Wednesday, January 23, 2008

My House

MEME: My House

I ran across this meme on several sights and thought it was a fun one, so here goes:

What kind of soap is in your shower right now? Plain White Ivory ~ boring!

Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? It's February silly!

What would you change about your living room? I would take out that big picture window and put in one that opens for a little bit of ventilation and I would paint that window wall an ice blue. (Thanks to our big storm, our insurance company is taking care of this for us a little sooner that we planned!)

Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? I AM the dishwasher~ (well, Riff too!)

What is in your fridge? Lots of juice, every kind. Chicken, yogurt, turkey ham, eggs, milk, beer, beer, wine, ketchup...

White or wheat bread? All depends on my mood. Wheat toast is the best, but tuna sandwiches have to be made on fluffy white bread.

What is on top of your refrigerator? Chips ~ fritos, doritos and wavy bbq

What color or design is on your shower curtain? White lacey with a lighthouse design.

How many plants are in your home? One, my plant keeping alive skills leave a lot to be desired.

Is your bed made right now? Halfway, the covers are all pulled up but the pillows aren't tucked in nice and tight like I like them.

Comet or Soft Scrub? Soft Scrub

Is your closet organized? What closet? We haven't built them yet...

Can you describe your flashlight? I just bought one at an estate sale. It's the shiny metal kind from days of old, quite heavy. Love it!

Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home? Glass. I also have some old metal "glasses" that we love to drink out of.

Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now? No, but always do in the summer time. I make Sun Tea all the time.

If you have a garage, is it cluttered? Not if Riff can help it. He trys to keep it clean and organized but there are 3 other people in this house that work against him like crazy.

Curtains or blinds? Curtains~ I don't care for the old mini-blinds but they safe us from roasting right now until we can get those living room windows replaced.

How many pillows do you sleep with? two

Do you sleep with any lights on at night? No, just that silly blue light shining from the Direct TV box. We usually throw a shirt or something over it.

How often do you vacuum? We have all hardwood floors, except in the bedrooms. Ours gets vacuumed once a week, but your guess is as good as mine about those teenagers rooms. Scary!

Standard toothbrush or electric? The old manual kind.

What color is your toothbrush? White and Aqua

Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch? I have a "wipe the mud of your feet" maat~~

What is in your oven right now? Burnt bits of frozen pizza ~ tomorrow though we will be enjoying my Rosemary lemon cookies. Yum!

Is there anything under your bed? books, books, and a warm blankie...

Chore you hate doing the most? Ironing. That's why I don't...

What retro items are in your home? The cabinets, the bathroom, the bathtub, the oil furnace. Our house was built in 1955, so many things are "retro". Decorative retro stuff is all over, since I love it including a very cool red metal retro highchair.

Do you have a separate room that you use as an office? Nope

How many mirrors are in your home? Just three I think...

What color are your walls? Most are a toasted wheat, but I just painted our bedroom a moss green. The kitchen has green wallpaper that has to go someday, but most of the house is in tans, blues, and greens.

What does your home smell like right now? Curry. One of my favorite food smells. I made Pineapple Chicken Curry for dinner. It was awesome!

Favorite candle scent? Fall-y smells like pumpkins spice and gingerbread. I just bought a Chocolate and Cherries candle today.

What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now? Dill. Always dill, never sweet!

What color is your favorite Bible? It's blue with some bible scene's on the front. My Sunday School teacher in Ketchikan, Alaska gave it to me for memorizing some verses.

Ever been on your roof? Not at this house. We just bought it at the end of August. I have scars on my foot from being on Riff's roof when we were just dating. That story is for another time...

Do you own a stereo? Yes. I bought Riff a vintage style stereo for Christmas. It looks like an old phonograph player and actually has a turntable along with the cd player, cassette player and radio.

How many TVs do you have? There are 5 tv's in our house. Ridiculous!

How many house phones? One

Do you have a housekeeper? Yes, ME!

What style do you decorate in? Right now our decorating style is baby. Playpen, walker, toys, blankies. Quite the little Babys R Us style show.

Do you like solid colors or prints in furniture? Generally solids. Depends on the piece.

Is there a smoke detector in your home? Two.

In case of fire, what are the items in your house which you’d grab if you only could make one quick trip? Noah Bean!

I'm not tagging anyone, just join in the fun if you would like!


Jeni said...

Now this was a really interesting meme to read. When I read the question about the shower curtain though, I was thinking to myself about our house here -my answer would have been "Curtain? You have to have a curtain? Tarzan no need curtain. Tarzan have sliding doors. But now and then, you have to have the strength of Tarzan to get the darned thing to stay properly on its track too!" (The "Tarzan no need" bit is from an episode of WKRP in Cincinnati, if you're familiar with that old sit-com. It was a line by Dr. Johnny Fever that my older daughter and I loved then and still do as we will insert that line in a conversation any time we can and then, we will both just convulse in laughing fits - just like we did when we first saw that episode.)

happy zombie said...

I loved this meme Paula! I'm gonna snag from ya. ~SNAG~!

Loved the tour, even though I've had the real life experience (and it's just WONDERFUL!). Your house is filled with love, kindness, laughter, creativity, great food and oh so yummy sights and smells!

Sweet P said...

Your meme was fun to read. I just posted mine. Go check it our.