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February 19, 2010

Housewife Attention Deficit Disorder

This is how it develops:

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide my car needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car.

I lay my car keys down 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 checkbook off the table, and see that there is only 1 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 that I had 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. I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should 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 to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter, and I 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 I spot the TV remote Someone left it on the kitchen table. I realize that tonight when we go to watch TV, I will 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 down 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 day long, 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.


  1. This is hilarious!!!! The same thing happens to me on a daily basis... I've tried to start making to-do lists, but then I realize I want cute to-do paper. So I go to the store, on the way I remember i need a few groceries, etc. Love it!

  2. Lol!!! This is soooo funny!!!!!

    And sooo true!!!! this is great!! Thanks for sharing!
    and I love your new background and header! Super cute!!

  3. Oh MY!! This is totally me too!!!! I'm so glad I'm not alone :) Thanks - I'm going to forward this post to my other ADD friends!!

  4. This had me rolling! Probably because I can soooo relate! Sometimes my husband comes home and he says "What did you do all day?" and I can't answer him. I just know that I was busy!

  5. ROFL!! I don't know how many times I go charging down the hall to do something and by the time I get there...I forget what I was all in a hurry to do!!??!! Yes you are not alone! There are many of us wandering around trying to find or do something! LOL

  6. This was written JUST FOR ME! LOL

  7. If this is not so TRUE! ha ha ha lol! LOVE THIS POST! i CAN never get to one room on my cleaning venture... without a million things popping up along the way. Good luck Heather. P.S. love the trendy layouts.... BLACK and White zebra would be cute too. HINT HINT... hugs, Jenn

  8. I do this all the time too! Hey but I have a great hubby who understands me very well and just laughs it off ;)

  9. If you do find the help for it let me know because I have EXACTLY the same disorder! That's why I currently have 10.5 different projects going on around my house that aren't completed. I started cleaning my closet this week and the shoe boxes are still piled on the bedroom floor. Today I was dusting the coffee table, started sorting the papers and photos piled nearby, was distracted for 30 minutes when I had to look at all of the photos, had to put some of the photos into the frames I bought for them a year ago, was distracted again when I rearranged the filing cabinet while trying to put away that paperwork but never did finish putting away those @#!$ papers. Oh well, they'll still be waiting for me in the morning. So glad to know I'm not alone! :)

  10. Totally the funniest Blog posting I've read in a long time! And, it's ME to the core! Maybe we should start a Support Group!! By the way...I LOVE your Layouts! Thanks for making them available to those of us who can't afford to have one designed for us!
    Blessings! Jo