Friday, November 12, 2010

Odd Rituals Women with OCD Do

I took a vacation day today.
I didn't go out of town.
I did NOT go to a Chic Flick all by myself
I didn't go out to lunch with friends.
I did NOT go to my favorite shops and splurge on anything fun.
I did NOT blog or facebook in my PJ's all day (Just until the kids left for school)
I did NOT enjoy the sun that I haven't seen in a month by talking a long walk.
I did NOT keep the kids home and cuddle with them all day. (I tried, and they really WANTED to go to school?!)

I did:
Pay Bills
Clean the entire house- top to bottom. For 5 hours straight!
Went to the store for boring stuff like: Soap, Hair Color (don't even get me started on this one) toilet cleaner b/c now I am FRESH out and various other things that are NO FUN AT ALL.
And you know why I did this?
So that I can re-decorate the house for winter because when you have OCD, you can't just do that. You have to start with a clean house, then decorate AND clean as you go, then clean again when done. (It's my quarterly BIG clean/overhaul)  So it will be Sunday night  before I get to relax and I'll be back to work Monday with a REALLY clean house til the family that I do this all for messes it all up again. (That would be Monday night).
You know what else? No one seemed to think it was odd that I had to take a day off to do this. They think I LIKE taking a day off of work to do stuff to the house. (WHERE DID THESE PEOPLE COME FROM AND HOW DID I GET HERE????)
Great Party right?
I know what you are thinking - I should have taken a SICK day, because that is what I am.....
Party's over people.....


Kate said...

I hear you. Of course, due to my Priorities disability, I've called in sick to work to work on Halloween costumes. And don't get all Judgey McJudgerson on me...I was sick...sick of the flipping costumes!

Congratulations on the (temporarily) clean house!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

LOL - I usually do the housework when I take a vacation day, too. Unless I'm really sick in bed, but even then I have to be forced to go to bed.

Something wrong with that picture.

Kelley said...

I really wish you were doing all of that at my house. I can smell your Fabuloso from here. Mmmm...