I was raised before the age of flash cards. At least I don’t remember teachers using them. Fast forward to now. I’ve written about this before but aging continues the saga.
Our use of flash cards started with the cats. We have a screened porch with the house door usually open. In cooler (or very hot) weather we close the door and have to “check” on the cats periodically. To remember to let them back in, we have flash cards that say “In” or “Out” for all the cats. They are cats so some days the cards are flipped so often they get dog-eared. (The cats hate that term but cat-eared isn’t the same.)
It works marvelously so we tried it with other things.
There was the “pineapple card.” I drink pineapple juice. When I take the last can from the fridge, I put the card out so I remember to bring some up from the basement. Easy peasy.
The beloved husband has “sprinkler cards” for the lawn so he doesn’t forget.
It started to grow. Flash cards really work!
A few weeks back I “forgot” I was doing laundry and left a wet load in the washer overnight. Ewww! I made a “laundry” card that I place on the counter so I don’t forget.
I have cards to backwash the pond filter and stock the bird seed. The only things I don’t seem to need cards for are feeding the cats, birds or fish and watering my plants. Oh yes and for Happy Hour! I never forget Happy Hour. (It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!)
Perhaps in another year or two, I will need those too. I need flashcards for people’s names but I’m not sure how to do that without drawing attention.
What do you do to remember stuff?