I have two daughters and I'm always calling one by the other one's name. It's gotten to be a joke around here. Friday I ran to the store for a loaf of rye bread before breakfast. I had a real taste for it and wanted it with my eggs. I came home with four ears of corn, salad, garbage bags, and peanut butter. I certainly thought I could remember one item.
There is a wonderful book that came out in the 70's called The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas. I googled it and it is still being sold. Anyway, there are some good techniques in that book to help you remember things. I can't find my copy so I think I'll order the book and reread it. It really did help! You make up games or rhymes or visualize things to help you remember. I know it helped me a lot.
Robin...is Mercury retrograde? I tried to use my library card last week to pay for groceries. The cashier was not amused that I had to run to the car for my purse. Oh well...they are both red with a black stripe. Not my fault...LOL!