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21. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

I started planning the auction, the sale of the house, picking a few special places to visit, and finding the right beach for fading away on. The dumpster was getting the rest. Thank goodness I'm a procrastinator - didn't need to follow through.

From your finger tips...to gods ears;)

22. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

ahhh well with me i'm not a perfectionist and not that tidy or fussy either but i have one pet hate - dirty dishes, i hate seeing them lying around or even in the sink, it just takes a bit of water,..... besides that i'm not too pushed (much to arjans annoyance )

23. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I am perfectionist to a fault!!! Not quite as far as OCD but getting close. My mom and I were talking about how people's faces say so much about the person (their expressions) and I said to her, what does my face tell you...she said, "SOMETIMES YOU ACT LIKE YOU ARE ON A MISSION, WONT TAKE A BREAK, TOO FOCUSED TO A FAULT, THATS NOT GOOD FOR YOU ANNE, MOST OF THE TIME YOU ARE TOO HARD ON YOURSELF AND YOU ARE TOO HARD ON PEOPLE THAT DONT MEET YOUR STANDARDS AND EXPECTATIONS..." (I think she as referring to my husband, I am hard on him sometimes). Yeah, she definitely told me like it is. This was my expression at the end:

I think TP is good therapy for me. I still work hard and I am very focused at work but this kind of distracts me enough to not make work such a huge priority in my life.

24. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Do you believe that every thing has its place in its place? Are you very aware of when something has been moved?

Ok, want to hear something crazy...I cant believe I am admiting to this. My sofas in the formal living room are so many inches apart from each other and the table is perfectly centered between the two. I use the floor tiles to measure the position of the sofas and if someone moves it, I notice less than 24 hrs later when I walk by...I am a maniac and now everyone knows

25. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

My Dad was and still is a clean freak. He still rags me about the time he came over (unexpectedly!) and I had a week's worth of dirty dishes left on the counter.

However, I admit I take after him more often than not. If I come home and the place is dirty, I feel unsettled and anxious. But if it's clean, I have this nice, satisfying feeling. When I first moved out, a friend of mine took great satisfaction in moving my nick-nacks around and watching me squirm. I think I'm a lot more mellow now. Well, OK, a little.

26. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

When I first moved out, a friend of mine took great satisfaction in moving my nick-nacks around and watching me squirm. I think I'm a lot more mellow now. Well, OK, a little.

Our house may be in a state of calm chaos, but don't touch my nick-nacks!!! I have them where I want them!! (Though the cats take great joy is hiding them from me.)

My old lab partner (and still best friend) would move everything around on my desk before I got to work. Drove me NUTS!! I would retaliate. It got to the point where we were moving each others desks, chairs, etc and hiding them in other labs - a real effort with very heavy metal desks!

I have no sense of distance so I'd have a hard time being like Anne. Can't level a picture on the wall to save my life - everything hangs at a slight angle.

27. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

Our house may be in a state of calm chaos, but don't touch my nick-nacks!!! I have them where I want them!! (Though the cats take great joy is hiding them from me.)

Isa, you would appreciate this...one of my cats took my wedding ring and placed it behind the TV stand...I couldnt find it weeks until it was time for "major cleaning day" and everything in the house got moved. I've seen one of my cats take my husband's jewelry in their mouth!!! Now we have to hide everything...

28. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

You're lucky you only have two - try nine!!! What one doesn't find to play with, one of the other's will. They haven't gotten into the jewelry but they like hiding my shells and stealing a squishy little blue elephant from the bathroom. (One of those stress ball things - just in the shape of an elephant.) They also like to steal my small paint brushes too - just when I need them the most. I'm ready to attach velco to them (the cats) and the walls. When they misbehave - thwack! Stuck t othe wall 'til I'm good and ready to take them down.

29. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

To everyone else it looks like my room has exploded and all my stuff is just lying around, but there is a very sofisticated system to it all. I'm just the only one who gets it..
A place for everything and everything in it's place.. sure, but it's place could be under my bed behind some boxes, just where I left it.

30. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

This is reminding me of the patience that comes with trying to sharing my living space again. I'm so used to living alone and having my stuff be where it's supposed to. So now when my b/f comes down on the weekends, I have to remind myself that I can be a bit of a stickler.

I can walk in and literally trace his steps. When I cam home late Friday night I found: boots all over the hall, door unlocked, bag open on the floor and contents spilling out, clothes in a line to the bed, blankets in a knot, water on the floor in the bathroom, toothpaste in a glob in the sink, towels stuffed into the rack, medicine cabinet open, shower curtain open, light on in kitchen... and him smiling at me when I turned the corner. That's when I remind myself that the latter is so very worth all the former.

But sometimes I have to remind myself twice.