Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah, etc. (even with ADHD)

Please don’t feel sorry for me, but I have had better days.

I had my day pretty well organized for a change, but:

I had to try to clear up a unauthorized charge on my credit card.

Martha‘s laptop was infected with a repeating scam message.

Documents from my job were messed up.

Martha was struggling with very hard daily crossword puzzle.

Strategy:  expect the unexpected.

Message on the doctor’s answering machine:

“If this is an emergency call 911.
Otherwise, suck it up.”

Quote O the Day

“It’s always something.”

Rosanna Rosannadanna (Gilda Radner)

Personal Note O the Day:

I think I have all my Christmas shopping done.

I think.


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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10 Responses to Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah, etc. (even with ADHD)

  1. Cindy Bahl says:

    And hope things have improved some since you posted this.


  2. Cindy Bahl says:

    I understand about sometimes needed to just vent but not looking for someone to feel sorry for me. What’s odd is how often people don’t realize that’s all I need so I’ve now gotten into the habit of just stating it up front (not looking for sympathy), which seems to help.


  3. rammkatze says:

    Hey, Doug! Great that you’re doing these posts on occasion again. I do read them, but I often don’t click “like” here on WordPress because I usually see it on my phone when I’m away from home, and I keep forgetting my WordPress account (which is memorized by my desktop PC).
    Christmas can be a booger indeed. This year, I decided everyone was going to get cross-stitch projects from me, to save money (I now have less money because, big exciting news!: I quit my nightime job and went back to college full-time with a small loan and a part-time job!). So after purchasing the patterns for everyone and the yarn I’d need, I realized it wasn’t gonna be cheaper, but it’d at least be from the heart and fun to do. Then I started doing the patterns (8-9 in total) like crazy before lectures started mid October. I did really well, and I had all but one pattern finished.
    Then I realized that some of the projects won’t fit nicely on regular frames, so I need square frames, which you can’t get cheap: more costs. *sigh* and I still barely even started the last project. Oh boy. Merry Christmas all around. :p

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  4. Ken Powell says:

    Merry Christmas Doug – I hope all your problems sort soon! Ken


    • Ken
      thank you. yes my problems are sorted, to be, of course, replaced by new ones. ain’t that just life tho.
      i hope you have merry Christmas and that all of your problems are small.
      thank you for commenting, as always
      best wishes

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  5. Julia Morrison says:

    Hi Doug,

    I’m so glad you’re doing some of these emails again. They are a tonic.
    Always something which makes me laugh out loud and something to not make me feel alone struggling with what look like ridiculously easy things to solve.

    God Bless you

    Julia 🙂

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  6. Karolyn Wayman says:

    Doug, THE BEST!! k/j xoxo


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