Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Tonight the forecast is for snow. 1 to 3 inches is the thought of most weather people in our area. We very seldom get a "good" snow anymore. We used to get them a little more frequently and I'm sure in the future we will get more, but for the last few years we have been fairly dry, with only a few small snows every winter. The road crews around here are ready in case it actually does snow and I noticed today by noon most hills on state roads were already being treated by the liquid brine solution they use. This is a road I travel about every day. It isn't my road, which you can tell by the fact that it has guardrails, and lines, though whoever painted this one must have been up way too late the night before.

I have been having some neck pain lately so I decided to clean out my purse and get out an old favorite. This change was mostly in the bottom of my purse. I deserve a neck ache for being too lazy to clean this out earlier.
I went to the doctor today and my blood pressure was a good 130/68. I haven't taken the water pill she prescribed to me for the last few days because I had ran out and didn't want to call her office for a refill when I was going to be there anyway. I was sure it was going to be high. She rewrote my prescription for that and added wellbutrin to try to help me get a little control over my ADD life. I hope this helps me focus a little because my life is so chaotic and it doesn't have to be, I just make it that way. It is weird to be an adult that has full blown ADD. It isn't something you discuss with too many people because it is thought of as a childs problem. I had it as a child but I wasn't very hyper so no one noticed. I do have to be moving in some form, but I do this weird little thing with my fingers that no one really notices but me or my foot is shaking constantly. My brain runs in fast forward anytime I try to sit still so I have no idea what is going on if I am in a quiet setting where I should be paying attention. Movies are out, tv shows that don't have commercials are misery for me and paying attention in church is impossible. I have been typing this one paragraph for 39 minutes and have gotten up and swept half of the kitchen floor, put clothes in the washer, walked the dog, made half a sandwich, changed the tv channels to something else I am not going to watch and twice just got up and wondered off and forgot completely I was doing this. This is my life every day and it gets annoying. I know it annoys me and it really annoys DD and SH, both of whom like their lives and home organized and neat....they have the wrong person here to do that.
I'm trying to make myself drink more water too. I am so bad to only want to drink caffeinated soda's and no water. I have had a case of water in the kitchen floor for a month and never drink it. Tonight I put it in the fridge because that makes it much more desirable to everyone here. It's kind of like that weird boy you went to school with that you have nothing to do with until that one evening when you have had a little too much to drink and you are wondering around and there aren't any other guys around but him ..... That never happened to me, I'm just saying it could happen, to someone else.

6 comments:

kim-d said...

Well, now, that is quite the analogy...are you saying that in order to drink water, you're gonna have to do it through beer goggles? HA! I hope the Wellbutrin helps you; it must be very hard to not be able to concentrate when that is what you really want and need to do. And I just have to say this out loud because you're my friend and I love you...cutting back on the caffeinated soda might help that situation, too. DON'T HIT ME...HA! I don't know what it's like for you because I have no problem whatsoever sitting on my hiney in the same spot for hours on end, but I know how hard it is just having the menopausal mind with diminished attention span and forgetfulness. I also think back on my poor Dad...I know now that he is SEVERELY ADHD, but didn't know that back then. It tired me out just watching him, and drove me slightly crazy, too. My Mom was always able to reign him in some. When my Mom died...well, it just wasn't good, in more ways than the ones everyone expects. Which is a really, really long way of saying I hope the meds help.

And just so you know? NOT A SNOWBALL'S CHANCE IN HELL that I will ever be mistaken for a size 4 supermodel. I DO eat any and everything I want, but I gain weight--I can gain, like, 10 lbs in a week without much effort...HA! So, we're all good! :)

katy said...

I'm glad I stopped by my own blog this morning, I didn't get this in my email which is weird.
You know the not being able to sit still doesn't bother me as much as not being able to concentrate. I can, on occasion crawl under a blanket and watch tv but only on occasion.

kim-d said...

I'm glad you did, too, because I certainly would hate for you to miss even one word of my pearls of wisdom...HA!

I visit myself ALL the time...looks good on the site meter.

How's your weather. Ours is a mess--accidents all over, freeways that are parking lots, etc. SO GLAD I live close to work and am on the road when no one else is...

Later, gator...

Monkling said...

I'm getting tired of the cold, snowy weather & it's barely December.

And HA! I knew there was a good reason for not carrying a purse! (Not ha as in I'm laughing at you. I'm just glad I have a real, live, valid reason.)

Lanny said...

Ouch! I bet that change did take a toll on your neck!
You just described me perfectly. I have FOUR drafts in the past two weeks on my blog that I started but got too distracted to finish. I think that might be more post drafts than actual posts. I'm constantly stopping one unfinished task to start another one. I'm not a movie watcher, nor am I a big tv watcher. I can sit still, but I can't be still in my seat...I'm shaking my foot, tapping my fingers, bouncing my knee constantly. It drives Army nuts. Not that you wanted to know all that, but it was like WOW she's describing ME!

Kellan said...

I hope the wellbutrin helps too - it is so hard to keep up with everything that we have to keep up with - it must make it difficult when you lose concentration. I do also - don't get me wrong - it's not easy! Take care and I'll see you soon. Kellan