Friday, August 29, 2008


Recently, I was diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D. -Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden.
As I turn on the hose in the driveway,I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I start toward the garage,I notice mail on the porch table thatI brought up from the mail box earlier.I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys on the table,put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table,and notice that the can is full.So, I decide to put the bills backon the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think,since I'm going to be near the mailbox

when I take out the garbage anyway,I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my check book off the table,and see that there is only one check left.

My extra checks are in my desk in the study,

so I go inside the house to my desk whereI find the can of Coke I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my checks,but first I need to push the Coke aside

so that I don't accidentally knock it over.The Coke is getting warm ,and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke,

a vase of flowers on the countercatches my eye--they need water.

I put the Coke on the counter and discover my reading glasses thatI've been searching for all morning.I decide I better put them back on my desk,but first I'm going to water the flowers.

I set the glasses back down on the counter,fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote.Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV,

I'll be looking for the remote,but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table,so I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs

but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers,but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the table,

get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying toremember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:

the car isn't washed

the bills aren't paid

there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter

the flowers don't have enough water,

there is still only 1 check in my check book,

I can't find the remote,

I can't find my glasses,

and I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today,I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all darn day,and I'm really tired.

I realize this is a serious problem,and I'll try to get some help for it,

but first I'll check my e-mail...

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!
( yes. I stole this from an E-mail I got.. I couldn't think of anything to write right
Have a great Weekend.. Bunches of hugs! )


Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

My day has already arrived! What day was I writing about? Oh well.

Mike Golch said...

I hope that you have a great weekend as well.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Stephanie,
That was a very funny anecdote. Sometimes these things happen because we let so many things to occupy our mind. The solution is to think and do things one at a time. In our desire to be super efficient, we try to do so many things all at the same time. Thanks for the funny post. God bless you and your loved ones always my friend.

Lisa said...

LOL Stephanie :) This was cute and true. I hope you and your family have a great Labor Day Holiday together.
Hugs. Lisa

Old Lady Lincoln said...

LOL, believe me you are not along.

deborah wilson said...

Oh this is sooo hilarious! Sounds like some of my days......

2 LMZ FARMS said...

OMG, are you sure you didn't follow me around the other day?!lol I loved that and yes I have alot of days like that. HOpe you and yours have a blessed day.