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    I am very curious now– whats up?

    :cool ,  😎 , 🙂 ,  ok a cool and a smile should show up.

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    Okay not nice, my  : cool : emoticon is broken, what did I do wrong?  😎  -cool.

    I just tried it again in this post let’s see if some of the paragraph attributes I added effected the emoticon performance.

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    @kc5jck

    Is that not in the title of the thread “For fun — follow the tangent (Or: Hijack my thread – please!)”   😎 , I had to edit this it came out broken the first time, I hope it works this time.

    Now I learned how to find the key strokes too, I copied blackdogs post and put it in notepad to past later in a post, and the keystrokes magically appeared… wow technology!

    @blackdog

    I just have to thank you again, I can see how this might be a small thing, but it’s medium to me, this has been a lot of fun.

    Post some more!

    Post some more! Please!?

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    I forgot to put the tag in the tag box. 🙄 “emoticons”

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    I tried to ad a tag to the tag box, an I got an angry pink box yelling at me that says:

    ERROR: Your reply cannot be empty.

    ERROR: Your reply cannot be empty.

    😀 that cracks me up 😀

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    Yay! I almost feel like Dr Frankenstein.

    Thank you, Blackdog

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    Okay I’ll try again,

    ) -smile  🙂

    : D -wide smile  😀

    : lol : -laugh  😆

    ; ) -wink  😉

    : shock : -wide eyes  😯

    : P -tongue  😛

    : roll : -rolling eyes  🙄

    Here we go …see if they all come to life.

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    @blackdog

    Thank you. I think I will try them out.

     

    : ) -smile  🙂 -smile

    : D -wide smile  😀 -wide smile

    : lol : -laugh  😆 -laugh

    ; ) -wink  ;)-wink

    : shock : -wide eyes  :shock:-wide eyes

    : P -tongue  ;P-tongue

    : roll : -rolling eyes  :roll:rollingeyes

     

    Now lets see if I did this right. I had to do an edit, I missed the first 4 emoticons, I cheated by doing a copy and paste, I still typed next to it but the strokes were right there.

    I;m doing it again.

    : ) -smile  🙂

    : D -wide smile  😀

    : lol : -laugh :lol

    ; ) -wink  😉

    : shock : -wide eyes  :shock

    : P -tongue  😛

    : roll : -rolling eyes  🙄

     

    Okay let’s see.

     

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    I gotta figure out where to get those emoticons, or learn the right key strokes.

     

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    Hey, it’s early for me to get on the computer, but I wanted to pat myself on the back for “FINALLY” getting another post in my blog at http://www.evvie01.com/blog/?p=259, it is titled, Attention, Focus, Pause… Repeat!

    I hope you all don’t mind that some of the stuff I said in here plucked from my last few posts I edited for my blog. they seemed like such good little gems. I didn’t mention any names though.

    I also learned how to put links in my blog yesterday, so guess who the first links are, okay I’ll tell, TotallyADD, and AttentioTalkRadio, it listed the alphabetically so but that’s okay. I’m very happy I have them in there. My blog is a bit of a mess but I’m working on that. I only started it 2 or 3 years ago, so as projects go it’s still in it’s infancy.:-D

    Will off to the shower, catch you all later.

     

     

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    @blackdog

    I was more making a statement of determination, Sort of a kick in my own bottom to wake me up. I did visit my friend on Thursday evening. He didn’t make it easy to talk to him right off the bat. He is a really good guy but he does like to play with people to see where their emotions are. He did finally see where I was for real as I just about gave up and walked out in tears. He hadn’t realized up to that point how hard it was for me to ask him for help. I still didn’t tell him about my ADHD, but I did tell him the symptoms I was having, the truth, that I am having trouble organizing my thoughts and prioritizing responsibility. And the emotional state (s) I’ve been in since my step dad died. I don’t really know what he put together in his mind but he told me I don’t need to worry that I will have the money for the mortgage, and that it’s not a hand out, I’ll be working for it.

    The one nice thing he did is clearly define the difference between our friendship and business, so I feel that if I made a mistake it wouldn’t effect the friendship, I’m hoping that is how he meant it any way. Sometimes it’s hard to tell with him.

    Banks are business. No more than that, and no less. There advertising uses our emotions and misrepresents their motives but at the end of the day they are in business and use business rules. They used to be a little more lenient and for the people as much as business many years ago, but they can’t do that now and stay in business, too many people are unable to keep up their end of the bargain, weather they mean to or not. I’m not in favor of the way they do business, and there is more that they can do if they wanted to, but as with any business, it’s them first. Do I like it -No, but knowing how they operate and their true values and goals, makes it easier for me to plan better in the future, and ignore their “We’er there for you advertisements”

    Marketers, (people who make advertisements), now they do whatever it takes, and they will take the long way around to the truth, so be prepared to take the journey of discovery before you fall for anything that sounds even just a little better than the average offer. They are more than willing to feed our “ideal” of  how we think things will go.

    New tree for Christmas, that is a good thing. We have had the same one for well over 20 years and only use the top of it now on a table. I have no idea even where the bottom of it went. I am due for a new tree I think, but not this year. I am feeling a little of the spirit just talking about it though, thank you.

