Monday, March 23, 2009


I received this in an e-mail and it pretty much describes some of the days I'm starting to have. Just add my daughter and the 6 dogs and 5 cats and I can get really confused. How about ya'll?



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.
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 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 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 e-mail....Do me a favor.
Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who I've sent it to.

Don't laugh -- if this isn't you, YOUR DAY IS COMING!!


Chele said...

LOL I love this one! I received this email earlier today and thought that my mother would end up putting it on her blog.

Pug Posse said...

OMG!!! That is SO me!!! I am always doing stuff like that...and I'm always so tired from working so hard and nothing ever gets done!
Love it!
Pug hugs and kisses!
Vikki and the Pug Posse

Mango said...

It appears you have reached the Dotty Old Hen phase of your life just like my momma!


P.S. Momma made me share my liver and bacon cake with stupid pee-wee. Can you believe it?

Tatersmama said...

I LOVE this! At least I know I'm not alone!!! ;-)

Raggedy Girl said...

It is nice to know I am not alone. What a funny delightful post.

Have a Marvelous Monday
from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

Neas Nuttiness said...

I've decided that I don't have A.A.A.D.D. or Alzheimers, I just have Mostofthesheimers!

Robynn's Ravings said...

"Don't laugh if this isn't you."

Well, apparently, this has my NAME on it because I was hysterical! I do this ALL THE TIME. And I do everything one-handed because I'm always setting, carrying, holding, washing, cleaning, etc., something with the OTHER hand. OMWORD. I didn't even know there was a NAME for what ails me. Now I can be part of a club!

Suzanne said...

I have just one question. Have you been spying on me? Seriously, I have the attention span of a knat lately!

By the way, I'll try to get to the apron soon. I'm not sure I'll be able to do an animal print tote for awhile -- I have too much fabric stash I need to use up first!

Neabear said...

I have seen this one before. Some of those kinds of things happen to me already. Oh dear....

Helmi has been helping me on my craft blog. I did a post last Wednesday about her.

Go visit my daughter at

She has an adorable picture of her pooch. Tell her I sent you.

Happy Tuesday probably by the time you read this.

Jientje said...

Oh yes!! I can relate to that all right!! It's good to know I'm not the only one, it helps!

A New England Life said...

Isn't that the truth! Drives my poor husband crazy. He says I never finish anything. Unfortunately he's right. And he's such a perfectionist too. LoL!

And by the way, I do it online too, going from one thing to another, straying from the original reason as to why I went online to begin with!

Archer said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I don't know if Blossom has Boxer in her or not. I got her from the Humane Society and according to them she is Beagle and Fox Terrier. But it's very possible she's got some other breeds in there.
I have days like this. But I'm only 24. So does this mean that I'm getting A.A.A.D.D. early? :O

Mountain Woman said...

Oh my gosh, that was fantastic and gave me such a great laugh. I could so identify with everything in there. Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

Hi, this is Susan in Lakeland. Small world! If you go down to the first paragraph of the potatoes, click on the word "one", it will take you to the recipe. Will be visiting your blog often.