My birthday is a week away. I am feeling excited about this one. Maybe because there are so many new things coming my way. It may be just because it is a number that is divisible by 3, 5, 6, 9, and 15. I like things that have a kind of symmetry to them, order and systems. That's not to say that my house is in order. No, far from it. But I do like to put certain things in order.
My CD's are alphabetized in my album. I have not had the time to alphabetize my books since I moved in here, so I don't look at the shelf where they because that is a multiple day project and I haven't had the time yet. I did put some on the shelf according to size.
When I worked at Fashion Barn, I learned about colorizing the clothes: whites, then beige, yellow to orange, reds move into purples, and so on. That was my favorite thing to do in the store, and now I do it in my closets. I decide fabric types, length of sleeves, casual or dressy, then I colorize them. I feel better knowing that I will find my white long-sleeved dress shirt on the left end of my closet.
One day while I was in college, my roommate Cheryl noticed that I had stacked all of the coins on the table into types. She didn't know that I put them in chronological order within the groups. She did, however, place a pile of tangled necklaces on the table just to see what would happen. By the end of the day, I had them untangled and lined up according to the length of the chain and pendant types.
I know it sounds bad, but I'm not like that guy in Sleeping With The Enemy. I don't insist that anyone else do this. I have even relaxed about it a bit. Well, not really. I was going to say that there were some things that I don't put in order anymore, but as I sat here, I couldn't think of anything. I mean, Adama puts the clothes in the closet sometimes, and I have only changed where they were a couple of times. Okay, I am looking around the room realizing that the DVD's are in alphabetical order in the cabinet and that I just reorganized the shelves in the kitchen.
The time I spend doing this things could be put to better use I am sure. Just can't think of how right now.