Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Tag: A Closer Look Meme

I can thank (?) Tristi for tagging me on this um . . . delightful . . . meme. :)

Here we go:

1) My kitchen sink

Amazingly enough, when I went around taking these pictures, the sink was empty. Shocker. It obviously could use a good scrubbing, but hey, no complaints. Having it this clean isn't the norm.

2) The inside of my fridge:

Like Josi, I'm a milk snob. My kids are so used to the natural, hormone-free stuff that they will not drink the store-bought gunk if we run out before milk day. Good thing we only go through about 2 gallons a week. I love the stainless steel, even if it gets covered with kiddie fingerprints a bit too easily.

3) My favorite shoes:

I'm not much of a shoe person, really, but I've the most extraordinary luck at D.I. Seriously, it's scary the things I've found there. I got all three of these pairs there, for somewhere around four bucks a pop. How lucky am I?! I KNOW! I adore the black ankle boots on the bottom right and wear them a ton at author events. The other two pairs are way cute, but you really need the right outfit to pull them off, so I don't wear them that often.

4) My closet:

I've never had such a great closet before, not in the two apartments, small house, and then townhouse we lived in before. It's a walk-in, and this is my side of it. Not the most organized, but hey, it's got room, and I love it.

5) The laundry pile:

Not too bad today. The basket on the right is even empty. Be impressed.

6) What my kids are doing right now and

7) My favorite room:

Actually, this is my second favorite room, because my new office just earned the "favorite" title. But I'm not posting that here; it deserves its own post! So here's our great room, somewhat cluttered, right before dinner. This is the thing that sold me on this floor plan in the first place: it's big, it's roomy, and there's lots of gathering space for the family. And I got my dream cupboards. Aren't they gorgeous?! The kids are at the table waiting for me to stop snapping pictures so they can eat already.

The blinds are all closed, because when they're open, there's too much glare for a picture. There's a stray "Happy Birthday" balloon at the top of the cupboards. Ignore that. But take a look at the left side. See that rocking chair (yeah, the thing with the skee-wampus cushion)? That's the same rocking chair I was rocked in as a baby, and I rocked all of mine in it too.

8) My most recent purchase:

I'm assuming this doesn't mean shampoo and apples at the grocery store. This is the runner rug in my new office. (I promise, I promise. More pictures forthcoming in their own post!) I think the rug is bea-u-ti-ful. And it was even on sale. Boo-yah.

9) My fantasy vacation:
I actually have two. In college, I wanted, oh so bad, to go on BYU's London semester abroad. But alas, I didn't get to walk where the Brontes walked or see the Globe Theater or any of that stuff.

The other is (no surprise to my long-time readers) a trip through LM Montgomery-land, including her homes in Norval, Leaskdale, and Toronto where she did most of her writing. (This is the Leaskdale manse where she lived for several years.)

10) Self-portrait:

Scary. I have no words.

As for the tagging:

Don, because I haven't seen a guy do this one yet.

And Jenna, because I want to see her pictures.


Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Oooo...I like your laundry organizing system. Oh sweetie! I want a shelf above my washer/dryer!

You're so cute, Annette. Love this meme.

Karlene said...

I too have gotten some of the coolest shoes at D.I. :)

Don said...

OK - I've done my duty.

Jenna said...

Oh, crap. I was hoping to slide under the radar on this one when I saw Josi do it. Fine, fine. It will be my post for tomorrow. But don't get excited. Must go clean my kitchen sink first...

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thanks for being a good sport, Annette -- Danyelle made me do it and I have to agree, it wasn't pleasant but actually turned out kinda fun.

And those are some seriously wicked red shoes.

Randi said...

Hey, I really like that runner rug! Where did you find it?

Annette Lyon said...

Thanks! Got it at KOHL's. I like it too. :)

Janette Rallison said...

Everyone's sink is cleaner than mine!

Julie Q. said...

I'm with you. D.I. has the best shoe selection. I was just there yesterday and while I didn't really look in the adult section this time, I found 3 darling pairs for my daughter--all $3 each. I'm afraid I'm turning her into a shoe horse.

Julie Q. said...

Oh, and I love the self-portrait! You crack me up.

Jami said...

DI is an amazing place. Goodwill too. They have the free gladware that lunch meat comes in marked at 49 cents and a two hundred dollar dress for five bucks. Books too. They price outdated packets of church pamphlets at two dollars and rare first editions at fifty cents. I love it.

I admire you for your bravery (and your clean house). Photos of the house as it is right now. Wow. Not me. Not now. Not ever.

Thanks for visiting my little bloggy.

Unknown said...

hilarious self portrait :)

put it on a book of yours, haha


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