Ten Things About Our House

Stasha, over at Monday Listicles, challenged all of us to create a list of ten things that describe our homes. Naturally, I’m late to link up, but I thought it would be fun to create a list this weekend. With so many people contending with home damage or loss from wildfires and storms, I feel inspired to count my blessings. Here goes!

  1. Strewed/ strewn, or as Mr. Jenn says–STROWED. I picked all the cars, Little People, and dolls up this evening and vacuumed. I enjoyed walking across the living room without breaking my foot for about five minutes before the kids covered the floor with blocks. Lucky I love all the pretty colors.
  2. Junk, or as Mr. Jenn says—JANK. Our basement is filled with mess we don’t need, including a jacked-up huntin’ truck with no motor. We have all this crap because we are hoarders nostalgic. Mr. Jenn and I both have older Family Furniture that belonged to People We Love before they passed away or had to move in with other relatives due to poor health. I went into labor with Lil’ K. after a bouncy ride in that stupid truck. The engine blew soon after, but neither one of us can seem to let it go. “I’m going to fix it,” Mr. Jenn keeps saying. “Some day.”
  3.   Giggly—even Mr. Jenn can’t think of a better word. Someone’s always cackling around here, usually because someone farted or pooped their pants.
  4. Smelly—see number three.
  5. Um…Interesting—I have tacky taste. Aside from the family deer heads, Mr. Jenn has much more boring classy taste than I do when it comes to decorating. Our house is a pretty good blend our personalities. Antique tables contrast my flip-flop lights, flamingoes, and peeing dog. Big A. and Big T. gave me peeing dog for Mother’s Day early in our relationship. Peeing Dog “urinates” on things that displease me, like newspaper articles about educational budget cuts, the pile of blocks on which I tripped and nearly busted my ass in the power outage the other night, reduced fat Oreos, and the vacuum cleaner.
  6. Active—our living room in the site of rhythmless dancing, wrestling, and God-awful interesting karaoke when friends visit. I can almost sing “Money, Money” on tune after I’ve had a little Captain in me.
  7.  Wooded—Trees surround us on all sides. This is LOVELY in the summer because there’s always a breeze. It sucks ass in the fall because it takes DAYS to rake all the leaves. I helped induce my labor with Lil’ K. by raking then entire yard and deck before taking a ride in the rolling turd of a truck we have down in the basement.
  8. Crabs—not the kind that requires prescription ointment, Silly! Steamed crabs! We have a long cafeteria table saved from a school auction that we cover in newspaper so all our friends can pick hard crabs with us. Mr. Jenn steams them with the perfect amount of Old Bay seasoning—he makes a good point when he says his crabs will make you slap yo’ mammy.
  9. Frogs, fireflies, and owls—we love to light a citronella candle, sit on the back deck or the front porch, and listen to much better karaoke from the other residents who surround us.
  10.  Family—we love an excuse to get everyone together for a good feed. Mr. Jenn cooks everything from fish to venison, and accompanies it with the best damn collards I’ve ever eaten. The man can cook circles around anyone I know. I’ll make a pasta salad. Y’all come eat, hear?

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dianasschwenk
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 12:59:45

    I suspect your singing in tune has more to do with Captain making it sound that way! ;) Am I right?

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  2. DonnaChaffins (@DonnaChaffins)
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 13:17:30

    I forgot to put junk on my list. And my house is full of junk. lol. I have been spending the last 2 days (and plan on spending the next week) de-cluttering. I’m ready for a yard sale. :) Your home sounds divine!

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  3. blissflower1969
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 14:11:32

    I love your list! And the peeing dog is priceless. I need me one of them.
    I get the whole nostalgia hoarding thing. I’ve become much less nostalgic over the years and have learned to throw away/let go/give away some of the inherited stuff. There are still a few bits that I keep, but I started realizing that, while the item meant something to the previous owner, I didn’t have a connection to it. Other than the previous owner, that is. And I figured it’d be better to get rid of it or give it to someone who would appreciate it than have it sitting in my garage or a storage bin.
    And the lego picture reminded me of a great insult I heard the other day.
    “I hope you step on a Lego.” I mean seriously, how much harsher could someone be?

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  4. crubin
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 14:20:45

    Sounds like your home has a lot of life to it. And who wouldn’t want to be part of that? :)

    My home is littered with dirty socks that my boys decide are fine to leave wherever they see fit. So far, that hasn’t included my pillow, so I guess that’s the bright side…

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  5. Sword-chinned bitch
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 14:37:21

    Your home sounds very welcoming and like a great place to dwell!

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  6. Vivian Pitschlitz (@Aprilviv)
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 14:48:00

    I love the way you describe ten things in your Home. Best of all your peeing dog and if I had one it would defiinitely pee on all my cleaning utensils and most importantly the iron.

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  7. craftcrazygran
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 18:30:25

    Sounds like a house I’d call home. LOVE peiing pooch! Lol

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  8. Smaktakula
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 21:14:57

    Your house…is a very very very fine house….

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