Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Age Disorder.

Hello Everyone ~~ I hope you have had a good day;

I am having a different sort of day, I want to type in Black but cannot

get the computer to change from Red and underlined so please bear with me.

Thank you to all those who were interested in our cows, The council call them

Moooving Art as they do get moved arund a bit.

Some people say it is a waste of Ratepayer’s money etc and they do get a lot of

vandalism ~~ Heads cut off etc, and one ended in the Goulburn River. They

called that one a Drowned Cow. I will try to find Zaidee’s Rainbow Cow and get

a photo, I haven’t seen it yet, only in the paper.

My son found the following joke which unfortunately describes some of us older folk.

Thanks John ~ I think !


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 my car needs a washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up 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, 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 mail box when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my cheque book 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 decide I should put it in the refrigerator to keep 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 discovered 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 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 to get some help for it, but first I’ll check my email.

Do me a favor, will you? Forward this message to everyone that you know, because I don’t remember to whom it has been sent.

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

Growing older is mandatory. Growing up is optional. Laughing at yourself is therapeutic.

P.S. I just remembered. I left the water running in the driveway!!

  • * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I have days like that, do you?


Thomas LB said...

I think everyone has days like that. Young people blame it on stress, old people blame it on age.

Jacqui said...

Hi Merle, I tried to comment to you yesterday but after I did, the computer said it couldn't find the blog site, and so I tried to email you and the computer said it couldn't find bigpond, so after that I just gave up. I had read this post and it was frightening just how close to the truth it is. luv jacqui

Joy Des Jardins said...

Ha ha...that's great, but scary how true it can be. We all have those days...that's where the humor comes in. Thanks Merle.

Meow said...

Hi Merle ... I love the Shepparton Cows. I thought they were great the last time I drove through. Didn't get a chance to stop for a look, though, so thanks for posting the photos.
Hope your week is going well.
Take care, Meow

JunieRose2005 said...

I have that - A.A.A.D.D!

...Now...going to look at the cows!


bornfool said...

Sounds like every day of my life. :)

thebeloved said...

I enjoyed your blogs about the cows and all the jokes. Just happened across you here kind of random. Happy posting!

Granny said...

A young online friend posted this or something very like it a short time ago.

She must have been looking toward the future (or saying age has nothing to do with it).

Funny and very true. I'm sitting here with two cups of coffee wondering how the second one arrived.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

This is so funny because it's so true...Days like this really happen sometimes.

You truth, I had MORE days like this when I was younger and had lots of energy and was pulled in so many different directions.

Lucy Stern said...

Well, at least I know what to call is wrong with me....

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I have days like that occasionally. My girlfriend has them every day—and she’s only 32.

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

Love the AAADD I think I have it too!

I found the horses that are like your cows, and I have posted them on my lady Jan home blog. Come to my home and take a look!


Connie and Rob said...

I found you by way of meow's blog. Love your story on A.A.A.D.D. I certainly know that this is an epidemic in my home.

Take care,

doubleknot said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Have enjoyed your comments on other blogs - came here by way of Abandoned in Pasadena.
AAADD - I call it firsties - I set out to do something but first I have to do this, then before I do that I have to do something else - Your post was just too funny and too true. I am going to go back and read some of your other jokes. I like the cows too - how much fun to have them around.

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