Thursday, February 23, 2012

Family Room

Here's the family room.  It's upstairs and mostly used for reading, and some TV watching.  My husband watches TV downstairs but sometimes my daughter watches TV up here.  Our old 5000 pound TV has it's own way of restricting your TV viewing.  It shuts off on it's own every so often.  Then after a break it's kicks back on.

I also have my desk up here.  Our home is definitely a lived in home.  We have a lot of animals and we live in the country so things tend to get a lot of wear.  But that's OK.  It's comfortable.

The far wall has two closets behind those wood doors.  I guess when they added onto this house maybe they thought it could eventually be another bedroom, but there is no door, just the top of the stairs.  And there's our 5000 pound TV.



The bookshelves behind the couch that seem to be a catch all spot.  And fortunately I don't think you can see the windows because of the brightness.  They're REALLY dirty.




 These bookshelves are on the wall opposite the closets.  My daughter and I love books so we have a lot of them.  We also homeschool.  She also has large bookshelves in her bedroom that are filled with her books.  Oh and that lovely thing in the lower right hand corner.  Doesn't everyone have one of those?  No?  Lucky you.




Here's the top of one side of the bookshelf.  Those spurs were given to me by a good family friend when I was in High School who passed away some time ago.  And no, I don't use them on our horses.  Their just sentimental.





And here's the other side of the bookshelves.  Those are two beer steins my husband had from way back.  The red door is actually a picture holder inside.  I just think it's cute.




Here is the bookcase looking from across the room by the closets.  That smaller bookcase sits right behind the couch.





Here is the table near the windows.  Underneath is Kitty's bed and a cute little  old tapestry stool.





And here's Kitty



And this is on top of the table.  In that frame is a little card that I found in the wall of our other home in Southern California.  It was an old craftmans house.  The card advertises a local fashion show and movies and, from dating the movie, I believe it is from 1933.   I tried to get a picture but glare was too bad but, I'll try again later.  It's kind of neat if you like history.




 Then I have my some of my weights and in the red pottery urn I have my yoga stuff stashed.





See.




 Then there's my desk area.  I know, the black office chair isn't very attractive, but it's comfortable.  I have some back issues and am not willing to sacrifice comfort for beauty. My printer is off to the side on top of the file cabinet.  On the other side of that low wall behind the printer is the stairwell.





 The little table next to my chair is for my mouse.  It's more comfortable on my wrists when it's lower.





This picture is one of my favorites.  It was drawn by another family friend.  I think it might be of Deadwood and in the middle of the street he included himself standing in the picture.





Here are some old books of mine.  The book The Mirror is a really neat book, but I'm not sure you can get it anymore.  It's about a young woman in the present day.  As she looks into this mirror she changes places with her grandmother.  Very interesting story.





And here's Patches.  She's our senior kitty.  I think she's around 14 now.  She's pretty frail and very thin.  And she's gotten very lax about her grooming so we have to brush her fairly frequently, but she still looks pretty disheveled most of the time.  But she's very sweet.  And we love her.



And one last thing.  I noticed this on the floor.  We have several of these laying around.  They belong to kitty. :)





3 comments:

  1. oh I love your home and your kitties
    and that red door on the shelf caught my eye
    I think Ill look around...always open to a new blog friend....
    a red barn...sigh
    suz

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  2. Hi Jenny, thanks for the tour! I homeschooled my children too. They are in their 20's now. It is an experience I have never regretted. We are so close, and we avoided all the bad stuff that sometimes happens in middle and high school! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such kind comments about my journals. I hope my children will enjoy them someday. Even now they, or their friends, leave me little drawings and notes in my journal. I love to turn a page and see a surprise! Obviously I don't write anything too personal because everybody reads them!

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  3. Your home is just lovely! So neat and tidy. : -) And your black cat looks just like my Jinksie.

    I'll try and write more about what exactly I do eat - pretty much - it's just fruit, veggies and lean meats. A few nuts here and there.

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