Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Get Along, Little Anole
It was overcast yesterday afternoon after work and I probably should have gone for a ride, but I desperately needed to perform some yard work. I'm adapting FlyLady for yardwork use these days. I've drawn a map of my lot and divided it into rooms. So if my Flylady email tells me that this week we are in the kitchen, then that's the bed or area that I concentrate in out-of-doors. Why, you ask? Because I seem to have developed a raging case of adult onset ADHD. I cannot concentrate enough to watch a tv show, a movie here at home or even read a book. Honest to betsy, the whole reading thing has me flummoxed. I used to be an avid reader and I cannot tell you the last time I sat down to read for pleasure. Honestly, I blame the computer, the internet, Pinterest and Al Gore. But back to the garden (speaking of being distracted!), if I don't have a plan, I just seem to go off on one tangent or another and I need to maintain some sort of focus. Oh, putzing around is great fun, but it isn't particularly productive when things are looking so straggledy-ass here in the gardens.
Tonight, I'm venturing back out on the municipal ride. I'm hoping it will head south rather than north from the meeting spot, but that remains to be seen. Either way, I'll ice down the camelbak and have a go at it.
I'm back to focusing on remaining gluten-free, so those uncooked tortillas from last week are out. Sometimes I just forget what I am supposed to be doing. So the checklist right now is: cut way back on dairy - some cream for my coffee is okay - a nibble of cheese here and there is fine - a cup of yogurt is just too much. And gluten free - so out with the tortillas and eggbeaters and in with flaxseed hot cereal. Me, who used to be able to eat the same thing for days on end, has now developed ADHD of the palate, too. I get so bored with whatever I'm eating that I'm requiring change. So for this week, it's flaxseed. I am enjoying it and I'm not starving by lunchtime. So there is that.
Crappy night of sleep last night, so I'll have to make sure I'm not wearing my cranky pants today. It's hard to corral anoles wearing porcupine chaps.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Beware the lizard brain