February 13, 2008

Mi Casa

Life continues as normal here. Except for the fact that I'm no longer phoning anyone because I'm tired of hearing, "Is there news? Is she born? Are you calling because the baby is here?" before I'm even finished saying, "Hi, it's Heather."

In the absence of anything substantive to say, I'm turning to the house meme, which I've found oddly entertaining on other blogs.

When you walk in your front door, which room do you enter?
Our front door opens into a small entry hall with red walls. To the right is the living room, to the left a set of stairs. Straight ahead you see the sliding glass doors which open from the kitchen onto the deck. I've heard tell it's bad feng shui to have the back door lined up with the front like that. But I enjoy seeing the green outside even as I'm stepping indoors.

Do you have a dishwasher?
Yes. I love it so.

Is your living room carpeted or does it have hardwood floors?
Carpeted. As is the dining room. The genius who did that one clearly never shared a meal with a two-year old.

Do you keep your kitchen knives on the counter or in a drawer?
On the counter in a wood block. Deep down I worry someone will break into our house in the middle of the night, grab a knife out of the block and kill us. I don't know why I don't think they would find them if they were in a drawer. Or bring their own knife.

House, apartment, duplex or trailer?

How many bedrooms is it?
Four, although one we use as an office and one is occupant-less (hopefully only for a few more days).

Gas stove or electric?

Do you have a yard?
Yes, a sort of wide but not deep one with a large deck. We're clueless when it comes to taking care of it. Renting for umpteen years will do that to you.

What size TV is in the living room?
I have no idea. Not huge, but big enough. It was a hand-me-down from my parents. And it's not in the living room, but in the family room downstairs.

Are your plates in the same cupboard as your cups?
The wine glasses share a cabinet with the plates. Drinking glasses and coffee mugs are in a cabinet kitty-corner. We have an absurd number of drinking vessels.

Is there a coffee maker sitting on your kitchen counter?
Yes. T didn't make coffee this morning, so it's cold and lonely. I'm drinking tea instead, as I'm too lazy to make coffee for myself.

What room is your computer in?
Usually the bedroom (it's a laptop).

Are there pictures hanging in your living room?
Yes, several. Each one is connected to a place we've visited or lived. They make me happy.

Are there any themes found in your home?
Not really. The eclecticism of two people who don't have much of an interior design sense?

What kind of laundry detergent do you use?
The high-efficiency fragrance-free liquid stuff from Costco. (And we don't even have a membership there.) Planet powdered detergent for the diapers.

Do you use dryer sheets?
Yes. I thought everyone did?

Curtains in your home?
There are blinds that came with the house on all but one or two of the windows. We're working on curtains.

What color is your fridge?

Is your house clean?
Not unless someone is coming over. I wish it were. It's not dirty. We just can't seem to keep it uncluttered for more than a day or two. Some areas fare better than others.

What room is the most neglected?
Probably the office. And then our bedroom. They're embarrassing.

Are the dishes in your sink/dishwasher clean or dirty?
Dirty. Why would they still be in the dishwasher if they were clean?

How long have you lived in your home?
Just over one year.

Where did you live before?
Under a shady Jacaranda tree in a tiny back house in Los Angeles.

Technically, right before moving here we lived with my parents for four months in my childhood home. But let's not talk about that. (We were all very lovey and civil to one another during, then after we moved out we all admitted we'd never, ever do that again. Except Puppy. He considers it his second home.)

Do you have one of those fluffy toilet lid covers on your toilet?

Hell, no. (No offense to your fluffy cover, of course. I'm sure it's just right for your bathroom.)

Do you have a scale anywhere in your house?

In the master bathroom.

How many mirrors are in your house?
Hm, let's see. One in the main bathroom, two in the master bath. An antique brass one in the entryway. A full-length mirror on the back of our bedroom door from the previous owners. So: five. There is also one in the garage I've been meaning to hang in our bedroom for months. Which will mean four out of six household mirrors are in our bedroom. I may need to reflect (ha, get it?) some on my apparent vanity issues.

Look up. What do you see?
Nasty, nasty popcorn ceiling crap. It's not as bad as some I've seen, but I hate it. Also a ceiling fan.

Do you have a garage?
Yes. We're working hard to sell a refrigerator so we can finally park one of the cars in the garage.


Dawn said...

It is bad feng shui but I hear tell the solution is to hang a crystal between the front and back door, which happens to be a pretty thing to do, too. :)

Lauren said...

LOL I, too, have always been afraid that an intruder would rather help himself to my knives rather than bring his own when he breaks into my house!!!

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