What it's like to have ADD

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

1. In the bathroom, getting ready for work. Realize you need your prescription, which you picked up from the pharmacy yesterday. It's in your bag on the kitchen counter.

2. Head to the kitchen and see the huge stack of dishes from the meal you cooked last night. Decide to unload the dishwasher, and reload and run it with all the new dishes.

3. (10 minutes later) Return to the bathroom to resume getting ready for work and realize that you still don't have your prescription. Return to kitchen, beeline back to the vanity to complete getting ready before you get distracted.

4. Finish getting ready, head back to the kitchen to let the dog out.

5. Open the door, notice new squash blooms in the garden and think "I have to get the camera and get a couple of shots so I can post an update about the garden."

6. Head to your desk to get the camera. Decide you just want to do a quick check of email.

7. (5 minutes later) Get up from desk and head to kitchen to get coffee, prep lunch. See the back door is still open and go to close it. Look out the door and see the squash blooms. Head back to desk to get the camera. Sit down and write blog post about being ADD.


Julia Ellen Smith said...

Yes, this pretty much describes my days at home ... all of them! ha, ha!

LMichelle said...

Welcome to the ADD family - I've been a member all my life.... I don't get a lot done some days. Love reading your blog! It's on my Morning Coffee list each day. Aunt Michelle

C-Rella said...

Frankly, I'm amazed that I ever actually get anything done! Glad to know I'm not alone. The series of events immediately following was another comedy of ADD keystone cop-esque interactions. Hence the computer being the root of all evil; it usually sucks me in if I'm within 10 feet. Like a black hole or something. Except that I don't get to do any cool time/space travel or anything. What were we talking about again?

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