Blog This Challenge 54: My Daily Quirks

Blog This Challenge 54: My Daily Quirks – Share with your readers three things you do every day without fail. Your little quirks.

Or focus on one.  How did you come to do it/them?

Does anyone think it’s funny or strange? Do YOU love it or not?

When I read about this challenge I started to laugh as I had only recently blogged about one of my quirks, washing dishes. I am a self-confessed perfectionist. Ok, I lie, other people do notice that I am a perfectionist and when I went through the daily things I tend to do I thought people are going to think I’m either OCD or insane.

So, here are 3 of my daily quirks:

1. I line up my furniture – This quirk nearly ruined my relationship with my Husband until I put my foot down and told him that he had to stop moving things or I was going to go mental 😛 The dining table is set specifically on the right tile so the chairs line up around it on the grout lines. The lounge is perfectly lined up along the tiles and the coffee table is centred on the rug which lines up with the lounge. Every rug in my house cannot be out of alignment. When making the bed all the pillows and cushions must be perfectly in line with each other and don’t get me started on the blinds and curtains. I open them and close them in the same way and I have particular blinds that open more than others and the Husband will always close them the opposite way to test how long it will take me to notice which is always right away. Everything in my home has its place, even the dog and cat bowls line up so they don’t get out of it either!

2. My bedside table clock has to be at least 10 minutes fast – This one is one thing that the Husband cannot understand but it just works for me. We have been together for 12 years and he still asks me what the time is even though my clock has always been 10 minutes fast. He keeps asking why I just don’t move it to the “normal” time but for as long as I can remember I have had it set that way. I am a snooze button-a-holic and the “10 minutes extra” just helps me 🙂 I set the clock at a specific time so I can keep hitting the snooze button until the time I have to get up.

3. Coffee – I cannot begin the day without it. Every one around me knows not to even start a conversation with me until I have had that caffeine hit. I wouldn’t be able to survive a whole day without it. My coffee machine is even programmed to turn on when my alarm goes off.

Before I met my Husband I was extremely strict in my routines and how I did things in my life but have had to compromise for his sanity and my own but there is still plenty of Bree Van de Kamp (Hodge) in me 🙂

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