Messy Monday: Have you tried the Mount Vernon method?


I’ve been nursing a nasty case of the swine flu for the past nine days.  Well, I haven’t been tested, but I’m pretty certain it’s some variety of the porker’s plague.

A friend went to the library for me and checked out enough reading materials to last until next year’s flu season.  Along with the requisite murder mysteries and gardening books, there were a few self help books, the topics of which should probably have offended me.

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Are you a “messie” or a “cleanie”?

messy room

I received a cute note from a reader today which was hugely enlightening. Here’s how it went:

“After reading your yesterday’s column, I decided that you need a couple of “sayings” that have been on my refrigerator for years:messies manual


She bought a book to organize,

To change her messy way;

But first she has to find the book

That she misplaced today.

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.”

And, by the way, I have the following if you ever need some reading material:

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