Tuesday, August 5, 2014

OCD Tuesday

First off, advanced apologies for those of you who genuinely suffer from diagnosed OCD. I've never been diagnosed, nor have I sought treatment for this. This is meant to be a light-hearted jest at my own compulsive or obsessive behaviors.

Things I Obsesses Compulsively Over:

1. Throw pillows.
I feel the need to straighten them every time I get up from the couch or chair. If they are askew, I will stop what I am doing to fix them. The most unforgivable sin in my book is leaving them askew when one leaves the house or goes upstairs to bed. MUST. BE. STRAIGHTENED. Note the perfectly arranged pillows in the photo below...

2. Being THAT person who invites herself
I am beyond obsessed with making sure I'm not inviting myself to any place or any sort of gathering. Like, to the point that I will annoy the host to make sure it's okay if I come/go. I hate being that person and when it happens, on rare occasion, I feel the need to apologize profusely to excuse my presence. What is wrong with me?
3. Getting a response or an answer from someone
I've found myself asking M "Are you sure?!" "You're positively sure that's okay?" about a bazillion times a day. I simply cannot take one, "yes" or "no" but I must obsessively ask again and again.
4. People being mad at me
Same as the above. I always ask if people are mad at me because I hate it. Totally.
5. A clear coffeetable
Now, the dining room table can be a catch-all for purses, mail, etc. but do NOT let that coffee table get cluttered. Above or below. It irritates the snot out of me.
6. Closed blinds or curtains during the daytime
One of the first things I do in the mornings are to open the blinds and curtains in the rooms of the house we frequent. (living room/ kitchen/ bedroom) I feel like I'm dying a slow death if all of the blinds/curtains are closed and it's daylight outside. Let the light in! M closes all of the blinds when he watches a movie and...well...it's something I'm having to get used to.
Also, do you know how hard it is to end this list at number 6? Ridiculously hard. The end.


  1. Your living room is beautiful, I love the table & candles, rug etc. And perfectly arranged pillows. I am obsessed with letting light into the house, so our blinds are always open. My husband goes around turning lights off and I follow him turning them back on. I like brightness.

  2. #1, 3, 4, & 6 -- ME TOO! I don't even understand why I do all those things sometimes, but it's just who I am. Loved the post!

  3. I hate hate hate closed blinds. Ever. Even at night.


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