Thursday, March 5, 2009


No, not posting a fantastic soup recipe or about how badly I could use some soup right now. No, this post is about obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD. My husband has it. We are lucky he isn't on medication and doesn't have to be treated for it, although in the face of some dire adversity I can imagine we might need to seek help.
The best way for us to deal with the cooky things the OCD bring along is humor! Laugh at it and move on. When it becomes excessive we do have to stop and discuss it. Then get it in check. Mostly though we just laugh. I thought I would share with you a few of the things we laugh at.
Have you seen the soup commercial that is a "taste test" and they are in a field and there are 2 tables and two girls eating soup and a line of people behind them. Then one line of people look at the soup and move over to the other line. We were watching TV and this commercial was apparently the only supporter of this TV show and we seen it like 20 times in an hour. Finally my husband says to me "I am concerned that all those people will be eating out of the same bowl". Then he makes a gagging icky eww face. Then we laughed
We lived in the Seattle area and anywhere we went it was crowded! So every time we would get ready to go somewhere that was bound to be extremely crowded, right before we walked out the door he would have to stop and get a rock out of his sock. You can not imagine how annoying this was to me. He NEVER once found a rock. He would have to change his socks. We would be postponed 20 minutes. One day we goggled OCD to find out more about it. This is one of the signs of it. Now when we shop for socks I ask him to make sure they don't have rocks in them before we buy them and we laugh.
While my aunt was at the house visiting my husband decided to take the dogs out to potty. She stopped mid-sentence and asked me if my husband had locked himself out of the house. I said you can't lock yourself out it is a deadbolt. Then we got back into the conversation and I realized what happened. When he walks out of the house, he locks the door then he pulls on it three times. I told him how I didn't even notice anymore and she mini freaked and we laughed.
He read a book about a leper. In the book the leper had to learn to check that all his body parts were there. No my husband does the same with things in the pockets. He has to randomly stop and check all his pockets and take inventory. I ask him if he has all ten fingers and we laugh.

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  1. Hi, thanks for the recommendation. We had McAfee that detects if there's virus. But, it doesnt say that there's virus. So I'm really confused since the windows pop up only when I drop EC. Anyway, thanks so much.

  2. I recently found your blog on entrecard and I think it is pretty cool. I really enjoyed reading this post!

  3. Funny how you get used to the stuff your family does, and you can't see it anymore.

    I have a friend with a kid with a speech impediment, and when I bring it up, she says I'm nuts. She doesn't notice it.

    Eventually, she noticed it, but she now claims he does it only at our house!

  4. That's so funny! It's good you can both laugh about it.

  5. It is great that you are able to laugh about this rather than getting annoyed. It could cause a problem in your marriage but instead, you have made it something to bond over.


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