Monday, July 6, 2009


SO, new guilty pleasure...Obsessed. I think it comes on TLC. I know it seems I watch a lot of TV and normally, I don't. I just have Lost (when it's on) and Wipeout and The Office. But when you're couch-ridden for fear of upchucking all of the food you've eaten that day (which inevitably happens anyway), you tend to just flip through the channels a lot. And this weekend, I came across Obsessed. It's kind of like Intervention, but better. It's about these people with different OCD habits...some of them are funny, some of them not so funny. Some of them seem a little extreme to me, but I know it's a real thing and people can't explain it and they have to deal with it. But since I was watching it by myself, I giggled a few times...ONLY at the girl who didn't like her mom or her brother's hands. I know she struggled with it and they ended up being able to help her and it ended great and everybody was happy. It's a very interesting show.

I have some OCD tendencies. I think everybody has their own quirks and weird things they do that are slightly OCD. Doesn't make you OCD, just makes you funny. I knew a guy once that gave point values to words on bottled drinks depending on how many inside and outside edges each letter had. I'm a neat freak. Things on my desk have to be lined up just right. That's kind of a normal one, though. I like to step on cracks in pavement. But, right in the center of my foot. When I'm walking on a trail in the woods, I like to step on rocks and roots right in the center of my foot. I have no idea why. I just like to. I like to make price points or digital alarm clocks or digital odometers match up numerically somehow. For easy one...if the time is 5:32...then I'm good. Because, 5 is 5 and 3+2 is 5. So, it balances out. If a price on an item is $6.99...I have to work with it a little bit. But, I can usually figure something out. 9+9 is 18 and the $ sign and the decimal point both count as 1 point and the number 6 counts as 1 point, so that's 3 points on the left side of the price, and 6 x 3 is 18 so VOILA! It works. Wow, I sound a little bit crazy. But, you get the idea. 

So, do you have any weird little things you do? You know you do. Don't try to hide it. That's another symptom of OCD...trying to hide it. 

Well, I have another ultrasound today and I am super excited about it. I'm also hoping that Dr. Mac has a super amazing miracle pill I don't know about that can cure me of this nausea. Oh, and believe me, I've tried everything. Ginger, ginger pills, real ginger ale (thank you, sweet Brandi!), Emetrol, eating crackers when I first wake up (gag), taking my vitamins at night, eating several small meals throughout the day, Preggie Pops, Preggie Pop Drops (which, by the way, is just candy...CANDY. I could have bought Lifesavers...blast you, have tried everything. So, please dear Lord, let there be something I don't know about. I go to bed around 8:30's the only rest I get. It's so sad...I'm like 109-year old Ruth. Oh well...I know it'll be worth day. 


  1. Good luck at the doctor's today. I have some OCD tendencies. For example, I load the dishwasher a certain way. All of the spoons are in one place, forks in another, and so on. I even go behind my husband when he loads the dishwasher to make sure it's my way. I don't say anything to him about it though. Wow, writing it out really makes me seem a little crazy too! :)

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  3. I feel like I know this child prodigy/man genius who gives point values to words. His first name is worth 8 points according to the scoring system...

  4. and my odometer on my car today said 27270 and i freaked out because that is a repeat and it is a repeat of highway 27 which is the highway that we live on and 27 is an odd number and i LOVE odd numbers. they are the best!!

  5. A friend mentioned these all natural prenatal vitamins that have been great for her (and her doc approved them, no problem)....Rainbow Light Prenatal 1 (target or online). I can't imagine how much change your body is going through thus resulting in nausea. :( At least you can take heart that this pregnancy is going "well" so far since you are continually showing signs of being pregnant...

    My OCD: I count how many times someone knocks on a door. (On TV, in person, wherever). Not when I do it, just when other people knock...weird.


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