Grey matter (or lack thereof)

There are times when I think my brain has vacated my skull. Too many times really. Does spacey-ness come along with age, or is it just me?

I’m a writer by trade. A huge reader on top of that. Words are some of my favorite things in life. And spelling has always been one of my strong points.

Yet today, as I perused a layout, I came across the word “Tennessee”. It’s a word that you see often enough. I’ve spelled it myself on several occasions. But there was just something about it that didn’t seem right. I actually had the temerity to run it through the Google definition doohickey to see if it was spelled correctly. Of course it was. But why did I doubt it? I’ve found this happening more often than I’d like lately. I call it double-checking to make myself feel better. But my confidence with letters is sputtering. Anyone have one of those books of brain exercises? I think I need one.