Thursday, May 21, 2009

Show Us Where You Live aka Just Keeping It Real


This week's edition of Show Us Where You Live focuses on the dining room. I'm sure that lots of people will be putting up pictures of their beautiful, put together dining room.

Not me.

Remember way back when we started our home remodel? I can't as I have locked those unpleasant memories far, far away

We, as in ALL of us, lived in 1000 square feet for nine very long months of total H E double hockey sticks. I am proud to say that when the dust cleared, we were all still alive.

The builders kept warning us, over and over, that adding on to the house to the degree that we were doing would cause most ordinary couples to divorce. I'm pretty sure that we did okay. We welcomed our daughter, Lillian nine months later. ahem...

However, since we are still suffering from PTSD so busy, we have yet to remodel the rest of the house.

Therefore, my dining room is still in it's before state. We will be removing the old hutch, all the sheet rock and the popcorn ceiling. We already have the travertine flooring purchased and the windows are installed. So, getting there... very, very slow

In the meantime, please enjoy the original aqua walls (over plaster and lathe), linoleum flooring (that I have painted over), and sheer curtains that are stapled to the wall. I've moved the table over to the side just in case you would like to run through the room with your toy car. I'm nice like that.

Just keeping it real and not afraid of it.



P.S. Yes...the highchairs are for real.

No...they aren't all for my kids.

Yes...I do daycare. Even the very part-timers have their own chair.

No...I don't need all of them at the present time.

Yes...I am an anal germaphobe and the problem is?.

12 comments:

rachel said...

you don't even know how much i LOVE reading your blog. you crack me up EVERY single post.
i love that you have your curtains stapled to your walls... good for you for keepin it real!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

LOVE that you are keeping it real. As a matter of a fact, I think I am going to snoop around and stay for a visit.

Love that you are a germaphob--me too. But, I do try to hide it...

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Amy said...

Too cute! You are funny!

Stephanie said...

I'm new to your blog (I found it through McKmama) and I just love it! I stayed up late one night reading all the entries from the very beginning!

Ginger said...

Just have to say--I didn't have even CLOSE to that many high chairs when I NEEDED to have 3 (or more). I owned 1 high chair. The littlest person got "dibs". However, I think that our current dining room might be able to complete with yours. Our dining room table is in the front room area. We don't HAVE a dining room (yet.) With any luck, I should be getting closets for Jessica and Stacie this weekend. 2 years is long enough to wait for any person! I don't know how much longer I could hold onto my slipping sanity if the closets don't get done.

Myra said...

just found your blog! love it!

Kristine said...

You have a great blog and a great family!

Kristine

Melanie said...

LOVE your blog & your sense of humor! Thanks so much for the tour!!

Amiee said...

Wow! Your are one amazing woman!! I thought having almost 5 kiddos was hectic, but now I feel like a total loser being overwhelmed so often!!! I can't wait to read more!!

Kimberly said...

I totally understand your dining room. I also have a daycare in my home. I would usually have 4 or 5 high chairs lining one wall, like you. However, I only have one infant and one toddler enrolled right now, so all of the other high chairs have been put in large trash bags and booted to storage..
I love the space that I have again!

housemover said...

Your dining room is a lot like mine. My actual dining room that I have had for only 1 1/2 years used to be my living room but we added on a new living room but I have to have my table pushed to the back wall so I can put the expansion gate up across the doorway to the step down living room so my daycare kids don't fall down the steps!! I currently have 8 high chairs out for my daycare, can't wait to get a few of them put away. Love reading your blog - don't know when you find the time to do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dawnelle said...

oh, those highchairs! And I love the anal-germophobe description. How do you manage daycare? Amazing.