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Friday, January 19, 2007



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 that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I lay the keys down 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 thegarbage 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 one 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 that I had 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.

I see that the Coke isgetting warm, and I decide I should 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 to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter, and I 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 I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so Idecide 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 down 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 one check in my check book. I can't find the remote. I can't find my glasses. 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 long, 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 and catch up on my blogs!

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!


Gratitude list:

1) Happy Dance Fridays

2) Snow...(the first of the season is always delightful)

3) Laughter

4) Books

5) Blogs n'shit


ShadowFalcon said...

I have days like that all the time, its only human!

Nosjunkie said...

As do I, I like to call it per-occupied as its sounds better than scatterbrained or absant minded.

Happy friday my friend!
hey I havent been here in a while...

Just D said...

Deleted again. Its the story of my life.


mist1 said...

I think I might be getting old.

Matt-Man said...

Hell, I've been there for a couple of years. On some days I can go to any ashtray in the house and smoke a cigarette that I lit and left to do something else...Have a good weekend Odat.

SGT DUB said...

Been there, done that, forgot where I put that t-shirt,
As one of my motto's for life is, "If you can't laugh at me, who can you laugh at?" Happy Friday Odat, tap tap tapitee tap (me dancing)

Jocelyn said...

Reading blogs is always so assuring--I realize I'm not alone in my, em, quirks.

Michael C said...

Man Odat, I developed that when I was 23! I just thought it made me anal. I think i feel so much better now! Happy Friday!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

You been spying on me? You have, haven't you?

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i know i was here earlier and i know i commented and now it is not here and i think i am losing my mind odat. this is really freaky... did you put a hex on my honey? did you? and that is my coke i think. bee

My Heart Runneth Over said...

Im exhausted just reading it... (((HUGS))) ~M