Aloha Friday Message – July 7, 2006 AAADD

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AAADD Aging Adult 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 front veranda table that I brought up from the letter box earlier, just after the mailman had been here.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car. I put my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage bin beside the table, and notice that the bin 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 post box when I take out the garbage anyway I may as well pay the bills first. So, I take my check book off the table, and see that there is only one check left. My spare check book is in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the bottle of beer I’d been drinking earlier this morning.

I know I’m going to look for my check book, but first I need to push the beer aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over. The beer is warm, so I decide to put it in the refrigerator to make it cold again.

As I head toward the kitchen with the beer, a vase of flowers on the dining room table catches my eye – they need water. I put the beer on the dining room table 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 put more water in the flowers. I set the glasses back down on the table, go to the kitchen sink to get a jug and fill it with water, and suddenly spot the TV remote on the window sill.

Someone left it there. 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 window sill, so I decide to put it back in the lounge room where it belongs, but first I’ll water the flowers. I pour some water in the jug, but spill some on the floor.

So, I set the remote back on the kitchen bench, 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 checks aren’t written for the bills to be paid

– There is a warm bottle of beer sitting on the dining room table

– 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,

– The garbage hasn’t been taken out

– 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 now.

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.

Do me a favor: forward this message to everyone you know, because I don’t remember when, if, how, or to whom I’ve sent it!

Don’t laugh — if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!!

GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY.

GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL

Remember my friends, laughter is a joyful noise, so you and the Lord need to get together more often and have a good laugh. You know He’s got a sense of humor!

Whatever, whenever, wherever, whoever, however, if ever, forever — at your service.

chick

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American Roman Catholic reared as a "Baptiterian" in Denver Colorado.

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