An ADHD Christmas, et al — ADHD Tip O the Day 934.1

‘Tis the season to be jolly
Fa La La La La etc. etc.

Bah! Humbug. Even with ADHD?

The holiday season is very stressful for many if not most people (family? shopping?), but more so for us.  We’re supposed to be happy,  but if we’re not “jolly“, we may feel  there’s something wrong with us. Well, it’s not. Blame it on the culture.

I have a bad track record on Christmas presents for my wife. I’ve usually been able to get her a really nice present, but often the timing is off. “You mean it’s two days before Christmas already?”

This time I had one of my best ideas ever. My wife is from Louisville, likes horses and the Derby. I found I could buy a micro share in a racehorse very cheap.   But I needed to wait till Christmas morning so she could pick the horse. Unlike my usual Fowler, I started this way early.

When I checked recently, suddenly they were sold out of horses and and the prices had shot way up. Boogers.

Then  fortunately I checked later and found a place that would work. But for my wife to own it the (microshare) horse, I had to put it in her name, and they required all kinds of personal financial information. So I had to blow the secret and discuss it with her, and we decided it just wasn’t safe.

No horse.

So I got a couple other presents, in time.Trying to find where I hid them is near the top of my to do list now.


  1. Shop early, real early.  I use several calendars and my appointment book to try to stay located in time- know what I mean?

     2. When you hide presents, make a note of where.

Personal Notes:

1. A big welcome to our new members.
2. Books make a wonderful Christmas or Hanukkah present, don’t they?  Just saying.     3. Struggling with getting book covers right.  It ain’t easy.

4.  Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Great Kwanza, etc.  to all the tribe.  



Christmas is coming, even if you got ADHD.
Its hard to be good with ADHD. That’s my excuse.

Just forget it!

Link to books

Have You Heard? Christmas Is Coming

Dates coming up- from Shannon

#ADHD, @addstrategies, @adhdstrategies, @dougmkpdp

About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at, or (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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