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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

OCD...That's Me

use to be a workaholic with a super clean house. Now I am laid back with a touch of lazy attached. I was labeled as a type A personality but I am wondering where the hell she went!

When clothes go into the dryer, I count the handfuls, not the pieces. Oh, I don't compulsively straighten things but I do count my dust bunnies and name my spiders.

This was the lady who if dust was seen as the bedroom light went out, I could not sleep until I removed it. This was the lady who stayed up to do the housework after everyone else was in bed. This was the lady who worked sixty hours a week, helped with homework, went to college and took correspondence courses, cleaned house, cooked and crocheted and read in my free time.

I want to know who kidnapped that lady and replaced her with this insidious excuse for a house wife??? I want her back, do you hear me, now, what ever the price, I will pay. She has been gone too long and this lazy lady who seats herself in front of the computer all the time has to go back where she came from.

11 comments:

Tina said...

...maybe she is still there but is taking the much needed break from all those years of being that super Mom and super worker and super wife...god knows she might need a break from it all .."he" even asked that we all take a rest on that 7th day!! You've just stored away all those 7th days and now you have a whole year of them..to use as you see fit!!

Gennasus said...

This does sound rather familiar, although I was never as obsessive as you!

The computer is definitely addictive. Maybe wean yourself off a little but don't go back to that manic lifestyle.

Mrs.C said...

She's on vacation. With good reason to be! :)

SkippyMom said...

You have 8 dogs, 3 horses and how much more livestock with a farm...AND are raising a grandchild...I say you do quite fine and don't need the other persona back - you have enough on your plate and have learned to slow down and see what is truly important...go with the flow.

And you obviously enjoy the computer so what is the problem there? And we obviously enjoy you, so no going away, 'kay?

Rudee said...

Blame it on menopause. One day, that overworked and under appreciated lady had a, well smack me in the head moment. She realized there were other things more interesting in life. Perhaps instead of looking for her, you should appreciate the new lady who was welcomed in when she left. She's pretty interesting, too.

Breathe said...

If you find her, let me know because I will put her on payroll. :)

Grammy said...

Oh Gail, This is you much needed reward. To let go of responsibility and live for the moment. Things do not need to be perfect. You just need to learn to be happy in an imperfect world. And accept this is bliss. Life is good. You are perfect just the way you are. As you can still do way more tan I can. I was wiped off my feet and had to learn. It is ok if I can not do any thing today. I learned to live with clutter. And will some day organize it. I try 10 minutes a day to do something. Some days my body will let me some days it won't.
But I have to push my self to get up. Now is that lazy. No. It is my body telling me no. Not today.

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

How did you get rid of her? That's me and life's too short to worry about dust bunnies!

www.GreenerPastures--ACityGirlGoesCountry.blogspot.com

Carla said...

Possibly you killed her? I never had that problem, I wouldn't mind a visit every now and then. But all the time? I think I would go nuts.

allhorsestuff said...

I am resembling both those women...in the same order.
I just want some balance and relief from my mind that thinks- me bad- for becoming the latter.

This is what I have thought myself to have theses days ....

http://greenslobber.blogspot.com/2009/08/im-infected.html

There is a balance..I just know it!
Kac

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I used to be a bit OC, too. But age and retirement has cured that, big time! Don't know if it's a blessing or a curse!

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