Definition of anal retentive?

The first definition of anal retentive according to the urban dictionary is: A term used to refer to a person who feels a need to be in control of all aspects of his or her surroundings. Hmmmm, my recently retired husband doesn’t take it that far . . . I don’t think. Since he retired he has been doing projects around the house.  Some . . . most . . . have to do with organizing something or other. Yesterday it was the 300 plus CD’s he’s been collecting since 8 tracks and vinyl records become obsolete.  We now have a bookshelf with all the CD’s in alphabetical order by artist, except for the genre’s, that are kept separate like Jazz, Classical, Christmas.  It made me nervous.  I kept wandering into the room waiting to see what “stuff” of mine was no longer going to have a home. To his credit he put all his CD’s in order, found room for the DVD’s and . . . left a shelf for my music books.  Mind you, said book shelf is in the “music room”.  I was waiting to melt down when my music books ended up no where near the piano or guitar. Alas that did not happen.  I was worried for no reason. I must admit I am just dying to go in there and put a “Billy Joel” CD in the middle of “The Who”.  I will resist that temptation. I think I will enjoy the moment and breathe . . . until the next project. 

One response to “Definition of anal retentive?

  1. Don’t sweat the small stuff. I retired from Teaching History 2 years ago and I still have all my notes and lectutre materials. Holding my breath for the White house to call so I can teach them not to repeat historical mistakes. Don’t get me started .
    As for the father in law driving thing. \,let me know what you find out. I’m in the same boat with my 88 yr old dad .
    I think last year we were neighbors on River rd,but I since moved to Brigantine.

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