Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Rotten Game of Tag

by Nichole Giles

Okay, so, I was really hoping I wasn't going to have to play this game. I've seen it going around the blogs belonging to some of my friends. But really, I wasn't planning on playing. Thanks a lot, Heather! But, being the good sport that I am, I'm going to play along. I guess.

1) My Kitchen Sink: Yes, that is zucchini you see on the sideboards. Our plants are already producing faster than we can eat them. YUM! I love fresh, garden grown veggies.

2) The inside of my fridge:
Yes, it is usually this empty. I live with teenagers, the food I buy is practically gone before it even gets in there!

3)My favorite Shoes:

Seriously, you didn't expect me to pick one pair, did you? How can you even ask me to play favorites? The rest of my shoes might get their feelings hurt. I didn't include them all--that would take too much space--but these are the ones I wear the most these days. What can I say, it's summer. If it was winter, you'd be looking at boots and slippers.

4)My Closet: Um, yeah. That's my half, and yes, I do require a stool to reach those shelves. (See the stool covered in shoes above?) Don't you wish you knew what was under those bags? Fine, they're my really nice dresses. But I'm not taking them out to take more pictures. This is already a big enough pain in the...

5) My Laundry Pile:
Is it cheating if I didn't get the laundry out of all the kids' bedrooms? That's too much work for a Sunday afternoon.

6)What my kids are doing right now:

Left to right, Brayden, Gary, behind Gary is Madison, Brittany, some neighbors, and a few of our seven Golden Retriever puppies. (Who also count as my kids these days.) I had to search for Mckay, who was in his room and by the time I found him, so was Madison.

7)My Favorite Room:
It depends on the day. Today, my favorite room is my back porch, and my favorite seat is on that swing. Those vines you see smell fantastic, and it's just the right amount of sun and shade. I even write out there sometimes. Evening is the best.

8)My Most Recent Purchase:
It's Sunday, so this is what I bought to take with me to critique group last night. Because we met so late on a Saturday evening, we had dinner, and I brought the drinks. By the way, I've been looking all over the place for that cherry limeade and finally, FINALLY, I found it yesterday. Woo hoo! It came highly recommended, and is so, so good.

9)My Fantasy Vacation:

It just doesn't get any better than that! A beach, a swimsuit, crystal clear, blue water, an enormous bed, and possibly some time on a cruise ship jumping from island to island or port to port. Is it really so much to ask? Oh, and can't forget the most important ingredient. SUNSHINE.

10) Self Portrait:
Yeah, well, I've been driving around in my topless car. I'm a bit windblown, what can I say?
So there is your glimpse into my crazy life. One of these days I'm going to make up one of my own games of tag and make people post pictures of their bookshelves, their strangest gift ever, their unmade beds, that isn't a bad thought actually. I should probably keep my ideas to myself before someone tags me again!
Here is the best part. I get to tag three other people. I tag...
Ha ha, you're all next!


Cindy Beck, author said...

Loved the pictures of your shoes, the family and the puppies, and your self-portrait. You looked so cute, even if you were wind-blown.

When you get around to making up your own game of tag, don't forget to include a shot of favorite jewelry!

Thanks for tagging me ... you know I love to play!

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Ooh! How fun! Love your portrait. You look like such a cool mommy! :)

Nichole Giles said...

Thanks, Cindy. You're a good sport. Can't wait to see yours.

Thanks, Danyelle. I loved your tag pictures too.

Keith N Fisher said...

thank you for the honor and the tag.

Kimberly Job said...

You are just too cute for words. I wish I looked that good wind-blown. Darling family, by the way.

Nichole Giles said...

Thanks, Kim. Can't wait to see your tag!