learned tonight: there are no rules…

… to life.


… or to handle life’s issues.

One of my blogging friends is in town for a few days.  While out tonight we were talking about our respective ‘ocd’ issues.  We found out we are handling some very similar issues in EXACT opposite ways.

While she is trying to change her ways by letting go a little more and choosing to accept that all things cannot always be in ‘order’ (brave!) … I have been embracing these little quirks for the first time in my life.  Just going with it instead of hiding it and feeling all irritable.  If I feel like straightening the books at Chapters while I pass them, dammit I will.  So there.  If it bothers me that the labels on my files are not in the same font, facing the same way then dammit when I have a second, I will change them.  If Monday mornings it makes me happy to start my week off with a bottle of windex and a roll of paper towel to clean my desk surfaces, then so be it.  If it makes me feel better to get the house all cleaned and in order before I go out the door or relax for the evening then I am going to take the time to do those things.

It was nice to talk to a friend about this.  To recognize there is no right or wrong way to deal with life’s challenges.  That there is no damned rule book – what works for one person may not work for another.

Anyways, because I have written about her fun quirks on here I havent told you which blogging friend she is … if she reads this and comments hopefully she will let you know who she is so you can visit her site too.  She is a beautiful writer.  And person.

Ok, blogging friends, I am off to watch the Samantha Who marathon.  Cute show.  Check it out.

“What if you had the chance to start over, to do it all again? For Samantha Newly (Ms. Applegate), this fantasy becomes a reality after a hit-and-run accident leaves her in an eight-day coma. When she awakens in the hospital, she is surrounded by family and friends. The only problem is that she has no idea who they are – or who she is. Sam quickly discovers she was a horrible person. Vain, selfish and potentially surrounded by far more enemies than friends. She makes a conscious decision to improve herself moving forward. She vows to make better choices, even though her instincts may not always steer her in the right direction …”

I am going to visit all of you on commercial breaks.  I suspect you have all been up to no good!



  1. jlb said,

    December 30, 2007 at 6:44 am

    lol…and yes folks, nerdgirl does straighten the books at chapters as she walks by them. thanks for the compliment. you’re not so bad yourself… 🙂
    btw, i like samantha who too….i think many of us wonder what we would or wouldn’t do if we “had the chance to start over, to do it all again”…i especially like that line about making a conscious decision to move forward…

  2. NerdGirl said,

    December 30, 2007 at 6:58 am

    I do! I do!

    So miss JLB has outed herself so hop on over to her place and give her some love while checking out her stories …

  3. prin said,

    December 30, 2007 at 7:03 am

    There definitely are no rules, but we constantly set so many for ourselves. That’s just another way that dogs remind us they’re superior. 😀

  4. bighair said,

    December 30, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    glad u had fun!

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