Saturday, July 12, 2008

The key to my blog


For this week's Rockin' Chair Writers prompt Brian says “If your blog is your home show us around.”
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The first step in showing you around is of course opening the door. The key you see above is actually the key to my roof (I live in a penthouse in an urban suburb of Tel Aviv), not my front door, but it worked better for Project Black than the front door did, so let's just go with it, shall we.
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The kitchen island, pictured in my blog header, looks remarkably like the one where I fed my children breakfast a few moments ago. Oh wait, it IS the one where I fed my children breakfast a few moments ago. Fancy that.
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The rest of my blog home also looks quite like my actual home - reasonably well done up but not designer-perfect, a bit chaotic, more than a bit eclectic, prancing fancifully from one interest to another without a clear pattern or flow, a bit messy but comfy and well lived-in, little bits of interest here and there, and full of love and good times.
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There are essays, and other essays, and photos, and lists, and a few recipes, occasional puff pieces, and all of the other bits of flotsam and jetsam that find their way through my brain to my keyboard, some more successfully than others. Grab a cup of coffee from the pot in the kitchen or from the pitcher of iced coffee in the fridge if you prefer that on this hot summer's day, help yourself to some of Jay's homemade bread, fresh out of the oven, and take some time to look around. You never know what you might find, but there's always an open spot on the couch (or the rocking chair or stool or heck even the floor when it gets crowded) and a welcome to join in the conversation. Kick off your shoes and join in.
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15 comments:

Nancy said...

Penthouse ... sounds wonderful. And the roof is all yours? What's up there? Play area? Garden? POOL?

Linda Jacobs said...

I just browsed through some of your blog and it's very entertaining! I love your perky style of writing.

Thanks for the invite; it was fun!

Andy Sewina said...

Hi, just came over from the Rockin' Chair Writers prompt. I really like your blog and the foody stuff and your husband doing all that baking, amazing!

Brian said...

Thanks for the invite to your home and for the food. It's almost lunch time here. :)

anthonynorth said...

And a welcoming blog home it is. Always a pleasure to come here.

Robin said...

One-quarter of the roof is mine. Each of the four top floor apartments has their own. Lower floors have small balconies. Ours has a large pergola for shade, a bunch of plants in varying degrees of health, a glass-top table and a bunch of green chairs, a grill, some assorted children's toys, and a beautiful view. It's nowhere near big enough for a pool but I'd love to have a jacuzzi up there someday. Sadly, jacuzzis here START at $15,000 for the small ones (!!!) so that's not happening in the near future. Oh, and the floor leaks into my newly redone bathroom and will have to be completely redone before the winter rains. Apartments here are almost all privately owned, so basically I have all the same home ownership headaches as you guys, but without a back yard LOL.

Robin said...

Actually I could probably fit in a small lap pool, but with my luck the roof wouldn't be able to support the weight and it would crash down into my living room below! Not to mention it would take up a fair portion of the usable space even if it did remain intact.

laughingatchaos said...

Man, I wish I could really come over for a glass of wine and hang out! Or that you could come here!

Robin said...

So do I buddy, so do I...

Just Jen said...

this was really neat! I love the key! I would love to be able to go out on my roof like that, that's so neat :D
I love the sarcasm with the header too...LOL
My home sounds much like yours, eclectic, a bit chaotic, and not designer-perfect...sounds very welcoming!
I'll take the floor, usually stuck there anyway...LOL

ellen b said...

I'm going with it and I like it. Great photo. Enjoy your penthouse. Penthouse, that sounds so cool...

Robert said...

Thanks for the tour. Perhaps a view from the roof is coming soon???

angie said...

This is great. I still want to come over for some of your hubby's bread.......:)

Tammy said...

I'd be very comfy in your home. Your blog and home are extensions of you. I like eclectic and fanciful with my ice coffee. ;)

anymommy said...

Love it. Glad to meet you. I think your little picture that travels with you to comment (avatar?) is the best I've seen.

Welcome to allmediocre!