Thursday, April 23, 2009

obsessive compulsive disorder

I believe that I am not only a clean freak... I may have obsessive compulsive disorder.

Its true!

For all of you that are married, you are going to relate with what I am talking about when I say that when you get married and start living with a man you learn a heck of a lot about life. My sweet husband has been laughing a lot at me lately and I will explain why. I HAVE to put things where they belong. I CANNOT walk out of a room without shutting all the closets and making sure that everything is in its place. The kitchen sinks and cabinets CANNOT be dirty with food and such and OMGoodness please put the pillows back on the couch when you get up!!!

Whew!

I lived by myself for quite a while before Andrew and I got married and was used to always just cleaning up after myself and then coming home to the clean little apartment that I left. When I got married, I kissed this concept goodbye. Don't get me wrong, Andrew is a tidy person, but his cleanliness doesn't compare to my obsessive cleaning habits. When we first got married he would leave his keys on the cabinet and when he left the room I would go and hang them up on the key hook... where they belong! 20 minutes later when he would be heading out the door he would search high and low for his keys and then finally ask, "Did you move my keys." And I would say, "Yeah, I put them up." He then adapted to my craziness and just always went looking for his stuff in the place that it belongs.

Here lately Andrew has made a game out of this. He has been hiding things and putting other things in odd place while leaving little sticky notes to remind me how CRAZY I am. I took a few pictures to show you what I am talking about.

Here is Andrew's way of putting up the remote controls...


Here is my way...

This is Andrew's way of making the bed (notice the bed post')...

Here is my way of making the bed...



Here is how Andrew leaves the bathroom...



This is how I leave the bathroom...


Andrew...

Terra...


Andrew...

Terra...


And I will leave you with this picture. This is a sticky note that says, "Just say no to Twitter" from Andrew as he leaves for the gym while I do homework. He left the note on the internet modem... he disconnected the internet so that I would find his note. Thats pretty evil...

2 comments:

JimKels said...

Oh honey...welcome to marriage...just wait until you have kids!! You will either give up a little of the compulsiveness or go crazy!!!

Vicki.Wetherbee said...

AMEN on kids thing. Mine is borderline OCD and she STILL leaves stuff everywhere!!!