Saturday, February 14, 2009

A.A.A.D.D.

Do you ever receive an email that makes you really chuckle, and then maybe shake your head because the story sooooo mirrors your own life?

Well I did this week, and as sad as it is, I truly have similar days - not all the time, but at times.

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 mailboxwhen 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 Pepsi I'd been drinking.
I'm going to look for my checks,but first I need to push the Pepsi aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.
The Pepsi is getting warm,and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Pepsi,a vase of flowers on the countercatches my eye-- they need water.
I put the Pepsi on the counter anddiscover 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 plannning to do.
At the end of the day:the hose has been running since noon, the car isn't washed,the bills aren't paid,there is a warm can of Pepsi 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 damn 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.... or blog!

3 comments:

Gayle said...

Oh, yes, I sometimes have days like this! This is a funny post!

::Jan:: said...

Funny funny and a little sad cause its true :0

Have a great Sundary Imerie. Hope your Valentine's was lovely too.

Sandi McBride said...

OMG, I got that one too...I spent an hour trying to figure out who had been here when I first decided to wash the truck....
hugs
Sandi