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Tuesday, October 9

OCD

Some things I obsess about:
My pantry. Everything is separated and all labels facing forward. Yes, the doors are glass and you can kinda see through them, so isn't it a good thing that I do this?
Folding towels (and all laundry for that matter). Everything is folded so it looks like it was ironed. Which brings me to my next obsession.
Ironing - Everything must be ironed before it is worn. And besides, its feels good putting it on when it is still warm.
My makeup and my jewelry - Everything is in its own little, neat divided tray, so I can see all of my selections - easily and quickly.
Steam-cleaning things. It doesn't matter to me - tile floors, carpet, couch, whatever. If my heated 5 scrubbing headed mean steam machine can reach it - I will clean it.
Hangars - Bill and my closet - wooden hangars. The kids plastic. Clothes are divided in sections and all hangars are the same distance apart.

I am sure there is more. I can thank my mother for teaching me to be this way, the short time she was here with us. Maybe my brother and sister will respond to this and add their own list. Chris - can you say "shampoo bottles"?

10 comments:

Tutta la Storia said...

I think your "Tao" needs some "Zen." LOL

Gini said...

OCD gives me Zen which contributes to my Tao.......I think.

Kim said...

OK, you've elicited my first blog comment. Denise once told me it's OK as long as it doesn't cause a problem in your life. So far, so good.... Besides, who wouldn't want the seam on their Starbucks cup to be exactly 180 degrees opposite the sippy hole??

Tutta la Storia said...

Kimmy, Chris told me he does that because it is the best way to keep it from leaking!!!! LIAR!!!

Gini said...

Welcome to the blog, Kimberly. You need to get blogging yourself so that when you have the baby, we can get daily updates on him. Start now...

Chris said...

I'm pretty sure you spell hangers "H -A - N - G - E - R - S", not hanghars. Kimmy's right. Denise says its not a problem, I asked.

Gini said...

bite me Chris

Gini said...

Oh and Chris - I meant hangars as in an enclosed structure designed to hold aircraft in protective storage.

Denise said...

But just to be on the safe side...try to turn one or two of those items about 45 degrees to the right and see how it feels! I have to do this regularly in my life to keep myself on the right side of that OCD line. I started doing it after my husband told me that he was "sleeping with the enemy"!

Gini said...

While we are still on the subject - I will fold a towel with the seams on the outside, as an experiment and I have to re-fold it. Also sometimes I try to fold something that has a piece of lint in it, and I have to unfold it, get the lint out and re-fold. But - I am happy doing it!!!