Wednesday, December 28, 2011


 The phone is here somewhere
Black marker on notebook paper
7 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(Can you find the phone, and the glasses?)
One of the few demons in my life is clutter.
Combine a lack of time with many interests
and the result can be clutter.  I was thinking
about it the other day, because it's a scramble
when the wonderful women who clean for
us come to make everything supremely
tidy.  Most of the problems result from art -
creating paintings in a home studio, and reading.
We read so many books and magazines.
This drawing is of my bedside table, with the
drawer open.

Today the cleaners cleaned the entire house,
not just the two floors they normally handle.
(We have three and they do the main floor and
the upstairs one time, and the main floor and
basement the next.) It was a special pre-New Years
clean sweep.We are looking very tiddly here --
even the bedside table.  Just don't inspect our
cupboards and drawers -- aieee.  Too funny.

Have a getting-things-tidy day.

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