I made sloppy joe’s for dinner last night, yes it’s a veritable cornucopia of gourmet treats at my house. While browning the ground turkey, it occured to me that other people might not pound the crap out of their meat with a wooden spoon like I do to make sure there is not one bit larger than a pea and god forbid there be a ‘string’ left. You know how the meat comes out of the grinder in long strings and if you don’t, well, pound the crap out of it with a wooden spoon, it will brown in those long strings and that just makes me want to gag.
So I started thinking about the fact that I’m kinda OCD about stuff, but they are very random, which keeps things interesting. It’s like I have some distant relative of OCD who comes to visit my brain once in a while at completely unexpected times and yet, when he’s here, HE’S HERE TO STAY.
I’m completely compulsive about the pillows on my couch. The hub unit will throw them on the couch in any order and while I applaud him for the effort, IT MAKES ME INSANE that they are not all straight and in a particular color order. I don’t mind that they get used, but for goodness sake, PUT THE ZIPPER SIDE DOWN!
Actually I’m pretty compulsive about how my house looks in general, as it must be NEAT. However, I really couldn’t give two figs about whether it is CLEAN. So thank you to Cathy for sending me EVA, our saviour 🙂
Then there is the difference between hub & I. This morning he made a big show of putting on his Santa Clarita Choppers t-shirt, which came with the Harley we brought home a few days ago. We got one for the monkey as well and as hub was putting his on, I kept shaking my head NO NO, cause the little guys t-shirt was in the laundry. OOPS. Meltdown.
Hub: How dirty is it?
Me: Well, he wore it all day, and then he slept in it. He’s eaten in it and played at the park in it. Since then, it’s been in the hamper, under other dirty clothes for two days.
Hub: Only two days? Kid come here, let’s put your SCC t-shirt on.
Different standards. Made my hair stand on end, but the smile on monkey’s face helped me keep the bile down. Of course, I can’t hug him, but whatever.