"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

O is for OCD

I'm a little crazy.  But then again, isn't everyone?  And if I can admit it, that makes it normal right?  Or is that something someone crazy would say?  I know it's not just me.  I know I have a few abnormal tendencies, but they're nothing severe.

The biggest would be checking the locks on the doors.  I do it several times before leaving the house and/or going to bed.  But everyone does that right?  Safety first!  Amy thinks it's hilarious to tease me though.  All she has to do is ask if I checked and I have to check.  Again.  Regardless of how many times I just checked.  She gets a sick joy from it!  That's love.

I also count things too, lots of things.  Especially when I'm nervous.  But then again, doesn't everyone.  Doesn't it sooth everyone to know the number of ceiling tiles above you in a tense situation?  I also sometimes just count to calm myself down.  Again, totally normal.

I'm also a little obsessed with the numbers of things I eat.  Like carrots or jelly beans or the packets of Splenda in my coffee. It has to always be an even number.  But that's normal too.  A form of portion control, right?  I also won't eat the first or last of anything.  But that's just good manners.  Not insanity.

These are just a few of my eccentric habits.  I'm sure Amy could name a few more.  Maybe I should make a list.  Oh, that's another one.  I make lists.  Written and mental.  Again, totally normal.  Just being prepared and organized.  Right?

Do you have any slightly odd/eccentric/OCD tendencies?  It's normal though, don't worry.  There's always someone out there just a little crazier than you.  That makes you normal!  :)

It's locked.  I'm sure, I checked it.  Hold on, I'll check again.  And again.

All is well, checking, counting, checking, counting, in Drosche Land.


  1. Hi Dusty,

    Loved your post topic and I think we all have a little OCD...I like vacumning and am one of those people who if you see something out of place, if it bugs me bad, I have to fix it or pick it up. I just had to add your topic to my A.D.'s FAV 5 of the A to Z Challenge today!

    If you go there and do not see my post yet, I am wrapping it up, I comment as I go along:0)

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!

    1. Thanks so much and I'm glad I'm not the only one! :) I'll head on over and check it out! :)

  2. My mum would never take or serve the last portion of anything. If she made a casserole, she would always leave a portion--even just a spoonful--in the dish. I'm not sure if it was superstition or manners (I like to think the latter), but you're not alone. :)

    1. Thanks! Good to know it's not just me! :)