So, Jessica over at blogspot’s Farm Fresh is holding this new blogfest called It’s Real Life. It’s a glimpse into the daily life of a blogger extraordinaire. The rules are, you take and post photos – SANS PREP – of the following items:
- Your Fridge
Favorite room in your house
What your kids are doing right now
Here’s mine. Some of it’s scary, some not so much.
The outside is ever-changing but constants are the Bean’s baby announcement and letter-magnet-thingy, and my name plate from a former job (title: “People Hater”). Everything else kinds of rotates.
The inside is pretty typical, I guess. Lots of takeout, Diet Coke, baby food jars, milk, condiments and the ever-present BEER.
Yikes! This is pretty bad. But keep in mind, folks – I work full-time, have a one-year old, a husband who works about 60 hours a week and a hopeless blog addiction. Closet time is limited. Basically I throw on whatever I can find and NEVER hang anything up.
3. Kitchen Sink
This is also pretty typical, right down to the cat. (That’s Simon, by the way. For more info on him see my About the Bean and Me page.)
Yikes again! I had to get rid of the toilet seat cover because, well, it’s a long story but trust me, it’s better without. I leave books in the bathroom because the toilet is right next to the tub and I like to read in the tub. This is MY bathroom, Big Bean doesn’t use it unless he has to. For that reason I don’t feel a lot of pressure to keep it neat or clean. (I know you’re thinking to yourself, “No, Really? I never would have guessed!”)
I’m especially proud of the pantyliner wrapper on the floor behind the toilet. So classy.
Extremely unusual right now – ALL of the laundry is done! Except for the linens on the beds and the clothes on our backs, nothing in this house needs to be cleaned at this particular moment. Hooray! But if there was laundry to be done, this is where I would do it. The washer and dryer are in the garage, which is why the walls look so beat up.
(I don’t know why I felt the need to explain that, but I did. I’m feeling a little vulnerable right now.)
6. Favorite Shoes
The heels are mine. They’re about 3 1/2 inches but totally comfortable, I think they’re Aerosoles and they can actually get me through an entire day at work without wanting to cry. (Well, that’s not true exactly, I want to cry most days, it’s just the shoes that are the reason.)
The Crocs belong to the Bean. He wears them ALL the time and they go with just about everything.
7. Favorite Room
My favorite room in the house is the living room. We just painted it (again… We paint a LOT) and I’m really liking the green until I get tired of it and decide to paint yet again. The HD TV is awesome and the couch isn’t the most comfortable in the world but it fits so much better than our enormous last couch and it’s got a little tray that I thought was cheesy when we bought it but now I LOVE because it’s so handy. Thank you, IKEA!
8. What your kids are doing right now
I started taking these pictures right after I put the Bean to bed. I snuck into his room thinking I’d snap a picture of him sleeping, but this is what I got:
I left and came back a little while later, thinking surely he would asleep by now, but this is what I found:
(He did eventually fall asleep. But it took a while.)
9. Self Portrait
The lighting on this came out horribly wrong for some reason, but the more I look at it the more I like it. Yes, I look old and a little haggard, but I love how mortified the Bean looks with his squished little face. He’s so funny.
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