Mental Mama’s Seven Weeks of Weird has left me baffled. The first three (weird foods you eat, weird things people don’t know about you, weirdest thing you do to relax) were all somewhat challenging, but do-able. As I’ve said before, I didn’t consider myself a very weird person, but I guess I do have my quirks and once I got to writing, it became apparent that I am a little on the cuck0o, if not weird side. I’m leaning more heavily toward cuckoo…maybe I just don’t like the word weird. Semantics, semantics!
Last week saw me in a downturn, so I didn’t get around to Weird Wednesday. I’m gonna double-book this post and do last week’s and this week’s all in one. I’ll try and keep this from turning into a 1500 word essay on why Rosa is weird/cuckoo. (I know, Bradley, 600 words, 600 words). 😀
Last week’s topic challenged me to describe the weirdest routine or habit I have. I don’t think the routine in itself is weird, but it’s how closely I stick to it that might be a bit cuckoo. Now, throwing the last six weeks out the window, I keep a very strict sleep/wake cycle. I have a morning routine and I have a bedtime routine. I’m talking more than just brushing your teeth and washing your face. Certain things are scheduled at certain times and I get slightly distressed if I get off schedule.
It all kicks off when I take my evening meds at 8:00P and ends when I lay down in bed with my Kindle at 9:00P. I “allow” myself to read for an hour, at which point I must try and sleep. In the morning, I rise at a certain time, drink caffeine of some sort, and sort through the Internet until it’s time to get ready for work or do whatever else it is I’m doing that day. I do this every day, and if I don’t, my mood gets seriously thrown off. Schedule and consistency are key to managing bipolar disorder. At least for me.
This week’s topic questioned the writer what the weirdest thing they collect would be. I thought about this for awhile, as I don’t collect figurines of any sort or belly button lint. Then, as I reached for my water, I realized — I collect oversized plastic cups. Yup. That is a little weird, isn’t it? My current favorites are 32 oz double-wall-insulated faux Solo cups. They are AMAZING. They will keep a drink cold from the fridge without ice for hours. They’re a perfect size so you’re not always getting up and refilling. They might just be the perfect cup.
I also have a slew of glasses, and that was at the request of DSB, wh0 couldn’t stand to drink out of plastic. I need to make room for some new plastic cups Mom found for me, and I am seriously thinking about boxing up all the glasses and giving them away. Or at least putting them out in the garage. I have little use for a real glass. They never get clean in the dishwasher, and they break.
So, what’s cuckoo or weird about you? It’s not too late to sign up over at Mama’s!