Something Funny...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder. Somehow I feel better, even though I have it!! 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 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 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 counter catches my eye...
they need water.
I put the Pepsi 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 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 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 blog...


  1. This is too funny! It sounds like a typical day at my house. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Loretta

  2. LOL! That sounds like my kind of day everyday. I often stop and ask myself if I actually got anything done. ;)

  3. Oh girl..this was too cute,,and describes me day!! LOL

  4. I have this condition too!
    Kind of reminds me of the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
    Have a productive day!

  5. Oh my I know what is wrong with me!!!! It is funny but I can really relate!

  6. This is so funny and I am so glad you shared with us today. I needed a laugh...not that I am laughing at you I am laughing with you. I do believe that I have a touch of this also.

    Here's hoping that you have a productive day or at least a good blogging day.

    God is so Good!

  7. Thank goodness, now I know what I have too. Thanks for helping me diagnosis my disorder. Hilarious.


  8. Wow, now I know what's wrong with me!!! ha.
    Thanks for the funny!
    Have a delightful day.

  9. So funny!! I have that too:) I blame it on my kids-- I think it was Erma Bombeck who said that when you have kids, they just suck you brain right out of your head!:)

    Have a great day:)


  10. Oh my, do I see myself in that! Thanks for the the diagnosis! Now what was I just doing before I stopped to leave Lois a comment???

  11. That it explains it all!! I always have those types of days. Hope you get something you planned on doing done today LOL

  12. This is just too funny!! Ive just been blaming it on menopause!! LOL

    Hope you have a joyful day!!

  13. Oh My God, this totally sound like me. I seriously just disscussed this with my doctor last month. Glad to know I am not alone. I feel so much better.

    I think I discovered what the follower problem is, go back to your dash board and check the follow button and recheck something like "BY Followers" I did this and about 30 blogs I was following decided to show up. I couldn't figure out why some I followed didn't show up and this was my problem. Maybe it will help.

  14. You've just described every day of my life.

    I get distracted by all the things that need to be done to the point that nothing gets done! Well, some things get done, but not very efficiently!

    Thanks for the laugh!

  15. This is so true Lois!! In my case I put it down to baby-brain when I was pregnant, then post-baby brain when I couldn't use that excuse any more! I have come to the conclusion it is just Fiona-brain and I need to learn to live with it!

    It was wonderful to visit again after a few days away and read such a lovely upbeat post!! Hope your week is going well!

    Fiona x

  16. Oh~I ca so relate to you! I think the day is just to short!

  17. This is so like some of my days...reminds me of the children's book, "When You give a mouse a cookie".
    Really fun way to continue my week! Thanks for the laugh!

  18. This is so me! I've taken to list making just to get something accomplished.

  19. This is really good. You put these all together so well!

    i think it's a relief for all/most of us who experience this- that it's okay. We're all okay.


  20. Oh My GOSH! I have the same syndrome! LOL! Please tell me there is medication? :)

    Cute Post!

  21. This is just what I needed to read today. I laughed so hard because it sounds like me and we are not alone. Take care, Have a great day. P.S. now I don't remember what I was gonna do...oh yeah. bye.

  22. You know sweetie...I am sorry. I feel your pain at having this disorder. I know, I have it too. It is hard and makes for a long, exhausting, unproductive day...I am glad you can deal with it with humor...keep smiling!


  23. This is hilarious but so true. I hope your week is going well.

  24. LOL :D Very funny indeed!!!!

    Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

  25. I'm so glad we finally have a diagnosis!!! TOO funny! Love your blog and love those baby plants...maybe next year I'll try the same thing.

  26. Hey, have you been following me around? lol!