Jenny tagged me

What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now?
In my bathtub? Body wash stuff that the boys use. In my shower? A round rose scented soap and a bar of Dove unscented.

Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator?
No. It's clementine weather.

What would you change about your living room?
I'd figure out where THE HECK the Christmas tree is going to go.

Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty?
Clean. I remembered to turn it on before we went to bed.

What is in your fridge?
Lots of beverages, some leftover Cuban food from last weekend and the whole butter/eggs/milk line-up. Dozens of condiments.

White or wheat bread?
Wheat, but not rustic wheat. The boys need wheat bread that feels like white bread.

What is on top of your refrigerator?
The ceiling.

What color or design is on your shower curtain?
It's white with lots of pin tucks. I'm thinking of replacing it.

How many plants are in your home?
Two. A small fern-like thing in the kitchen and my lemon tree which is where the Christmas tree usually goes.

Is your bed made right now?

Comet or Soft Scrub?
Comet and Bon Ami.

Is your closet organized?
Pretty much, but I do need to put the skirts next to each other.

Can you describe your flashlight?
My flashlight is a Russian job. It's hysterically funny to use because it's loud and there's no way anyone could sneak around with it.

Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home?
I drink Ito En Tea's Tea all day long, straight from the plastic bottle.

Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now?
No. Those days are over.

If you have a garage, is it cluttered?
Very cluttered. As is the totally half finished basement.

Curtains or blinds?

How many pillows do you sleep with?

Do you sleep with any lights on at night?
We leave the dining room light on very low until everyone is home. The last person in shuts it off.

How often do you vacuum?
Once or twice a week.

Standard toothbrush or electric?
Standard. Hmm. I never thought of the opposite of electric as being 'standard.'

What color is your toothbrush?
Green and clear.

Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch?
I have a 4 x 6 sisal rug on the front porch.

What is in your oven right now?
The racks.

Is there anything under your bed?
There are two of those under-the-bed storage boxes under my bed. One has mailing and wrapping supplies in it and the other is full of books.

Chore you hate doing the most?
Mopping the floor.

What retro items are in your home?
The 1936 telephone in the living room. I'm not into retro so much.

Do you have a separate room that you use as an office?
We have a sound-proof room in the basement that is equipped as an editing suite for K's work. We call it the office.

How many mirrors are in your home?

Jenny deleted a question here, so we'll all have to deal with it.

What color are your walls?
Living room - Partridge Rock Brown, Dining room - Sargeant's Trail, Kitchen - that Province-y yellow.

Do you keep any kind of protection weapons in your home?
We keep Oldest in our home. I suggest you don't attempt breaking in as he has a very strong protective streak and can be feisty.

What does your home smell like right now?
Coffee, fabric softener.

Favorite candle scent?
Piney, cedarish, woodsy stuff.

What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now?
Garlic dills.

What color is your favorite Bible?
I don't have a favorite Bible.

Ever been on your roof?
I don't think so, but I'd like to go up there - we have one section of flat roof and I'd like to see what the view is like.

Do you own a stereo?
Like and old-fashioned kind of stereo, with a turntable and receiver? No.

How many TVs do you have?
Five? Ten? No clue. Four are actually hooked up.

How many house phones?

Do you have a housekeeper?
Aside from me? No.

What style do you decorate in?
Comfortable? I don't know what to call it.

Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints?

Is there a smoke detector in your home?
There are a few. There are a couple of carbon monoxide detectors too.

In case of fire, what are the items in your house which you’d grab if you only could make one quick trip?
Laptops I guess. Nothing really springs to mind aside from children and the dog.


Unknown said…
I hate mopping the floor, too.
Anonymous said…
Mopping. BLEAH.
And I noticed you would grab the dog. Interesting.
The office sounds very intriguing.
Annagrace said…
But what is your favorite colored Bible? That was the best question by far. You could have said the one with the hunting stains--but then, you are a better person than I.
KPB said…
Annagrace - hahahaha. The one with the hunting stains. Funny.

I'm going to do this as my see-ya NABLAPOMOBLOME.
Anonymous said…
First, let me say I am happy to hear that you WOULD take the dog.

Second, I don't know why, but I assumed you to be a bed maker.

Third, Woodsy, Pine-y yes. Have that Winter candle from W-S by me as I speak.

Forth, I am so ready to change the shower curtain but can't find one I love to go with the loudish Italian tile in my bathroom. Perhaps this is where I may need your sage words of wisdom.

Fifth, we rearranged the entire upstairs living room last week to make a home for the tree. We still need to move the wine cage, but it had been a large issue. Mostly convincing my resistant to change husband that things needed rearranging.

Last, the entire bottom shelf of the fridge is condiments and half of the spare fridge upstairs. It is a D-i-s-e-a-s-e
jenny said…
I just rearranged my living room a few weeks ago and have just realized that it will all have to be put back to make room for the tree. Good times.

Knowing your dog, she probably started the fire while playing with some matches she found in your purse. She is cute though...
Anonymous said…
Considering your ambivilent feelings towards the dog, I'm happy you would consider rescueing her.

Also, housekeeper? Yep, it's me...
MsCellania said…
I am stealing this as I have been totally lacking in content (as in CONtent, not conTENT, of which I have been enormously lately) since early October.
I love that Oldest is your WatchDawg. At least he's useful! And Middle is So Handsome in his license fetching picture.
Mary said…
I do like comfortable as a decorating style.
Suse said…
I just sprayed my screen with red wine when I came to the question about your favourite Bible and what colour it is.

You only said you'd grab the dog so you don't get Babelbabe's hostile commenter, didn't you? Confess.
cbahm said…
Fun meme! I posted answers on one of my blogs too:

I'm enjoying your blog, btw.

- Carolyn B.