This is kind of a silly and utterly vain post about some peculiarities people (in this case moi) have.
My house may be in shambles, cluttered or dirty, but one thing keeps me going to the sink many times a day. Really I'm not exaggerating, but is to clean one of my brushes. Because... that's where the buck stops for me!
On an average, I use at least six brushes for a small painting, and more for bigger paintings. That's why before I start painting, I clean out the sink! Why?
Because I don't know which chemicals are in the paint, even watercolor paint, like the manganese color, is not something you want to collide with your chemistry:)
Of course this also means that I need to clean my hands with water and soap,
every time after I clean my brush (sigh).
So my list is
During my students days, I complained one day that my house was so dirty and I had no time to clean. My hubby who renovated people's houses then, assured me that it wasn't that bad.
Then he told me about some people, undoubtedly millionaires because the neighborhood they live in. He shared that he had worked in houses where there were little paths cleared in the rooms, making them look like a maze.
"But that can't be", I protested. They have a maid, don't they?"
"Yes they do," he responded.
"So, what the maid do then?"
"Cooking, doing groceries, etc."
"They don't want their stuff to be touched, because they know where everything is."
I shook my head in amazement, and said something to the effect that I couldn't live like that.
Another peculiarity is that as long as my feet are clean, I'm fine. I can't stand dirty feet. I'm okay at the beach, but when back home, the first thing to do is to head for the shower.
And...when my hair is in shambles, I feel like I'm in shambles.
So, not clean, but looking good... which sent me to the hair stylist this week. And it better be a good hair cut, for I don't even want to tell you how much they (generally) cost in Los Angeles.
Some of you may begin to wonder....no, I'm not an obsessive-compulsive. At least not outside the "normal" range.
The rest? Can be stained or old and reasonably clean (as long as no mold is growing!)
What is your absolutely must-be-clean (or good looking) thing?