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I’m On It!

burning embers
Preheat the oven!

The way to get things done, is to just do them.

The Neuro-Typicals have been telling us that since our lives began.

And in one way, that’s true.

What they leave out, because they’re unaware that this is a thing, is that to “just do” those things, one has to be able to remember those things that are to be done.

And not just be able to remember them as in, “What are you supposed to do?” – “Oh, this, this, and this other thing.” … no, you have to have them in mind constantly.

On the Facebook today

In one of my groups on Facebook today, one member posted a meme that was titled “Recipe for Blackened Chicken.” I immediately took note because I have to cook chicken for supper tonight.

The image showed two charred chicken leg quarters. I mean, charred and hard and pretty unappealing. But the instructions looked simple, only three steps.

I read on

Step one said, “Clean the chicken.” Well, I’m here to tell you that isn’t necessary unless you’ve dropped it on the floor or you don’t trust the person you bought it from (in which case, why are you buying chicken from them?).

But whatever, sure, clean the chicken if that’s your jam. Studies have shown that you can actually make it more susceptible to bacterial growth on the surface by handling it and running water over it, also possibly contaminating it by contact with your sink or counter.

There,  my culinary public service announcement for the day. You want to kill that bacteria? You just need to cook the thing.

Moving forward

Step two was equally simple, but way more important. “Place chicken in oven.”

Now, this is a meme, so the omissions of the instruction to turn on the oven, and the detail of what temperature can be forgiven.

Let us assume a temperature of 375°F, 190°C for my fellow Canadians and the rest of the world. And let us further assume that the oven has been preheated to that temperature.

Step three!

Step three was the simplest of all. And yet it contained within itself the magic of the secret to blackening chicken.

Or rather, I should say it contained within itself the magic to the secret of blackening chicken if you have ADHD.

Concise, to the point, sublime in its simplicity, it read simply this:

Check Facebook.

I’m On It!

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2020). I’m On It!. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 20, 2020, from


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