Tuesday, 16 February 2010


I'm working on a portrait of 2 children today and can't show any pics as the portrait is intended for a birthday present next week. So, I thought I'd share this email which I received today - its very apt (well, in my case anyway)!

I was recently diagnosed with A.A.A.D.D.

Thank goodness there's a name for this disorder.

Somehow I feel better even though I have it…you may recognize the symptoms as someone you know may have A.A.A.D.D. too!

The Doctor told me A.A.A.D.D. is commonly known as-
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....


Anonymous said...

Lol...oh I know this only too well...made me smile for sure.

Jan said...

Yep, I have experienced the same thing! Guess that's why I haven't posted here in some time (well, along with the computer problems!) You've really added a lot of posts lately & I can't believe I've missed them!

Love the little spaniels - both are just super!

I think your friend, Mik will love his new cards - sure gave me a chuckle!

Dors said...

Join the club. Sue....It's called old farts disease . ROFL

Laura said...

Ha,ha so true - probably why I can't seem to find enough hours in the day to do my art:D

sue said...

Its sooooo comforting to know I'm not alone then ladies :o)

Stephanie Greaves said...

So true!!!! :D