Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Voyeuristic Look at the Author's House

Do you like how I call myself an author? I am rather full of myself.

I can't remember what blog I am stealing this idea from so hopefully I won't get sued. I thought this was a really interesting idea. Give people an idea of how you live. A heavily censored idea of how I live. I am obviously not going to show you the Hot Wheels tire marks on the walls, the stains on the carpet, my disastorous closet, etc. etc.

Below is my laptop, which sits on my couch, which is why it seems like I am always online.

My husband's Aunt made this mirror. She makes beautiful mosaics.

This is the story of my life right here. The never-ending laundry.

This is the "wreck room" and this is spotless for this room.

My husband won't go in here, he says it gives him the hives.

This is the favorite part of my house. This ancient Oak tree is it's own eco-system. Birds and squirrels are all over it all day and I have seen at the base of it's trunk; coyote, deer, wild pig and raccoons. If anything ever happens to this tree I would be devastated.

It was mostly crappy and rainy today so I went on a baking frenzy. I made 3 loaves of bread, these 2 white loaves and a tasty beer bread loaf that I made with a Samuel Adams Honey-Porter. I split open the top, poured on melted butter and baked it for 10 more minutes, yes it does taste insanely good.

The Chron, that's my paper. The Sunday version being the best. Unfortunately they may close down just like other newspapers through the United States.

Here is our piano that nobody plays. It's missing several black keys because that's what happens when you drive a Hot Wheels monster truck across a piano. I will eventually have it repaired and tuned and make somebody take lessons. In the meantime, the lid stays closed. See that gold statue? My husband got that as an award for a public television show that he did. He's so cute.

This is Bekah's kitchen. All 3 kids play with it but Bekah plays with it the most.

Here is the stairs and gate number one. That gate is to keep them from sneaking upstairs.

Here is the view from the top of the stairs and gate number two. This is the gate that keeps them from tumbling down on their noggins. And this view gives you a better idea of the messes we deal with on a daily basis.

This is what we call the maxium security wing for violent offenders. Just kidding. It's where the 3 monkeys reside and this 3rd gate mostly keeps them from harassing us in the middle of the night.

Bekah's bedroom and her butterflies. She has about 5 butterflies hanging from her ceiling and her room is so girly I love it.

Her bedroom makes me really happy.

The boys share a room and it's all Spongebob Squarepants. I love that cartoon and I love those colors.

Here is my unmade bed. I won't even show you my trainwreck of a desk and disastorous walk-in closet.

This is the bath in my bathroom that looks so clean because it never gets used. See that naked figurine? My Grandma painted that.

This is the creek behind our house. You can only see it from our upstairs bedroom window. You can see it from our backyard if it's really high but since we are in a state of emergency because of our drought that hasn't happened lately.

I hope you enjoyed this tour. I am now going to watch a Tivo'ed episode of The Office.


Clare said...

You are on a roll! Sweet! I love this post. I just did a post on lists and The Office is on the top of one of them. Great minds Charlotte.

Charlotte said...

Ha ha how funny, we should be a team.

Barbara said...

Cool getting the walking tour of your house! I'd never seen the kids rooms but everything downstairs I recognized. Cool mosaic mirror thingie, awesome that there is a story behind it.

Charlotte said...

Wow you are going way back in reading my posts. I love getting up in the morning and seeing a bunch of comments.