1. What is your most prized material possession?
Probably my laptop. I try not to be too attached to things, but my computer is my link to the world outside my family.
2. What item, that you currently own, have you had the longest?
My baby book.
3. Are you a packrat?
Yep. I think it comes from moving so often as a child, I brought my home with me by carting all my stuff, and now I can't seem to get rid of lots of stuff. I do try to give away lots of things on a regular basis, but then I seem to accumulate more. My mom was a Depression baby who grew up poor so I think I may have some of her attitudes.
4. Do you prefer a spic-and-span clean house? Or is some clutter necessary to avoid the appearance of a museum?
I like clean and neat, but getting there is not usually my highest priority. I wouldn't mind living in a museum type setting, but it wouldn't stay that way long.
5. Do the rooms in your house have a theme? Or is it a mixture of knick-knacks here and there?
I've only been in this house around 18 months, so we are still unpaching and deciding things. I have a lot of my Southwestern art up in the family room. There are lots of pictures of the kids in the dining room, and the kitchen has bookshelves with around 200 cookbooks. Actually, I think that the main theme of our house is probably 'library'. Books and magazines everywhere, the last weeks worth of newspaper in neat piles on the hearth (until the cats get into them), and so on.