Tuesday, October 16, 2007

three quarters


October is 'show us your abode' month, at least for some of us. I hadn't jumped in yet but here is a start.

From this view taken from the upper corner of my kitchen, you can see about three quarters of our home. Our home is quite petite, about 925 square feet. Starting all the way up in the left hand corner, you can see the hub's and my room (also seen in greater detail here). A couple of hall closets later (please ignore the unfinished baseboards from the big Pergo madness of 5 years ago) and you are in the living/dining/kitchen/office/play area. The tv cabinet is actually open today as the kid has the croup. And let me tell you, I usually shy far away from the tv but after yesterday's extremely intense child and mother meltdowns, the tv is my very bestest friend in the world. And so is my mother, who took over watching her for this afternoon and who also gave me the very bestest pep talk in the world. Today, I still am having remnants of the anxiety attack that launched itself upon me. Ugh. But on to the house!

Beyond the tv (and if you can get past that cute Nora dog), you can see hubby's office nook and his lovely Taylor guitar hanging on the wall. He's been pretty busy (and exhausted) with teaching so he hasn't been playing as much as I'd like...it soothes my soul to hear him play. Making your way around the room, you hit my desk and the slightly feral Kiko dog who looks very much like this dog. Barely in the photo is our little piano that we bought when I swore that I'd have enough time to learn to play it in between doing schoolwork, housework, yardwork and sleeping. I can hunt and peck a few Christmas songs. Not bad eh? Also on the edge of this photo is a painting by our kooky friend, Paul. Missing from the photo is the door, my newly cleaned and organized craft (aka crap) closet, and the fireplace (aka pellet stove). You can see the croupy tot on the couch. You can almost make out the clouds of dog hair on the rug. But you can't feel how this little house manages to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome when they enter. As much I say I want a different house, I love it.

7 comments:

Cathy said...

Your home is so warm and real. Thanks for sharing it. Seeing the way people live lets you feel like you know them better.

Don't let the croup get you down, it's fairly temporary, although annoying. My son had it often as a child. You feel so sorry for them and helpless 'cause you can't fix it for them.

madre adoptiva said...

I love your home. It's so much more than a house. You've made it truly a home... so warm and comfy.

Nessie Noodle said...

I have been thinking alot about houses/homes and i am yearning for one with only 3 digits of square feet- one that I don't feel so lost in and where we are encouraged to interact and plan and organize around each other and the things we do. This looks like a great space...
hope your day is going better today.

Rebecca said...

it is? uh oh. well. i guess i'll sit this one out. my abode is a clutterzone. would rather everyone keep their non-cluttery impressions of my online persona just that way!

Ani said...

thanks, everyone! i do love our little abode. a 1/2 bath extra would be cool as would a room for an office but i think we've made this space work pretty well.

the tot--still vacillating between a squeek and a smoker of 30 years.

lol, Rebecca!

emily said...

love the house. love seeing the house. love the yellow walls. can't find the missing baseboards. my husband plays guitar, too. so sad that little one is croupy. and can imagine how you might feel. i hope you're wrapped up cozy in your next, recovering, all of you.

**camera shy momma** said...

thanks for the window into your home! we live in the same square footage! tiny dwellers we are. (know what you mean about maybe a 1/2 bath more would be nice, especially at 8am!)

hope the croup has gotten better for your kidlet!