9/19/2007

the clean gene

I am obsessed and have been my whole life with keeping everything around me clean and organized! It's my mission to be sure that everything is in order. They'll be no relaxing, no sleeping, no scrapbooking, no hanging out with friends, no grocery shopping, pretty much no leaving the place until my entire house is picked up, clean, and organized. I don't think I've gone to bed a single night of my married life with dirty dishes left in the sink...it just disgusts me! I've been diagnosed by many around me with OCD. I'm sure I've got it somewhat. There's no need to see a doctor about it, I could diagnose myself on this one.

As you can see it didn't come from within, it came from the woman who raised me! No matter if she's at her own house or someone else's she's on a mission to clean and organize too! I'm pretty sure I ate and drank a fair amount of Windex growing up because Mom was always right there spraying it on the counter before I was even done eating. Don't ever leave a drink laying around at her house, old or new it will be dumped down the sink and in the dishwasher in 2 minutes flat.

Thanks and no thanks, Mom! I love my neat and organized life, but I consider myself nuts as well.

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

LOL...I am the EXACT same way!

Salmans said...

send a little OCD my way. I've had the same dishes in the sink since monday. :)

pamo said...

how can you stand me?

arianne said...

i know send that my way too! I need to be more orgainzed. i feel like I have been very lazy today!!

Jessie said...

I can stand you because I can help you. It's nice to be needed from time to time.

Oh, and believe me ladies, sometimes it's not fun to have this "illness". I honestly can't function in dirtiness!

Keely said...

2 comments, First, I definitely did not get this gene. Second, I think it will change with babe number two. Third, I think its okay that you are like this b/c when I was at your house I witnessed you let your clean child with clean clothes walk around your clean house with a CHOCOLATE ICED DONUT! I guess that is 3 comments.

Bevhole said...

Jessie when i get into a house can I watch Henry in exchange for some house cleaning/organizing?
:)
(katie)

Jessie said...

Of course, Katie! You better be moving out here towards us then!

bjean said...

Jessie. Crazy clean is better than crazy dirty. P.S. I like how your link to my blog is the singular "william" as there is only one of me. ;)

Jessie said...

Hey, Beck...I'm glad you noticed! Pam thought I just misspelled it. The look of "Becky" just seemed so out of place (my OCD is speaking).

katieandkelly said...

That picture is so cute! And the view out the window is spectacular.....I bet it is even better through a clean window!

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