You know those houses that are crazy neat. And make you feel a little uncomfortable. Like you keep looking around wondering, “Where are their bills and other papers? Where is their stuff? Have they hidden it? Or have they reached some celestial level of organization where stuff ceases to exist?!”
Now a few people who have known me for many years are thinking right now, “Kelcey – that’s you. You are one of those people.”
And it’s true that I am generally neat. But to prove I’m not one of these insanely neat people, let me show you a few photos.
We still haven’t opened this box from when we moved back to our house almost three months ago. It just sits in our hall – begging to be noticed.
These are my bills and other papers lying in my kitchen…
And this is my house during the day…
Sadly, that is not the playroom.
And my attic. Well, that place needs a major intervention.
So I always sort of appreciate it when I go into someone’s house and it’s a little imperfect.
Which is why I was truly grateful when Rick and I stayed with a friend of his from high school and she had this beautiful photo of her family up on the mantel.
Except that’s not her family.
It’s the picture that came with the frame. And it’s been sitting like that on her mantel since December.
I really hope that photo is still there the next time we visit.
mama bird notes:
Do you live in NYC? I was invited to see The Amazing Max over the weekend at the Manhattan Movement & Arts Center on West 60th. This guy is a little nuts and totally awesome. I have three words for you: Telepathic Stuffed Piglet. Reason alone to go see this show. Some of his tricks are really… well, amazing. And he’s super funny. My girls loved it. You don’t think I went alone, did you?! The show just got extended through June so go get tickets. See, now you have something to do in the cold!