crash course in college and then living with The Mister, who insists we all know basics. I learned more when he taught our daughters.
    I can tell you the French comes back quickly as soon as you need to use it again.

    • Good to know about the French. I’m just gonna start with those self-defense basics and see what happens. There might be some overlap in our brain functions. I like to check to make sure the stove is off and say “off” for each knob before I leave the house.

  6. I always tell people that, at this age, be careful what you try to push into my brain, something important will surely come out the other side!

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