    That double spacing came from note pad, I copied my thoughts from each paragraph into a notepad document, then pasted it into the editor.  I really like answering the forum that way when I have the time. I will just have to make sure I see the spaces next time. “Seeing what’s not there?” interesting!

    @dithl

    You articulated that perfectly, and you are right  “Out of Sync” is true. It’s even been in many of the discussions by the authorities advocating on our behalf for better treatment and access to services that can help put us back in sync a little bit, I mean the strategy building, and external cues to pause and think about the moment. That moment just before we get lost in a time-warp. It sound all sci-fi, and fun to say it, but it’s a difficult and mundane matter to actually implement it. It’s work, but we can choose where the work takes place and what problems (within ourselves) these methods are most likely to work on. Once we find a little success in that problem the theory is that the strategy will migrate to other problems and make them easier to pause and think about too. So little by little as we adjust each part a little bit at a time the clocks will start running in sync more often than not.

    The thing is we can choose to not do the external things, but we can’t expect other people to pick up our slack just because we forgot, or was doing something we thought was more important. I have had to admit to myself “Honestly” that I need to work smarter, and be constantly reminded of the outside world, timers, clocks, alarms, and phone calls, all work in my favor if I use them. It is a royal pain it the ass to set my oven timer for 30 minutes to get on the internet, but if I forget to do it at 10:00 in the morning, it will be 3:00 in the afternoon before I know it. I have also found that a 5 or 10 minute brake (timed with the timer) between 30 minute segments, really helps me stay in the present a little better. It’s a sad place to be sometimes because this is where all the anxiety is, and I don’t like it, but I can’t change it if I wander away in my head. So, timers, alarms, and clocks it is! Until I find a better way. Or until my life is going in the direction that makes every moment exciting, and pays the bills.

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    Oh fudge, sorry about the “ultra” spaces between paragraphs.

    I’ve been loopy all day.

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    @blackdog

    Hi, nice to see you too, I’ve been lurking, just haven’t had the time, to work at writing properly.  I’ve been doing a lot of other writing, not anything ultra special but trying to work on understanding how my brain responds to stuff now that I know it’s wired like this.

    I sometimes have to just quit reading too. I wanted to see that webinar last night, and since I had a couple Dr.’s appointments today, I couldn’t stay up late last night. I still didn’t get to bed before 2 am, but at least it was before 4 am for the first time this week.

     

    I have applied for Soc. Sec. though I don’t know if I’ll get it, and if I do I’m worried it won’t get here in time. I have ’til the 2nd business day of December because they take the mortgage out of my account on the 3rd day, early. So I have about 12 or 13 days; anything can happen. I have a friend who has a cleaning business; I’m going to swallow my pride and ask him for a job. I don’t like working for friends or family because if I mess-up I take the chance of messing up our friendship. I just hope I can do it. We’ve been friends for a long time and he’s a bit on the judgmental side, and I know he doesn’t mean to be, it just happens. So I hope it goes well. I called him this morning but I haven’t heard back from him yet, he was in a big meeting when I called, I’m really hoping that went well for him.

     

    My church would hire me if they needed me but they have a part-time secretary who volunteers her time, if she gets paid it’s very little. We have a very small church.

     

    I am not giving up! I’m better than that, and it’s probably what the Credit Union expects. I had a bankruptcy back when I was taking care of my biological father (2005). When I started taking care of my stepfather I had to fight them just to get them to acknowledge that I had Power of Attorney and had the right and duty, to handle his financial affairs. My stepdad tried to put me on the account, as a signer, and as a beneficiary, they refused both. They did finally allow me as PoA, but told me point blank, that they would do “everything in their legal power to keep me from getting anything”. So if I’m 5 minutes late on the mortgage (if they give me 5 min) they will accelerate the note, meaning I have to come up with all the money within a certain amount of time. Today I can’t do that, who know what I’ll be able to do tomorrow.

     

    I don’t know if going gluten free will help with ADD symptoms or not, but I do have the sensitivities; my brother is a celiac, so it’s not that big of a stretch for me to be sensitive. I am also sensitive to the casein in Milk a milk protein. The improvements have not been with my ADD, but I have noticed I have less bloating and discomfort, and it is improving my joints, and muscles. I have to be careful not to lose too much weight though, I was down to 110 lbs. two weeks ago, I’m back up to 113, and I hope to be back at 120 by Christmas. I found I have to increase my greens and eat more apples, sweet potatoes, carrots, and squash type foods, all that orangey stuff, and lots of the other veggies too. The number one thing I have to eat is healthy fats, then proteins; I wasn’t eating enough of anything there for a while. 110 lbs. scared me. I used to be between 135, and 155, all the time. I’ll get it right eventually.

     

    Time just goes on to infinity I guess, I experience the inability to decide especially when I have all the time I need. That dumpster idea might be just what you need, sorta like a deadline because, at least in my city, the longer you have it the more it costs. You could try the timer idea especially if you find yourself fretting over details or hyper-focusing on just one thing. Do 30 minutes of work then make yourself take a 10 minute break, use an oven timer they are obnoxious and you have to get up to reset them, so it’s a little easier to keep the time rolling. It doesn’t always work, but if I really want to get myself started it’s very helpful. Also try to shorten your list to just 3 items, still keep the other one, but only focus on those three.

