I was tagged as a "fabulous blog" by Danavee. Since I was tagged, I must disclose five obsessive compulsive traits that I exhibit. Here I go:
1. Double checking things. I double check doors, irons, curling irons, lights, locks. Sometimes it is so bad that I have to drive back home to triple check because I have the nagging feeling I left something on/unlocked. Now that Coleridge is here, I double check him too. At night I get up several times to check and make sure he is still breathing. I thought this would fade, but so far I am still doing it.
2. Socks - I don't really like to wear socks, but when I have to it drives me nuts if they are sagging down or if their seam is not lined up properly with my toes.
3. Photos/scrapbooking - I have to have my pictures in order. I hate when they are developed and not in chronological order. It really irritates me that when I download them to Walmart or Walgreens and on their website for purchase the pictures are completely out of order. Why does that happen? When I scrapbook, I have to scrapbook in chronological order. I hate skipping around. I always anticipate getting to the really good events/photos. Unfortunately I have had to skip about three pre-Cole years of scrapbooking (yes, I'm that far behind) in order to start on his baby book. This was very difficult for me. Often I spend so much time getting everything set up and organized to scrapbook that I am too tired to actually do any scrapbooking.
4. Grammar - I know as soon as I type this on here there will be a ton of mistakes in this post. I am obsessed with trying to have good grammar. Facebook statuses are difficult for me to post because I never know if I am supposed to be in first or third person, and if my status is me wondering something if I should put a question mark or a period.? ;) I cringe when I see bad grammar/spelling on facebook. I am a snob, but in all fairness I cringe when I make grammar mistakes, too.
5. ABC order/categorization - This one I really haven't done well on lately with moving things around to make room for Coleridge. I like for the books on my bookshelves to be in categories and in ABC order. I like my cds to be in ABC order. When I taught, I liked my files to be organized by subject and in ABC order --- if they made their way back to the filing cabinet instead of thrown on my desk or on top of the cabinet. I prefer my closet to be color coordinated, and at certain times in my life that has meant being in the color spectrum order - Roy G. Biv anyone? The funny thing about this is I am a very messy/cluttered person, so it is strange that I want these little things placed in a certain way, but I won't obsess with a little dog fur on the couch or a pile of laundry by my dresser.
Alrighty - now you all have a glimpse into my world. I tag anyone who reads this blog who has their own blog to confess your own OCD tendencies. Amy N. - I know you have them, hehe. ;)