Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I'm Sorry!!

I've been terribly remiss lately in posting for you. I apologize! Things just got out of hand..you know how it goes......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 Coke I'd been drinking. I'm going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over. The Coke is getting warm, and I decide to put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold. As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye--they need water.

I put the Coke 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 Coke 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 darn 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.......


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Bertie! We love you and think you are AMAZING!! Love this post, so so funny!

Love ya,

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

LOL! LOL! LOL! I can totally relate to this insane circle of frustration! I guess I must have the same A.A.A.D.D.! Thx for the laugh Bertie....


Miss Rhea said...

So thats what it is !! lol, I have been wondering what was wrong with me !! lol

Dawnie said...

Possibly the most impressive post I have ever seen in my life!! I don't think I could even identify half of the steps I take in my sidetracked day if I had to, much less TYPE about it! Bravo!

Kim in KCK said...

I love it! Thank you for the smile and thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog last week.

Secondhandrose said...

I love reading that over and over! Bertie, my etsy shop has a link at the top right side of my blog. Thanks, karen

vickie said...

So true Bertie, so true, you have described me exactly!lol


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh my.......this is exactly what happens to me!

Sharon said...

Is there a cure Bertie, and if there is do we really want it?

Cathy said...


I love this post so much I wanted to cut and paste it into my own blog. I haven't blog all week. Just haven't been able to come up with anything I've been so busy.

I absolutely loved this post and could completely identify!! Have a great Labor Day weekend.


You know Bertie, I think we get more things done that way anyhow. I read somewhere that people who work in this way are more organised that those who work on one room/project at a time. That's my excuse anyway, and I'm sticking to it.

Coll :-}

Natasha Burns said...

Hilarious Bertie!!!! Hmmmm if it is AGE activated then I sure have a real big problem, I have no excuse but your day sounds exactly like most of mine! LOL!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Oh my....I am 33 and am like that now...what the heck will happen in 10 yrs? Anyways never been here but enjoyed the visit ...and the laughs. will be back often. cherry

Dolly said...

Oh Bertie you are too funny!
I am so with you on this one sweetpea!
That sounds like me everyday!

I am so exhausted and get nothing done!

Hugz, Dolly

p.s. did you get the porch pics I sent you??????

Diana at Chloe's Chic Boutique said...

Your post just described a typical day for me! LOL Thanks for giving this problem of mine a name.. A.A.A.D.D I will know what to blame it on now!
I guess we do have alot in common afterall??
Thanks for the laugh!


vickie said...

Bertie, check my blog today. One of your beautiful medallions is on the dress of my mannikin. It is so beautiful. Thank you!


toothfairy said...

Oh my gosh! I thought I was the only one who did this! I always wonder why I can't get anything done. I died laughing when I read your blog. I so relate to this one! couldn't have written it better myself. Jan at DayLily Lane