I am joining in with her new idea of Private Patterns. So after some pondering and procrastination I have settled on my first topic for this interesting new meme.
|I love how Julie makes these fab photo collages.|
I hold my hand up to admit that I am most DEFINITELY not a very tidy or organised person. I am quite able to find some very good excuses to avoid housework - and despite my best intentions (and a near daily blitz) my work desk is often lost beneath a pile of paper!
I probably veer more towards hoarding than being OCD, but I do have one or two peculiarities. Or at least one or two I shall admit to in such a public arena.
As a maths teacher I don't get out the coloured pencils, or Berol felt pens, too often but I do have a small stock of each. What I can't abide is when the kids put any old colour of lid back on the felt tips.
I'm sorry but if it is an orange felt, with an orange base then the lid ALSO needs to be orange. So I have to then spend 10 minutes reuniting lids with appropriately coloured barrels.
And just as bad are broken and worn down colouring (or normal) pencils. I understand that occasionally a lead will break - although where teenager boys are involved it seems to be a little more frequent than normal circumstances would dictate.
It irritates me immensely when they are just returned to the box, instead of being nicely sharpened first. I think I need to buy one of those huge sharpeners with the 'pincer' clip that you squeeze to hold the pencil in place and the handle you turn to sharpen the pencil - in fact when I press 'publish' I will be off to browse online for said item.
I am feeling itchy and twitchy just at the thought of blunt pencils! And yet I can happily ignore a pile of ironing or clutter in a corner.
Thank you (I think) Julie, for suggesting this interesting idea, and thank you if you've popped by and actually read this to the end,