Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dirty Little Secret


I am writing for the Kansas City Star monthly; you can read my latest piece here on what a mess I am.  (Images of new storage solutions from Serena and Lily guest star.)

Image courtesy of Serena and Lily.

7 comments:

rebecca said...

I READ it. I could have WRITTEN it! Our experiences of youth and struggles as adults (and mothers) seem identical - except I'm older now and it's just my husband and I - still dealing with our own "closet messiness".

Kare said...

I am glad you are writing. I think some of us are born organized and some of us aren't. Unfortunately, I fall somewhere in between. Solo, even after my kids are gone, they still come home and leave messes for Mom to straighten up. Five years of college stuff , is what I am dealing with now.
Karen

janie said...

I so enjoy your writing....it's a pleasure to read and thought provocating,in a good way.

jayneonweedstreet said...

Great piece! And I can attest that the methods of lax one day and strict another does not yield results. But I can also observe that the gene wins in the end....witness my son's apartment. Though he lives far off in Santa Fe, I would bet the house that the place is a MESS on any given day!

mary said...

I love this post....brings so many of my personal "issues" to the forefront. I have one child who is a neat-nick; one child who married one; and one who, God only knows how, survives. As for me, I have decided that there must be some creative benefit to being messy, I hope.
I love the S&L baskets, might just have to get a few.
Thanks.
Mary

Karen Albert said...

Patricia, this is moi! However another artist friend is coming over to help me get organized before surgery. She is doing closets!!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Artists Series

Anonymous said...

Great piece and whilst 4 out of 5 of us here are neat freaks there is one, and she knows who she is, with whom I despair. I LOVED your 'instiller of knowledge and neuroses' and 'parenting with a little resolve and a little hypocrisy'. Pure genius.