Monday, March 22, 2010

Weren’t you forgetting your ham?

I’m not sure how comfortable I feel posting this after my “I want a piglet!” declaration – but oh well. I do eat ham. Oh, and for those of you who don’t know, I came out of the no-longer-vegetarian closet a few months ago – just so ya’ know.

Anyway, this is another of my classic ADHD issues – the one where I start looking for something, only to end up finding another, far more interesting something that I wasn’t looking for, but non-the-less am happy to have found. Or – the “I’m going to put the laundry in the dryer” scenario, when my intentions are good, but I never actually make it to the dryer because something along the way has taken priority in my brain and redirected my path – unbeknownst to me, of course. I cannot claim responsibility for when my brain shifts into autopilot.

So - this morning I was late for the gym, the unfortunate victim of my snooze button. And though I always pack my bag the night before, invariably I forget something – this morning it was my gym shoes. They had disappeared, only to be found right where I left them. Duh. (Don’t you love those moments when you find what you’ve been searching and searching for, only to remember why you put it there in the first place? It’s all perfectly logical!)

I tossed all my stuff into the car. Then remembered I needed breakfast. Split back up the stairs to grab a banana. Got it! Then – oh yah! – I need to grab a straw (don’t ask). Back down stairs to the car – and there is my husband watching the drama – I think he finds it charming sometimes. Phew – got breakfast – but oh crap, I forgot my lunch.

Hi honey, I forgot my ham…. Zoom past husband and back up the stairs – and HEY! There’s my banana – how did that get there? Oh yah – the straw – must have put the banana down to get the straw. Grab banana – back down the stairs. And there is my husband, patiently waiting to tell me goodbye. Hi honey – geez I’m late. But I got my banana!

Um, weren’t you forgetting your ham?

Back up the stairs….


Amy said...

It takes me at 3 three attempts to leave the house. Maybe I'm ADHD, too? But I gotta ask -- the straw?

Mary Jo McClain said...

LOL! Yah - the straw! Funny - I had to go back and reread my post to figure out what you were talking about - I thought you meant the "straw" that broke the camel's back - huh?? :) So - the straw that I needed - well, on Sunday, I lost a crown from my tooth. And it doesn't hurt at all, but it's so sensitive to cold and heat that I have to drink out of a straw! You should see me at the gym....