     

    I haven’t done Christmas big in years, my last big decorating idea was the Christmas of 2009, the year before my Mother got sick. I’m so glad I did. I just haven’t had the spirit enough to do it in a while. She was always my inspiration, pleasing her seeing her smile made me smile.

     

    Can you afford to give the tree away, like to a needy family or something, if not you might be able to sell it, or return it for store credit or something.

     

    Yeah, no piles!! That bit by bit thing sounds promising, just take one box in there and when it’s full you got that much done today

    …It could even be a shoe box. They will be fun to sort through next year.

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    @blackdog

    I have been reading this whole thread, Ginnie (I think I’m spelling it wrong.) Pulled me in because I saw so much of my my past in her words, almost parallel. I started being very interested in religion, church, and every good thing I was supposed to do. I became very disillusioned at 10 years old but I’ll come back to that in a minute.

    blackdog, you just stopped me from reading further because I really wanted to comment on your post, I am so touched that you included everything, because that is now my belief  I just cannot believe that God is not part of every particle and void. But mostly like you said the simplest things there is God, faith, Hope! hope I think is faith, it is strength, it is light. And in some ways it is rest.

    I started to come to these conclusions when I was 10 years old. when I realized that thought as explained to me was like electricity and thought was the essence of everything. I was also told that electricity was in everything, and also God was in everything. My 10 year old brain put it all together that it was all the same, thought being like electricity only smaller. But I learned as I got older energy is energy, and frequency’s differ but but energy is never lost. I cannot see how that is not God. It doesn’t have shape color gender size name or anything, it just is. All that is evident, are the effects. God hiding in plain sight. As common as a dandelion, which is a very nutritious super food, yet held in deepest disdain, except by children, and artists.

    Oh, and people who eat their lawns. Probably healthier than the food from the grocery store.

    I could have gone deeper into the subject a little but I don’t have the time right now, I think I will though, the story of  my 10 year old self, told properly, isn’t too bad.

     

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    Hello, just little ol’ me, I’ve been reading this thread just not participating since page 1 or 2, it’s been a while.

    Been looking for a job, painting my computer room, cleaning up and messing up, more messing up than cleaning up my house, getting more order to my back yard, still quite a mess though. I had everything from every closet, the attic and both sheds out of place and in a pile. Trust me kid’s if you ever think putting all your stuff in one big pile and sorting from there is going to work — think again! I was in an endless cycle of overload, frustration, overwhelm, burnout, and short bouts of hyper-focus, Stuck stuck stuck most of the time and feeling guilty because I couldn’t make my self do the work.

    No, no, no never pile your stuff thinking it will be easier, don’t work.

    I could only get it to work for very short bursts of time and then I had to use a timer.

    Finally I gave up, much of the stuff went to the Salvation Army, some got put away in one or the other shed, but only recently. I do have to give myself credit though I am almost done, and I didn’t light a match.

    I’m thinking I should have just jumped right into school, which is what I have done in the past to kick-start my motivation for life after tragedy. The most structured thing there is, with people built in that have to talk to you, and also let you know if you are doing something wrong, if you’re lucky they will occasionally tell you when you are doing something right too. Feedback, conversation, structure and living breathing human beings.

    I just spent a year mostly on my own, about to lose everything. I don’t have anyplace to turn now so I am scared to death. I am still kicking though and I am still trying, I am still learning about the wonderful world of ADD, but I have less that two weeks to save my house. I don’t know what I’m going to do I have exhausted every public service I found out about, including the pastor of my church who helped me last month with the mortgage. I can’t ask him again.

    I have one ray of hope, well two both are long-shots, but hard to make myself do. One is make a webpage to sell patterns for these cute little boxes I make, and the other is an application I put in at a collision shop a short driving distance from my house. I know next to nothing about fixing auto bodies, but the position is for a porter who wants to learn body work. Who knows maybe I’ll like it. I did put in the application and wrote a killer cover letter, I just hope it wasn’t over kill.

    Okay pity-party over.

    Any body in here looking into Gluten from wheat, or cereal grains as a possible contributor to ADHD symptoms?

    I am gluten and milk intolerant, but so far being gluten free hasn’t helped my ADHD symptoms yet, but I’ve only been totally gluten and milk free for about two weeks. I’ve been mostly gluten free and totally milk free for about 3 months. It has reduced some aches and pains, and my stomach feels a whole lot better.

    The closest I can get to my favorite comfort food is buckwheat porridge, with butter, almond milk, and maple syrup. Luckily butter doesn’t have the milk protein that I’m sensitive to in it. Oh my favorite comfort food was a bowl of GrapeNuts Flakes with cold milk. The last time I tried to eat it though I thought I was going to keel over. very painful. the buckwheat porridge is working, thank fully.

    Ok I guess I’ll mosey on, Oh I am watching the webinar tonight, the Multi-Model Approach to Adult ADHD, put on right here, by this very website  tonight at 9 pm here in Michigan.

    Later.

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