Monday, June 23, 2008

I used an entire bottle of 409 before 10am

As of yesterday at about 6:00pm Spence and I were left with an empty house. Thanks again to everyone that came and helped us with the roof. We really appreciate your effort and hard work. Although the roof is still not completely done, it is at a point where Spence can finish the remaining work alone.

Spence, Brynlee and I spent the majority of yesterday just sitting and vegging in the silence. It was a beautiful thing not to hear the constant banging and hammering on the roof. And in case you didn’t get my point from this post…I could NEVER have seven kids. The noise may have possibly caused me and Brynlee to give into mix drinks. Nothing takes the edge off like a little milk and apple juice on the rocks.
Then I woke up this morning and took a good look at my house. It turns out that 10 days with no less than 12 people at a time under a half-finished roof had done its damage.

Here’s the truth, I might suffer from a mild form of what the people who drive the Cadillac Escalades and have seven year degrees call OCD. I personally like to call it Monica Moments because, well, it seems a whole lot less severe that way.

What’s a Monica Moment you ask? For those of you that have seen an episode of “Friends” you know exactly what I am talking about. And for those of you that haven’t seen “Friends”, ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?! Where have you been the last 13 years? You are also probably one of the six people in America that didn’t go to their hair stylist and request the Rachel haircut.

Let me give you a few examples of my Monica Moments:
  • I have a slight mental breakdown if somebody puts a glass in the sink without rinsing it first. Milk rings disgust me.
  • I’m not proud of it, but I seriously slapped my little sister’s hand when she was helping me make dinner because she was using a fork to stir the gravy in my Teflon pans. I only use plastic or silicone covered whisks in my Metal and Teflon pans.
  • When it comes to loading my dishwasher I ALWAYS wash before I wash. And it just can’t be a quick rinse; it has to be washed with dish soap and a scrub brush before it ever enters the dishwasher zone.
  • I try to dust my house once a week and I would be lying if I said that didn’t include all the picture frames.
Now, don’t let me fool you. My house gets dirty. He-llo, have I mentioned that I live with a two year old and a husband that is constantly in the middle of some construction project. And for a while I am okay with the mess.

But then suddenly it hits me and I start to twitch at the state of my house. The dishwasher needs loaded THIS MOMENT and the floors need mopped IMMEDIATELY and HOLY COW how in the world did I let my kitchen chandeliers get SO dirty? If you are in the middle of enjoying a drink you had better get a death grip on that cup ‘cause I will grab it directly from your hand to get it washed RIGHT NOW.

If that doesn’t make you want to come visit, I don’t know what would.

So what about ya’ll, do you have any Monica Moments? Or at least some form of pet peeve? Please, oh please tell me that I’m not the only one.


Jessica said...

And you wonder why you have a hernia!!

Miranda said...

Dear Kim,
Hi. We used to live together so you may remember my Monica Moments. I believe I may have drove one of our roommates to move out...but I can't quite remember. Anywho, now that Nate is 4 years in to being married to me he has realized that I'm never going to stop re-arranging the kitchen in order to make it more "user friendly." Also, I'm never going to stop throwing his stuff away because it "looks like clutter."

Stacey Crandall said...

I think that my husband wishes that I had more "Monica Moments". I do well to not grow mold...JK.. but I think we could all use a little of this in our lives :)

Spencer & Kimberlee said...

I still make Spence indulge in a game of "pertinent/non-pertinent" every now an again just for old time sakes. :)

sarah louise said...

That explains why you didn't give me a straight answer when I asked if you were picky about the way the way you put your dishes in the dishwasher, and then you went outside the whole time I was loading the dishwasher!

I have a lot of Monica Moments (love that term!). However I have had to learn how to let some of them go because the more kids you have the more impossible it gets to keep up with them all.

I am happy that there is another OCD person in the family though!

Spencer & Kimberlee said...

So not even true Sarah! I think Monica herself would have to admit that you did a beautiful job on the dishes. :) Thanks again for your help.

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