Tuesday, July 31, 2007

A.A.A.D.D.

(Author Unknown)

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 damn 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....
 
Do me a favor. Forward this message to everyone you know, because I don't remember who the heck I've sent it to.
Don't laugh -- if this isn't you yet, your day is coming

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

GETTING OLDER AND WISER

AUTHOR UNKNOWN..................

> 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
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> 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
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> 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
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> 4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
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> 5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
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> 6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
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> 7. Cry with someone.     It's more healing than crying alone.
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> 8. It's OK to get angry with God.      He can take it.
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> 9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
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> 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
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> 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
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> 12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
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> 13. Don't compare your life to others.You have no idea what their journey is all about.
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> 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
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> 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
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> 16. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
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> 17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
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> 18. A writer writes.If you want to be a writer, write.
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> 19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
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> 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
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> 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion.Today is special.
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> 22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
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> 23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
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> 24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
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> 25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
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> 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:      "In five years, will this matter?"
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> 27. Always choose life.
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> 28. Forgive everyone everything.
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> 29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
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> 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
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> 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
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> 32. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.     Your friends will. Stay in touch.
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> 33. Believe in miracles.
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> 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
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> 35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
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> 36. Growing old beats the alternative  — dying young.
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> 37. Your children get only one childhood.     Make it memorable.
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> 38. Read the Psalms.They cover every human emotion.
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> 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
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> 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
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> 41. Don't audit life.Show up and make the most of it now.
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> 42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful , or joyful.
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> 43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
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> 44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
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> 45. The best is yet to come.
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> 46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
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> 47. Take a deep breath.  It calms the mind.
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> 48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
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> 49. Yield.
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> 50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

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> Those who matter don't judge me....those who judge me don't matter."

Monday, July 2, 2007

THE LAKE HOUSE

We have been moving some of our stuff to a Lake House. We will go up on weekends.

I am exausted.

Moving never bothered me before.

Tonight, every thing that I have...is sore and hurts!

Moving must be for the young too!

ML