Normal or Nuts?

Dr. Keith Ablow of Fox News has a segment called “Normal or Nuts”? that I get to see from time to time which is what made me come up with this blog title…

I’ve pondered some personality quirks that I & my hubby possess and decided that it would be a good question to ask. “Am I normal or nuts?” You see the other day when I was feeling a bit sequestered and suffering a bit of cabin fever I realized that I ALWAYS feel better when I make my bed!! My new comforter

I can be having a troublesome, stressful day and all I really need to do is make my bed and I feel better!! Is that normal or nuts? When I was pondering this, I was thinking about a conversation my younger daughter and I had recently in which she stated that she could lower her stress level by vacuuming her carpet! If her carpet has lines in it from vacuuming she feels better! Is that normal or nuts? LOL

I get so frustrated sometimes with my hubby’s little idiosyncrasies. He is what I would call “very particular” about so many things. If he’s EVER gotten sick after eating at a certain establishment (does not matter if it was 30 years ago and under different ownership/management) he will NEVER eat there again! Normal or Nuts?

The other day we were having a conversation about tennis shoes. You see, he needs new ones really bad. He has been looking for/shopping for new ones for about 3 months now!! (Do they still call them that?) Athletic shoes? Anyway, I digress. He’s looked in several different cities, shopped online etc; and still has no shoes!! He insists on only wearing Reeboks because he gets the best fit from them and feels the most comfortable. He has been this way since I’ve known him (17 years). PARTICULAR!! He won’t spend a whole lot of money (under $100) which also limits his choices!! PARTICULAR!! He has worn the same “model” for several years now and has them in white and black. (Both are wore out). Oh, did I tell you they have to be ALL WHITE? or ALL BLACK? LOL PARTICULAR!! They can’t have a blue stripe, red stripe, green stripe etc; or any other color on them!! Ugh!! He is so darn PICKY!!
Wait a minute – keep reading…I haven’t even gotten to the punch line on this one yet.…so the other day, he thought he had finally found them online and was fixin’ to purchase them…but then he discovered they didn’t have the leather upper, but were canvas. My perplexed state of mind just didn’t understand why that mattered!! My husband replied with, “it’s winter!!” like DUH!! I just didn’t understand that position! Is he NORMAL OR NUTS? or am I? You see, I lived in North Dakota most of my life and always wore canvas tennis shoes! It was snowy, 40 below zero and wet! I get it! But, we live in E. Texas where we rarely get a freezing rain, snow or cold weather! I don’t get it! To top it all off my hubby grew up in Texas, is hot natured and yet he’s worried about his feet getting cold???? NORMAL OR NUTS? Needless to say, he hasn’t purchased any tennis shoes yet!

When he eats potato salad, he wants WARM potato salad and won’t eat it when it’s COLD. NORMAL OR NUTS?? When he eats jelly, he wants it room temperature, not cold out of the fridge…so we just don’t buy it in the jar because once opened it must be refrigerated!! NORMAL OR NUTS??

The reason I like Netflix is because I can watch all episodes in sequential order and not miss one. If I miss one, it really messes with my brain trying to figure out where it left off and what I missed! NORMAL OR NUTS?

I like to do things in order of priority…if I have three sales for quilts, cord covers, embroidered towels etc; I will complete and fill the first one first, the second one second etc; I think that’s pretty NORMAL isn’t it?

This blog would be an exhaustive one if I were to continue…suffice it to say…if I’m NORMAL – that’s great! But, if I’m NUTS…that’s kinda cool too! I don’t really care…now hubby, on the other hand, well I’m stuck with him cause neither of us is going anywhere – so I’ll just choose my battles and the tennis shoe battle is not one I care to quibble about. He’ll find some shoes eventually, and if I stay un-involved I can’t be blamed if they don’t work out! LOL!

P.S. It’s gonna be a good day. My bed is made!!


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. You Can Change Your Spouse
    Dec 20, 2014 @ 20:46:10

    If you want to change, call it nuts. If you don’t, call it normal.


  2. Just a Running Chick
    Dec 20, 2014 @ 22:26:50

    I love a made bed, also! P.S. What about Normal AND Nuts? LOL πŸ˜‰


  3. A.PROMPTreply
    Dec 21, 2014 @ 03:28:35

    OMG. This post of yours almost made me nuts! πŸ™‚ Just kidding. I think you sound pretty normal and your husband is probably normal for a guy…..I am with you on doing things/watching shows in order for sure…..anyway, normal or nuts, I still enjoy you!


    • bittygirl51
      Dec 21, 2014 @ 04:32:40

      LMBO! Thanks for the kind remarks. I’m sure I could have come up with a few more that would have made me sound even more nuts…having all kinds of blog ideas at the most inopportune times..and when I finally get around to writing something I suffer writer’s block! Thanks anyway for being a faithful reader!


  4. Kat
    Dec 21, 2014 @ 12:46:06

    Well, I guess what’s normal for you might be nuts for others? I’m sure people think I’m nuts from time to time and I feel the same about them. It’s all good. πŸ™‚

    And gosh, I love that you used the word “quibble”!! I use it all the time and I never hear it. Ever!


  5. tric
    Dec 21, 2014 @ 16:01:17

    Ah it sounds like you are definitely nuts! My mom and sister have that ‘tidy up something and you feel better’ gene. Sadly no part of me got a tidy gene.
    As I read I could hear my kids comment to me as they always do, ‘Mom you’re mad’. I think we all are a bit nuts at times.


    • bittygirl51
      Dec 21, 2014 @ 18:26:41

      Is that what you call it? I also have the “let’s get organized and you’ll feel better gene”…so that’s what I did after posting. I re-organized my sewing room! I so want December to just go away to never return again. I really hate this month and have always wanted to just disappear off into the woods on Dec. 1 and return Jan. 1. Thanks, Tric for commenting.


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