My Name is Patty and I Have ADHD: This is My Story

Ducks in a Row

My name is Patty and I have self-diagnosed ADHD.  My budget and health insurance never allowed me the opportunity to go for an official diagnosis.  Recently I’ve thought about going anyway but decided it would be a waste of time and money since I know without a doubt that I have it.  An official diagnosis would be nice but isn’t necessary. In case you’re wondering why I’m telling you this, it’s … [Read more...]

What’s For Dinner (No. 127)

Menu Plan

I normally cook between three to five meals a week but lately I’ve been cooking meals that don’t stretch as far or that David’s been taking in his lunch the next day.  So this week I have SIX meals on the menu.  Oh, and they’re pretty much gluten free. And just for kicks, at the end of this post, I’m including photos of my actual menu and my grocery list. 1- Foil-Packet Chicken Puttanesca … [Read more...]

Easy Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

You may have figured out by now that my husband likes to eat healthy food.  Whenever possible, he chooses foods that are naturally sweetened rather than sweetened with artificial sweeteners or sugar.  Jelly or jam is an example.  He likes the ones that are naturally sweetened.  Unfortunately, Wal-mart stopped carrying that type of jelly so when he needs more, I have to make a special trip to … [Read more...]

How to Process Mail


Some people love mail and some hate it.  Some check their mail box as soon as the mailman comes and some check it whenever they get around to it.  Of course, these days there’s not as much mail as there used to be.  But piles of mail can still be a problem unless you have a method to deal with it. Here are two ideas for dealing with mail: Option 1: Process it daily, as soon as you take it … [Read more...]

Progress Report: Fixer Upper Week 33


Friday, July 11, 2014 I wasn’t expecting to do any projects today but David came home from work and started removing the paneling from the back bedroom where our grandson, Calvie, sleeps when he’s here: This is the wall between his room and the bathroom. This is the wall between his room and the stairs to the basement.  It’s the wall with our mystery cut-out.  We never did figure it … [Read more...]

It’s Okay to Have Blank Sections in Your Planner

Fish Life Mapping Inserts

Have you ever looked through your planner and noticed blank sections – pages that weren’t being filled in?  And when you saw those blank sections you immediately started thinking about how to fill them?  Or you felt guilty because they weren’t being used?  Or you wondered if maybe your planner was too much since it had unused sections? Here’s a secret: You don’t have to write on every page or … [Read more...]

Summer Chicken Salad (GF)

Summer Chicken Salad

This summer salad is light and refreshing and works for lunch or dinner. Ingredients: 3-1/2 cup seasoned chicken breasts, cooked and chopped 1 small zucchini, diced into small cubes 2/3 cup assorted color cherry tomatoes, halved ½ avocado, diced ½ bunch asparagus, roasted & chopped (click here for a great recipe for roasted asparagus) 1-2 scallions/green onions, diced 1/3 … [Read more...]