Saturday, June 5, 2010

A giggle..

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 that I brought up from the mail box
earlier. I decide to go through the mail before I wash
the car.

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 back on 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 checkbook off the table, and see that there
is only 1 check left. My extra checks are in my desk
in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk
where I 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 counter catches my eye - they need water. I put
the Coke on the counter and discover my reading
glasses that I'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 to remember 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 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 write this blog.

I can't go anywhere...BECAUSE I HAVE LOST MY KEYS...


Lisa said...

Yep Exactly!!
Too funny.

Thanks for your support Connie.


Connie said... have my support anytime and always! I just wish I lived closer! xx

Jacqueline said...

A funny post and I hate to admit it, but I can relate...Maybe there is some kind of 12 step program??!...Happy Sunday, Connie.

Connie said...

Haha Jacqueline..if you find that 12 step program sign me up would ya! :) Happy Sunday to you also! xx

Brian said...

That's pretty funny...sounds like my humans too!

Connie said...

have you been spying on me!? hahahahahahahahaha....I came into the "study/office" for some reason and decided to check my thing lead to another and oh is that a butterfly?

S. Etole said...

It seems I suffer from that malady, too ...