There is always plenty of disarray around here though - I live with a handyman. But, I'm not complaining about things being in disarray from him working on projects in the house. I can't tell you how lucky we are (or how much money we have saved for that matter) because he can do so much stuff around our house. Weirdly, I'm not nuts about the house STAYING clean. I don't clean with the expectation that things are going to remain pristine, it's just something that needs to be done. It's a good thing too because..........
Pottery room/yarn room in major transition - check
Wonderful porch overlooking our pond turned into a woodworking studio - check
Upstairs bedroom still packed with boxes waiting on shelving to be built - check
Sewing room full of a new disassembled shower waiting to go live in the bathroom - check
Front porch full of pottery making stuff - check
Dye kitchen looking like someone does a lot of dyeing in there - check
However, I still feel the need to sweep the house. Every. Single. Day. I have, however, promised my husband that the first day that I sweep and don't get up 1/2 pound of animal hair -- I will quit sweeping everyday. It hasn't happened yet. Mr. Man does SO MUCH around here for us I guess I just kind of see keeping the house clean as "my thing" that I do for our home. I love cleaning because I just think about how fortunate we are to have this wonderful home to take care of - so I never see it as a burdon at all.
And, I am an organizational addict. My business records are an accountants dream (all records are filed by month and paperclipped in date order). I love lists. I love checking things off of lists. I love Excel and have designed this fancy-schmancy spreadsheet for all our business transactions and ordering that does all kinds of calculations and let's you look at things a zillion different ways. My favorite store in the world is Staples. Seriously. I received an order from them yesterday and one of the things I ordered was magazine holders. I spent time organizing some of my knitting magazines by title and date. See?
I'm fairly certain that I drive my husband nuts.
So, what's my point in telling you all of this? Well, I'm not sure other than as I talk to other knitters it seems a large number of this have these OCD qualities. Not necessarily about cleaning, maybe about other stuff. Let's see how true it is - confess all your OCD qualities right here on my blog.
Let's hear it.