There is a hilarious article in the New York Times Home Section regarding the holidays and those obsessed with cooking, cleaning and decorating. They feature various individuals discussing their obsessions. I think I found a little bit of myself in Bob Richter’s decorating the tree and bulb placement. I have secretly obsessed over where certain ornaments will go and do have specific ones that only I can put on the tree. I know, I know…crazy right? What caught my attention was Mary McDonald on the front page. She was displaying her candy table. Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out as a blogger who to enlarge my pictures without cutting them off…so be sure to click over to the link above or pick up a copy of today’s NY Times. Oh how she decorated this table. Look at the licorice with the marshmallows in the middle coming out of the silver urn, the candy canes, and all the colorful candle in various displays…it makes you feel like you are with Santa’s little elves in the North Pole or Candy Land. Can you imagine kids eating this candy? Can you say…OMG…sugar high for days! Or adults, as she says with sugar and red wine….? She even jokes about when people start to eat how it messes up the display. Trust me, been there done that.
I think anyone that loves design, entertaining, or cooking will secretly find a little bit of themselves in one of these people. I had to say I was cracking up. Are you OCD during the holidays? You have to read the article…the lady that covers her stove and counter with tin foil made me laugh. Why? Because two years in a row, I was baking pies and I covered my kitchen counters (tiled) with saran wrap prior to making my pie crust. Why? Because I hated cleaning the flour out of the grout after and it took forever. This way…I simply peeled the saran off the counter and presto magic, I had clean counters. I know, I’m a freak. What can I say? But it worked. Do you have any secret obsessions during the holidays? I’d love to hear them.
Photo Credit: Kevin Scanlon For NY Times
Hope your compulsive, OCD, crazy selves are enjoying the holidays and you relax just a little bit. For those of your that aren’t, I applaud you!