Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I HAVE THE ATTENTION SPAN OF A GNAT

I am so frustrated with myself. I have the attention span of a gnat.

Today was Stace's class--her blog here--she gave great information. Valuable information. Information I need THIS VERY WEEK. You know what kept happening to me? My mind wandered. The first time was when I saw one of the women's bare feet and thought, Humm, I should invent some kind of bottom-of-the-foot scrubber for the shower where you could just squirt a little soap on it and rub your feet back and forth and voila, clean feet. And then I remembered that I can't invent that because someone already has. And then I tried to remember where I had seen it so I could go check it out because let's face it, at my age, scrubbing the feet is not always a pleasure, all the bending of the stiff body parts, etc.

When I "came to," Stace was finishing a statement which was sounding pretty much like exactly the information I needed this week. Something that would make my life so much better. Something that would help my family in times of stress. Like Today. But my empty head had been designing foot scrubbers that were already designed. I'm so happy that I waste my valuable time, like this, and miss the one thing that would be the cure all. This happens so often. sigh

So, once again, my gnat-ness has left me wanting. I'm calling it the empty-head-syndrome because I Googled images of gnats and I'm not admitting to anything that ugly. I borrowed the image from this blog. (She is a fabulous artist and so witty.) I guess I could call it "attention deficit" but where would I find such a swell drawing if I Googled that?
Please tell me you have the empty-head-syndrome too. I'd feel ever so much better.

10 comments:

whirligigdaisy said...

Oh Lynne. I have it too. And you know what, I've never had it before. What is wrong with me?

Laura ~Peach~ said...

what was that you were saying???

Shan said...

No, pretty much you are the only person who has that. Only too bad for you.

Dr. Elmer, PHuD. said...

Maybe instead of the attention span of a gnat you should just go to the source and get the attention of a gnat. Ask the gnat what he or she thinks would be a good way to improve your life.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get my picture?

Lorraine said...

I could have written this, but I would have stopped half way and gone to something else, so oh yes dear girl, you are not alone ...I'm laughing WITH you ;)

Annette said...

And here I was planning on you telling me verbatim about the class!! Oh well, I could use some help with my feet.

Kathy said...

*sigh* me too, me too and worse each year. Often,I arrive at a destination, driving my vehicle, and wonder how I got there having no memory of the trip.

hillary said...

You get it from your children. They(one inparticular) suck all your attention from you, which leaves you with only knatty thoughts.

Plus, that foot scrapper was from Lakeside Collection.

sketched out said...

Hoooo boy, can I relate!! Hee hee, I forgot about the image, it works really well here!

Hey, thanks for stopping by my Advent Calendar!