Someone is considered mentally incompetent when they are unable to manage their own affairs due to mental incapacity (such as deterioration or psychosis) or sometimes due to a serious physical disability. Incompetence can be used to appoint a guardian or conservator to manage the affairs of the incapacitated person.
Mentally Incompetent – I’m Not There Yet
We watched a really lovely movie recently called Jules. Ben Kingsley plays an elder gent whose mental competence is being questioned for a number of reasons.
In the movie, Kingsley’s character does things like leaves a can of beans in the medicine chest in the upstairs bathroom. He also takes a movie-maker’s idea of a cognitive/memory test with a doctor in one scene.
As I age, I often wonder if I’ll know when I’m no longer competent. I’ve found yarn in the refrigerator. Am I ready for assisted living?
I also recently started organizing all of the things I bring up to Easton Mountain with me for the Men’s Knitting Retreat. I have some of the contents for 3 raffle baskets. Somewhere.
Well, I have most of it. But for the life of me, I can’t find a package of yarn for a sweater vest. And also one of the neck lights I purchased.
I know I have them. There are photos from a recent blog entry to prove it.
I know they’ll show up before I leave on Monday.
I focused solely on finishing Jamie’s jockstrap pattern this week.
It was enjoyable to knit. Next time, I’ll definitely go with a sturdier, less lofty yarn for the straps.