Monday, October 20, 2008

Just a Little Quirky

I was tagged by this incredible lady. So as any tag goes there are rules to follow and here they are: Link the person that tagged you, mention that there are rules on your blog, then tell 6 unspectacular quirks about yourself, then tag 6 fellow bloggers. Got it? Lets go.....

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1. I cannot throw away anything that my children make at school. Every year I go to Target and purchase a big rubbermaid tub to hold all their masterpieces from school. I write their name, age and teachers name on it and start the hoarding. At the beginning of the next school year I go and look at what they did the year before and see how they have changed and grown. It is so fun and something that I am sure they will be annoyed with when they are older and I make them go through and get rid of it cause by them there will be 13 boxes for them to sort through.
2. I am a big time purger. When toys or pieces of a game get lost I feel that the item is damaged or not worth hanging on to so it gets sent to the DI or good will. At the end of a season I sort through clothes, shoes, anything and everything and get rid of it. I hate things lying around and not getting used.

3. I drive my car. The Man hates my car. So when we go anywhere in my car, I drive it.




4. I cannot go to sleep without doing the following routine. The kitchen must be clean, no dirty dishes waiting, or glasses laying about. I am happiest hearing the dishwasher running. The table cloth must be replaced on the table with chairs tucked in place. I turn off all the lights, check the doors to make sure that they are locked and make sure that the garage door is down and the outside lights are on. Then I proceed to the kids room, each one is re-tucked into bed, kissed on the forehead and stroked across the head to move hair away from sweet faces. Then I proceed to my room; fold down my bed, get a glass of water, check my alarm, climb into bed and read for a half hour, turn off the light, roll onto my tummy and go to sleep.

5. I cannot set a table. Okay let me clarify that one. I know that there needs to be a spoon, fork and knife around the plate but as far as where they go I have no idea nor do I care to learn. When we were first married my mom and her new husband were coming for dinner. I set the table in what I thought was the right way and awaited their arrival. As we sat down to eat they both commented on the unusual arrangement of the silverware. I thought there was nothing wrong with it, but in that moment I found out that my husband knew how to set a table. So when we have nice parties guess who gets to set the table - yep him. I am sure that he is wishing that he never mentioned that one to me.
6. I have a weekly routine that I have to follow or I get terribly lost. Monday is laundry day and general organize the week day. I make up my "To Do" list for everyday of the week. I also decide what we are eating for dinner that week and get the list together for the store. Tuesday is work in the yard day, pulling weeds, turning my soil and giving my plants some love. Wednesday is mow the lawn day and general errand day. Thursday is garbage day, make cookie day and any other job that needs to get done day. Friday is laundry day again and prep for weekend projects day. Saturday is project day or if no projects I work day. Sunday is church, maybe work and rest day. This is the day that I try to let loose on some of the rules and just enjoy being with my family day.
Bonus Quirky Habit:
I have normal hearing, no problems, no deficits, but for as long as I can remember I watch TV, listen to lectures/speaker, anything that requires a long time in listening with my head turned. It is always to the left so I look like I am looking at you out of the corner of my right eye. It makes people crazy that I do this. So The Man has to sit on my right side so he does no think that I am staring at him the whole time we are watching a movie.
Now if that isn't quirky I don't know what is??!
There is more but I do not want to frighten anyone......
Now that you know my quirky habits, lets find out more about these bloggy friends.

12 comments:

Caroline said...

Oh dear, you are a quirky one aren't you? Especially that staring out of the corner of your eye thing. Weird. You know I love you.

Your bedtime ritual is priceless and I'm liking that you do something each day of the week. I had big plans for that, but it tends to fall by the wayside.

EmmaP said...

i do like the bedtime ritual and the certain chores for certain days. i used to do that - but then i at all changed when i had to go back to work full time. i have been feeling lost ever since. my house never seems clean enough...ugh! but i LOVE your quirks, especially the head tilt thing - omgosh! too funny!

Aubrey said...

Wow, you're so organized. I wish I had your purging gift, but I think I'm an unwilling rat-packer embryo. I save so much stuff (kid's clothes) to use later and make my kids do puzzles missing one piece (we really only have one). Ack! My house is a horrible mess all the time!

Okay, it's not that bad, but it smells funny. Tell me how a house can smell like dogs when you don't have any and the previous owner's dogs moved out 3.5 years ago.

Elena said...

Okay, so the day that you finally do come to my house I need you to a) purge all my junk, b) organize my week days with projects c) clean my kitchen and d)watch a movie with me so I can see your funny head turn.

Busy Lady said...

I have watched a million movies with you and I never noticed the head tip, isn't that funny!! Hey, you never finished watching "The Majestic" - next time... Okay, so I am tagged, but I am not sure I want to admit my weird quirks, but I will have to think about them for a little while. Missing you already lady!!

Tiffiney said...

I may have to steal your chore list...love it...I am soooo unorganized...but my house stays okay clean...want it to be great clean..lol...i also love your bedtime routine.. :)

Jen said...

you are one quirky girl.

Heather said...

Hey, thanks for the tag! I'm doubly it...got tagged twice in one day. That is a record!

Now I know what I'm gonna post about tomorrow...

Jennifer P. said...

I say that because you purge, you should get to keep all the artwork you want :)!

And I have to listen with my head tipped too! If they still made one of those old-fashioned horns you stick in your ears--I'd probably use one of those too :)! I, on the other hand, do have a hearing loss, so I 've got a reason :)!

That was fun to read!

Saunders Family said...

I loved your quirks! And... you should totally try the soup. I actually dilluted it with milk and it made it really good. I'm sure making it with normal milk the first times will make it fabulous! Try it and let me know...

Emily said...

I love your kids artwork tub. I have to use that idea.

I always drive when I am with my husband too. I think people give us weird looks, but oh well.

"The Queen in Residence" said...

E- I think of it as the old couple where the woman is driving. Personally the man hates the way my car handles. He has a very low to the ground car and that just wigs me out. Probably my near-death experience with a semi and lug nuts in my line of sight that does it. Another story for another post.....