Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Quirks

I've been tagged a couple times with this one and thought I'd give it a try. Apparently I'm to tell you six quirks (is that all?:)) about myself so here it goes:

1) I can't stand it when my clothes are wrinkled. With every laundry day I have a basket full of clothes that I have to iron before I can put them away. I iron my kids' clothes and I have even ironed my pajama pants before. I know it's silly and obsessive but I have to iron all the time and what's even more wierd is that ironing is one of my least favorite chores to do around the house.
2) I can't stand a dirty house. Again, I may be obsessive about this too but I clean my entire house once a week (we're talking dusting the light fixtures, cleaning the baseboards, mopping floors, scrubbing bathrooms, vacumming, cleaning blinds, etc.) and then do touchups throughout the week because let's face it - no matter how much or often I clean - it always seems to get dirty again (I wonder why- Cash!:)).
3) I'm always told that I talk too quiet. When I worked outside the home, I was always teased for "whispering" and was always asked to speak up. I guess it's true too because when Cash was a baby he used to get scared and cry when someone nearby would raise their voice or cheer or anything.
4) My neck turns bright red whenever I have to speak in public or when I get embarrassed or sometimes when I'm just hot or rushed/stressed. It in itself is kind of embarrassing because there is no hiding it.
5) I always have my toe nails painted. I know that it's probably not necessary in the winter when I'm always wearing socks (regardless of what season it is I'm always cold - unless I'm pregnant - I guess that's another quirk) but for some reason they just have to be done - and now, so do Vanna's.
6) I was running out of ideas (at the moment but I know I have more than 6 quirks) so Iasked Ty for any suggestions and this is his input - I sometimes set unrealistic goals for myself. I have to agree to some degree for example - instead of starting out with a goal to work out 2 or 3 times a week, I usually set a goal to work out 5 or 6 times a week for an hour - if you know me, this is completely unrealistic.

These were the first quirks that came to mind. I'm sure as soon as I post this I'll think of a bunch more. It's kind of funny to see how odd you are when putting something like this together but I had fun doing it. Tag - You're it!


julie said...

when do you find time to clean all that? You need to give me lessons. And I also don't think I've ironed more than 3 times in my life! Now I'm ashamed! :) Anyway, you're the cutest ever, even when your neck gets red. (It's endearing, people know you get nervous, just like them)

Suzie-Q said...

I wish I had time to clean the house like that, I know that it really badly need to be done but with the three little rascels I hvae running around it is more important to get down and play with them then to have aclean house. Heck, the dishes take too much time already from playtime!
do you want to come clean for me??

Adam and Shauna said...

I always thought your home looked emaculate! Now I know why!

Cami Jo said...

Wow. Your quirks seem more like goals to me! I knew your baseboards always looked spotless. If it makes you feel better, I always compare my house to how clean yours always looked. It's good for me to stay motivated that way!

My toes are always painted too, but I NEVER iron! (Probably why we all look like homeless bums. I'm too lazy, I guess!)

Those were fun to read!

Marcy M Miller said...

How fun- I love finding out more about people. Gotta love the quirks.

CARLSON'S said...

Erica, you are so cute! I too am kind of a neat freak. Luckily it has worn on Keeli, so there are two of us in my home. It's nice to have help!