Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Someone sent me this and I laughed and laughed. Unfortunately for those of us with a bona fide ADD diagnosis life is always like this, BUT not always so funny, really it can be very frustrating!! Read and enjoy and then try and relate, LOL.

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.

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 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 any way, 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 a re 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 de n 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 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....

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!
And my husband wonders what I do all day!!


  1. LOL!!!! Ok, I am laughing, but it is me!!! Thanks for the New Year Laugh!

  2. LOL...what fun! Thanks for sharing!

    smiles, kari and kijsa

  3. Welcome to my world!! Thanks for sharing...I followed your link from Tracey's blog! Glad to have discovered you!!

  4. that is what I do all day?!? LoL!!!

  5. Whoever wrote this must have been following me around! I've always said I was an ADD housekeeper--and that's why I always feel so worn out. Cute post!

  6. I'm not quite sure how I found you, but I loved my visit to your blog. I know exactly the effects of AAADD. I've been there for years. I think having kids does it to you! Have a wonderful week!

  7. Janet,
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. This has been so much fun - I am so glad I followed in Aunt Lynn's footsteps and started the blogging thing. I am so hooked. I look forward to chatting with you soon.
    BTW, I love your post. Is 36 too young to have this "condition?" ;-)

  8. Quit laughing! I know I have this condition. At least it has a name.

    Happy day,

  9. Hi Janet! Thanks for coming to see me. Yes, I'm guilty of decorating for ME and not the next potential buyer - ha! I have to love the space I live in otherwise I won't be happy....and hubby knows if I'm not happy nobody is...ha! Hope you're ready for the weekend, I know I certainly am!

  10. Oh this is totally me and all my girlfriends too !!!! Clarice

  11. Haaaaaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa! Sometimes I get that way.

    Oh and by the way, buy a crock pot. You can put stew in it on the way to the mailbox and it will cook while you wash your car and pay the bills!
    I dig mine out in winter when I crave a home-cooked meal. They've updated them a lot since the 70's. LOL

  12. Okay. I AM laughing but it is a fairly prefect representation of my day!! Oh is so me.

    Love and hugs,

  13. Oh, yes...I remember this one and I love it! I can soooo relate to it!
    Enjoy your M-C sure is a pretty one..

  14. LOL....I totally relate! I really have to make a concerted effort not to get distracted!


  15. This is absolutely classic. Whoever wrote this must know me, cause this pretty much describes me every single day!


  16. This is me exactly and my husband does wonder what I do all day, I tell him I get sidetracked. Can't wait to read the rest of your blog that I just found tonight.

  17. I needed this!

    Janet, thank you for expressing your condolences when Mother passed away last month. You are very kind.


  18. That is so funny! and I can relate all too well...

    Happy New Year!


  19. I can so relate to this. It describes my day precisely. LOL


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