Monday, June 23, 2008

AADD...or "Oh yes, I need to finish this....."

Happy Monday ! I hope your week is starting off easily and happily. Mine is starting as usual, lots to do, lots left hangin' and I'm turning in circles LOL. Ya'll know that I usually have a number of things running at once etc. and are probably wondering what do beach items and a beautiful pink bracelet have in common. Ah well...I was trying to make a dent in one of my craft tables, move some boxes around trying to find some special ribbon I had imprinted two years ago so I could finally use it and I found a little package I had apparently set down before I opened it and got caught up in other things. That beautiful bracelet was a gift from my friend the very talented Vallen Queen. Her blog is Queenly Things just click on that or link is on the right... and oh my! She makes the most fabulous things. She'll have some bracelets up soon. I know you'll want to check out her blog because she is not only very creative she is very funny too.
This coming Friday many members of Make Mine Pink will put up special Beach Cottage items for Pink Friday. That's why the photos of the Sandpiper etc. I don't want to forget that!
Now about the AADD...several years ago my GRANDbaby was tested to see if he had ADD. Turns out mild case, he is just extremely intelligent (3rd grade reading at college level) but this is not a GRANDbaby brag...see how easily I get distracted? LOL
Nope this is just to say that when he got tested so did I and guess what, I really do have AADD. When I was a child it was an unknown...just like a number of things diagnosed today were. I learned to cope, or thought I had. Think you might have AADD? Here is an excellent site to do some reading and get some information from.
I used to beat myself up constantly for not being able to complete a task etc. but once I understood I am much less hard on myself. I do have to constantly remind myself to "focus, focus, focus" and have to make myself go back and finish things. Take a look at that web site and see if you or anyone you know might just have ADD. You might be surprised at what some of the signs are.
My wish for you: May you live your life with joy and delight because we are all "fearfully wonderfully made".


Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Francie, You are in good company. I am ADD too. I struggle daily with the focus thing. But the good side to it is the creativity. Our brains are constantly going and creating. And you are right--we are "fearfully and wonderfully made". God is good. (( ))

Cottage Flair said...

Hi Francine,
I have read alot about ADD because we thought my son had that. Turned out to be something else but on the upside, the creative juices seem to flow. Lovely items you photoed.

Patricia said...

Some of my best friends are AADD and I have to say, it definitely makes for a creative person! My opinion is that some of us are supposed to be this way, I cannot abide the way children are medicated to make them fit in the little round holes the educational arena feels they should go into.
Einstein was AADD--what the world would not have if he had been medicated!!


Beloved Creations said...

OOH love those pictures and that button bracelet.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Francie....I joke sometimes that I have AADD because I have a lot of things going on son was tested when we were having problems in public school...his teachers diagnosed him when in fact...he was ahead of his class and thats when we decided to homeschool after a professional psychologist told us to remove him from public school. I think thats my problem too...I am just "ahead of myself"...

I am going to hop over and check out the link..
Have a GREAT day!!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Francie!

Boy do I ever understand doing so many things at one time! That's me alright! I start on one thing and next thing I know I'm on another project. I love keeping busy. But I look at it as a blessing. I rather be creative than not. I just looove your beach items! That bracelet looks like so much fun. I love adding buttons and things to make it look pretty. And that sure does. I also looove that seashell display. How pretty! You amaze me Francie!
Loved your Show and Tell!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Noelle Garrett Designs said...


I have so many projects started and just waiting to be finished. Something always comes up and I don't always get to it. I have a nephew with ADD and I know it can be difficult sometimes, but I have found some of the most creative people have ADD/AADD. I wish you all the best!

Susie said...

Francie, Thank you for your informative show and tell and great pictures of things to come with Beachy Cottage on Pink Friday.
Susie ~ The Polka Dot Rose

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

I don't know if I have ADD, but I have a tendency to actively start on projects, and then without finishing it, moving onto the next! I try my hardest to stay focus too.

Pei Li

Debbie said...

Hi Francie...sometimes I think creativity and ADD go hand in hand....and you are very creative! Love that button bracelet.

Pink hugs,

Inka Thomas said...

Are we all ADHD??? Count me in too. I love your beach stuff. Thanks for sharing.

gail said...

Hi Francie,,, I like your friends pink bracelet. Thats right up my alley. Love original ideas. Cant wait for pink friday at the beach. luv, gail

Silena said...

Francie, All I can say is that ADD is a condition with which I am very familiar and it is very difficult to watch those that you love struggle with it. Yes, God is Good and He is certainly watching over you. It seems to me that you are a wonderfully delightful and creative and loveable person in spite of your difficulties. Don't stop creating! Especially if it makes you happy. Giving us joy is just a bonus!!

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Francie, Thank you for your sweet comment on my hummingbird story. What a wonderful story you shared as well. How loving is our God to give you a sign when it was most give you comfort and peace with your brother's security. (( )) And now I am crying again...

SoCal Helene said...

Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. Love the bracelet your friend made for you. Can’t wait to see what you are up to for Pink Friday.
Carpe Diem!
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