Thursday, January 1, 2009
One Less Neurotic Tendancy
OK. If you are finished laughing at my attempt to post these pictures, we can get on with this.
You may all find this hard to believe...but I may have a few "issues". OK, I know, I know.....we all have issues. Perhaps even "neurotic issues". But as of today, I have ONE LESS NEUROTIC ISSUE!
Before I go any farther, I wanted to make sure I was using the word NEUROTIC correctly. I went to dictionary.com and this is what I found out:
1. of, related to or affected with a neurosis.
2. a person suffering with neurosis.
3. a neurotic person.
Why do they do that? If I hadn't already known the definition, do they really think that definition would have helped. OK, in all fairness, they did get a little clearer as I read on....
4. obsessive thoughts.
5. compulsive acts.
6. worries alot.
7. Also called Psychoneurosis.
AND, I suppose it is also a "politically incorrect" term now as it is no longer in scientific or technical use. SO, I went to Psychoneurosis and THAT word is also no longer in scientific or technical use. HHHmmmm.... I think I'll go check out another word....
Nothing about that one no longer being used. I suppose it is still ok to be:
1. Affected by psychosis
2. suffer from psychosis
3. have hallucinations and or delusions
4. unable to think rationally
5. at a loss of contact with reality.
wow....where was all this going....
OH YEAH.......As of today I have ONE LESS NEUROTIC TENDENCY!
Every year it takes hours and hours to take down my Christmas tree. It also takes way too long to put it up, but no where near as long as the taking down. You see, I have an individual box for every single ornament. No, not just the Hallmark or special edition whatever ornaments but EVERY SINGLE ONE. I did a quick count and there are 197 ornaments! If it didn't come in a box, I found one. Then I would write the date, where or who it came from, and a description of the ornament (so I would know which box held which ornament) on each box. (I also date the ornament itself). Can you imagine how long it took to match up the ornament with the correct box at the end of every Christmas season!
Why did I do that?.......How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie pop? The world may never know.
I was talking to Chatty kelly a few weeks ago and she asked me why I put myself through that. I DON'T KNOW!! Very few of the ornaments are worth any thing more than sentimental value and even if they were, I don't plan on selling them. The cotton and tissue paper keeps them from breaking.
So....This year I DID IT! I broke free from one more neurotic issue!! I threw away the boxes (except for the few that had styrofoam to protect the most delicate.
I took all the ornaments off of the tree today, boxed them up for the attic, and the whole process took less than 1 hour!! I used to spend an hour or more a night for about 3 nights!! FREE!!!! YEA!!!
(I told my other sister, ET what I did and she couldn't believe it. WHY WOULD YOU THROW AWAY YOUR BOXES!!!!......I only had a moment of panic....)
P.S. The writer of the above post takes no responsibility for those of you who throw away your boxes and then regrets it. Also, the writer is not saying you are neurotic if you keep your ornaments in boxes.......after all, you may be neurotic whether you throw them away OR keep them.......that's off the record though....After all, I would hate to be politically incorrect!
Happy New Year!!!