Thursday, October 26, 2017


Lately, I have been making lists of my quirks.  Just for fun - I obviously have too much time on my hands.  I listed the first ten that came to mind:

1.  I always wash the flatware before the plates or glasses

2.  I do everything right to left, except for hanging the wash
on the line

3.  Everything related to my dogs/cats gets an "ie" sound
on the end (blankie, foodie, bisky)

4.  I never tuck in my sheets or blanket at the foot
of the bed

5.  I fold the excess blanket at the foot and the excess
down blanket at the top

6.  I sing to my ducks every morning

7.  While cooking, I place all ingredients on the right, then
move them to the left as I use them

8.  I iron my dishcloths

9.  I order my cards (credit, membership, etc.) by size
in my wallet instead of by type

10.  I always go through the kitchen and dining area
to go to the hall and back bedrooms, instead of
through the living room - which is shorter.

What about you?  What quirks can you share?


jaz@octoberfarm said...

do you have like a year to listen?

Susan said...

I obviously have all the time in the world... :)

Mama Pea said...

Okay, but you're gonna suggest therapy.

1 - I need a flashlight for mid-night trips to the bathroom and always shine the light on the rug in front of the kitchen sink 'cause that's where our dog Zoey liked to sleep. When she was alive.

2 - I always make the bed before dressing in the morning.

3 - I have to get dressed before doing anything for which I have to leave the bedroom in the morning.

4 - I always brush my teeth before leaving the house, even if I've just done it 1/2 hour before.

5 - I can't sit down to eat a meal until everything I've used for preparation of the meal has been put away.

6 - I iron my husband's t-shirts, but only the colored ones.

7 - I sort laundry into categories (underwear, towels, shirts, etc.) to hang on the line.

8 - I considered asking my husband what some of my other quirks are but I knew that would send him into spasms of hysterical laughter.

angryparsnip said...

Love many of your quirks.
The ie sound is I think happy so your dogs/cats must love it.
The best quirk is that you sing to your ducks ! I love it.

cheers, parsnip

Charade said...

I thought your quirks were kind of charming and not odd at all... until I got to the one admitting that you iron your dishcloths???

I'd love to make my bed as quickly as Mama Pea, but I've never been able to figure out how to camouflage the lump that is my husband.

DFW said...

Of yours, I also do #7 & 10 (different rooms but always the long way around), Of Mama Peas, #2, 4, 5 & 7. Also related to #5, I have to have a very cleaned up & everything put away before I start a new meal or recipe, even when making several different kinds of cookies for Christmas. And, I drink a full 8 - 10 oz container of water before my feet ever hit the floor in the mornings (from a Yeti cup by my bed).

Mama Pea said...

Charade - Just wanted you to know I laughed out loud at that "lum"p in your bed after you've made it!

Signed, Mama Pea :o]

Michelle said...

And my sister thinks I have OCD! ;-)

Michelle said...

Yeah, I have a "lump" like that, too.

Theresa said...

LOL! I am SO glad I am not the only one who hates to have my feet contained. I too fold the sheet up and since I make most of my spreads (linen of course!), I just make them to have a short drop.
I love to just hang with the horses and have been known to doze up against Coopers front legs. He snoozes too and I have woken up with his chin resting on top of mine. Have I mentioned he drools sometimes? I have absolutely no quirks, only good habits! ;->

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I never friggin' iron anything, even stuff that needs it.

Ed said...

I didn't read anything that suggested you need committed right away.

Joy said...

Wait, you IRON YOUR DISHCLOTHS?? The rest of it is just normal, not quirky, but not that dishcloth aberration!

Rain said...

I love everyone's quirks!! Your post really got me thinking...I prefer to call my life "structured" and "routined" lol...My biggest and most global quirk is, if I can't follow my entire routine from start to finish in the mornings before my coffee... my entire day is ruined, and I'm not kidding. If I get up a little late, I feel the stress of what needs to be done. No matter how crappy I'm feeling, I need to do all the chores, the doggIE stuff (lol, me too), the kittIE stuff, my yoga, any dishes...THEN coffee and I always say to myself "NOW I can start my day"...

Theresa Y said...

If someone puts any dish or cup on the kitchen counter its fair game. I wash it and even if its just one item I wash I have to wipe the kitchen counter that it was sitting on down again. My husband says I'm obsessive. I tell him don't put the dish or cup down unless you're finished. So, you really iron you dishcloths?

Theresa Y said...

Lemme get this straight. Your dishcloths?????????????

Goatldi said...

First one out of bed each morning. My "lump" makes the bed. Always put house dogs out first thing. Always give Chloe the calico her transdermal methimazole for her thyroid second. Put all cats out except Helen my blind girl. Then head for bathroom for all things personal then bring in house dogs and go out to do chores. I don't eat until after chores and I no longer iron anything unless it is material for a quilt block. Bored yet? There is more but you may institutionalize me.

Mama Pea said...

Michelle - I suspect we're all a little more OCD-ish than we'd like to admit!! Maybe we could get a group rate on some therapy sessions?

Michelle said...

Nah, I don't want therapy; I get more done this way! ;-)