Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I have a disease

I received this from my sister Robin last week.  I can’t tell you how many days I am stricken with this disease.  It seems to be worse when I have so much to accomplish.  Or… for some reason…on Mondays!

 

  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's a warm can of Pepsi sitting on the counter
the flowers don't have enough
water,
there's 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.....

4 comments:

Becky said...

HA HA HA HA!!!! The scary thing is that I've already done something similar to this :S I really enjoyed your post, brightened my whole day!

Becky said...

I thought you should know that I've been reading this to everyone! I absolutely love it! I read it to my parents, co-workers, kenny and even emailed it to a couple people and I laugh every time :) thanks for brightening all our days :)

Sissy said...

Hey, that is hilarious! You and I have been diagnosed with the same disease!

Sherry said...

Becky, you make me laugh! You're way to young to appreciate this! Maybe you're laughing because you can picture me doing all of theose things...except washing the car!

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