Saturday, June 13, 2009

My Illness

I friend of mine recently sent this to me. I am so glad that I am not the only one who feels this way. I am thinking of setting up a fund for those with this illness!
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 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....
Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!


Boy Mom said...

I started to read this post then I remembered that I hadn't read some other posts so I went back to the last post I remembered reading and then the phone rang so I began looking for the phone then I remembered that I was trying to find that book you gave me for Christmas so I started looking for it so that when I found the phone and got back to your blog I could leave you a comment that I had found it but the phone stopped ringing and I never found either the phone and the book but fortunately I made it back to your blog and read this post and realized what my problem was and so now I just need to find the phone to and call someone for help.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I am not sure which it better...your post, or Boy Mom's comment?!

I wish I couldn't relate.

But, I can. All too well.

Mrs. Nurse Boy