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Published by Cathy Brockman on

Welcome back to the 52weekMFRWblogchallenge. This weeks topic is Things about me only my family will understand.

Once again I almost skipped this. The only thing I can come up with is I have a weird quirk. When I am cooking and cutting stuff up everything needs to be the same size. No, I don’t measure but I am good with my eyeing it. When I cut up potatoes to boil or veggies for stirfries or stew I line them up and make sure they are very close to the same size. My daughter in law and daughter when they help me cook now know this and try to do the same or let me do it and ignore me.

When I load the dishwasher all the same size plates go on one side, glasses in a row by size. In my cabinet food goes by type ( no I don’t alphabetize).

When we set the table I must have three paper towels and a certain fork. Even my grandkids that set the table know this.  When I eat chips I sort them by size, french fries likewise. then I eat smallest to largest. Like I said I am not sure they understand or humor me,

Do you have quirks only our family understands? Let’s go see what the other authors have to tell us about themselves.



Ellie Mack · 03/09/2018 at 12:55 pm

I would have to give you grief about this – I would point out the potato cube that was point 2 millimeters larger than the others. Only because my OCDness is similar. The hubs has often commented that if he didn’t know better, he’d think it came from a factory because everything is same sized.

    Cathy Brockman · 03/09/2018 at 8:00 pm

    I sure hope I don’t have any larger at least not visibly! I may have a panic attack

Helen Henderson · 03/09/2018 at 1:32 pm

I don’t see what’s so different about cutting same size. It makes things cook quicker. As far as the eating by size? That’s no different than eating by color. That’s my story and I”m sticking to it. 🙂

    Cathy Brockman · 03/09/2018 at 7:59 pm

    Mine too Helen! I never noticed I did it till one day a friend pointed it out teasing me. Lol

Sherry Lewis · 03/09/2018 at 3:03 pm

Is there any other way to store food in a cupboard or load the dishwasher??? I don’tmy chips or fries, but if I have something like M&Ms, you can bet they’re sorted by color!

    Cathy Brockman · 03/09/2018 at 7:57 pm

    Lol Sherry I sort m&ms by color too. And I freak out if I miss one. It’s like “ oh no what do I do., I already ate all the red! My granddaughter is happy to help me out.

Kayelle Allen · 03/10/2018 at 6:21 am

M&Ms are sorted by color. I eat brown first, then orange, yellow, green, blue, and red last. Although just to be daring, sometimes I eat one red then one blue until they’re gone.

    Cathy Brockman · 03/10/2018 at 4:31 pm

    Lol glad I am not the only one! I too eat red last. Today my granddaughter had fruit loops she too has the color coding down pat lol!

Molly Daniels · 03/12/2018 at 4:09 pm

I have certain ways of putting stuff in the dishwasher, and the way the bowls, plates, and cups are arranged in the cabinets. Drives me crazy when the kids and spouse put things away ‘wrong’. Glad I’m not the only one!!!

    Cathy Brockman · 03/12/2018 at 4:11 pm

    I am glad I am not the only one too.

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel · 03/13/2018 at 10:53 am

I make sure my towels hang straight. Sometimes I categorize my clothes in the closet, like tank tops and sweaters, but I’m okay if I get them out of order. I do count things like patterns on doors. So does one of my sons. Enjoyed your post, Cathy.

    Cathy Brockman · 03/13/2018 at 11:29 am

    My towels must be stacked by color too and i forgot about my closet. I sort my clothes tanks..t’s long sleeves, sweaters then by color.I guess I never paid much attention to doors though LOL

Flossie Benton Rogers · 03/16/2018 at 8:48 pm

A little OCD never much hurt anyone! Plus with cooking it’s better to have the chopped items the same size for uniform cooking, yeh?

    Cathy Brockman · 03/16/2018 at 10:25 pm

    Exactly it’s all about consistency lol

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