This is how I feel most days. On my computer, I actually do have a ton of tabs open all the time. Some I actively use throughout the day (e-mail, Etsy...) but some I keep open just to remind me to come back to them because otherwise I will forget. And why will I forget? Because my brain has a bunch of tabs open all the time.
At any given moment I am probably trying to do more than one thing at once, like cook and actively listen to Gus's questions and stories. Or write an e-mail while watching the kids play outside. And that's just the stuff I remember to do at the time. I often forget that I've put laundry in because I get busy doing something else. I'll tell Gus that we'll do something and then we never get to it. My mind is like a steel sieve.
Now yes, I do make to-do lists (lists upon lists upon lists, actually). I write one out, I post a list on my online calendar, I keep a notebook by my bed. This helps, but inevitably I will not look at the list to get the big things done while I spend time doing the small things like emptying the dishes out of the sink and make lunch. And so, very often, I feel scattered.
Ladies, can you relate? (Men, do you feel this way too???)