5 After 5, Messy Edition

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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was 5 unique places you've visited and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here.

Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.

And if you've posted your own 5 After 5 list on your blog, I've turned this series into a link party - so be sure to get your own 5 things added below (or leave your answers in today's comments if you're not a blogger).  I loved reading everyone's comments from last week and I really can't wait to see what you share today!

List 5 Messy Things You Enjoy

I'm not so good with messes.  It took me a long time to get over the tornado path that my 1st- and 2nd-graders would cut through my classroom each day.  Eventually, I learned to get over my OCD tendencies a bit there, which often helps me survive life now, since I actually enjoy these five things:

1.  My Hair

Do I enjoy tackling this poofy rag mop each morning?  

I do love my wild, never-been-colored carrot top, but what's up with the straight sections in the front and the rat's nest curls in the back?

No.  It's not my favorite chore, but I do like my locks, once I've wet them down and tamed them with a little hair product in my classic lazy-person's-scrunch-and-go hairstyle.

I'm still trying to come up with a good homemade mousse or gel recipe, so if you know of one, please share!

2.  My Husband

I've obviously lived with my hair my whole life, but it was only when I reached the point of middle-age that this hunky mess-maker moved in, bringing all.his.books. - enough books that no number of bookshelves can ever contain, or their fun cousins, All The Papers:

Believe it or not, this is the most organized things have ever been...

3.  My Daughter

A few years later, we created this little adorable package of personality, who enjoys lining things up and putting them in order, just like her mama, but is also a miniature of her daddy:

It's all books, all the time, in all the places with these two.  I like books just as much as they do, but mine rest calmly on their shelves when I'm not reading them!

4.  Messy Artists

No, I'm not a fan of works by Jackson Pollack, but I could look at George Seurat's so-messy-up-close pointillism all day:


And I can also really get into the weirdo mess that is Hieronymus Bosch:

I probably spent about 80% of my time at the Prado examining all the details of this piece of craziness that believe it or not, is one of my favorite paintings

5.  Messy Food

When we're traveling, there's nothing I get excited about more than fancy-looking food in a cool new restaurant, but at home, I'm a big fan of looks-disgusting-but-tastes delicious fare.  Think a muddy pile of goo will turn me off a meal?  Nope.  Case in point, this delicious sandwich:

It may look ugly, but it is go-o-od!

For next week:

List 5 Pets You Have Had 

We recently had a home visit by a local dog rescue adoption agency, so we've got puppies on the brain right now, as we wait to see who might be soon joining our family.

What's your list?  I'd love to hear!  Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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