Thursday, February 15, 2007

ABCs of Homemaking

My cousin tagged me for this meme and I was so excited. I've seen it floating around the blogosphere and was secretly hoping I'd get tagged. It looks like fun! Here goes!

Aprons- Y/N? Yes! I have a pretty green one I made and when I think about it, I wear it. I think I'm going to start wearing it more often though. There's a part of me that thinks I might be more productive if I do. I've also made some really cute ones that I sold on eBay.

Baking- Favorite thing to bake? Brownies. Out of the box. With frosting.

Clothesline- Y/N? Actually, one came with the house. The only thing it's good for at this point, though, is collecting spider webs that I seem to walk through every time I go outside. I prefer the dryer or to hang dry in the house.

Donuts- Ever made them? I don't know anyone that's ever made a donut. That thought has never even occurred to me!

Everyday- One homemaking thing you do everyday? Some part of the laundry process. On the weekend I either put a load on or switch a load to the dryer or fold a load. On the weekdays, I do at least one maybe two loads a day.

Freezer- Do you have a separate deep freezer? It's a chest freezer, does that count? So far, the only thing it's been good for is holding food that we don't really eat.

Garbage Disposal- Y/N? No, it's been years since we've lived in a house that has one. But when we remodel the kitchen, that's going to be one of the investments. Until then, we take the trash out everyday.

Handbook- Y/N? If a "handbook" is an unusually large bright red diaper bag, then yes.

Ironing- Love it or hate it? Hate it. Only do it for really special occasions and for my sewing. For hubby's work clothes, two words: wrinkle free.

Junk Drawer- Where is it? In the coffee table drawer.

Kitchen- Design and decorating? There's not much decoration there. White walls, oak cabinets and yellow counters. That'll all change with the remodel though. I think it's going to be yellow walls and cabinets, white counters and brushed nickel hardware.

Love- What is your favorite part of homemaking? Seeing that my hard work pays off. Looking at a clean house and a closet full of clean laundry.

Mop- Y/N? Do I own one? Yes. Do I use it? No. Terrible, I know. Sweet Hubby mops once in a while, though.

Nylons- Wash by hand or in the washer? By hand, when I wash them. Which isn't often because I don't wear them but a few times before I ruin them.

Oven- Do you use the window or open it to check? Open, open, open.

Pizza- What do you put on yours? Beef, extra cheese, easy on the sauce.

Quiet- What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment? Usually read or catch up on my fave sites.

Recipe card box- Y/N? Nope. Just a cabinet full of stray papers, books and a binder that I intended to organize way back when. So I suppose I just have a large recipe box.

Style of house- Standard Texas house, I guess. One story, 3 bed, 2 bath, 1600 sq ft.

Tablecloths and napkins- Y/N? I use vinyl tablecloths on the floor for when the kids play Play-doh or eat out of the breakfast room. Otherwise, that's a big fat NO.

Under the kitchen sink- It's kind of a catch all for the kitchen. It's got some plastic grocery bags, extra placemats for the kids, some yogurt containers and some other random things I haven't thought of in a while. Cleaning supplies are on a high shelf in the utility room.

Vacuum- How many times a week? Can I plead the fifth? Although, I got a little mini-vacuum for Christmas that Stephen loves, so it's happening a bit more often. And will probably happen a lot more when Marc-Adam starts finding things to eat off the floor.

Wash- How many loads do you do a week? About 7 or 8, I'd guess, I've never actually counted.

X's- Do you keep a list of things to do and cross them off? Mentally. A list would probably get eaten, scribbled on, peanut buttered or thrown away. So what's the point?

Yard- Who does what? Sweet Hubby does it all....whatever he wants to do or not do is fine by me. As long as I don't lose the children in the yard, I'm good.

ZZZ's- What is your last homemaking task for the day? Just before I crawl in bed, I fold the load of laundry that got dumped there at some point earlier in the day.

That was fun! Usually by the time I get tagged for these, everyone I know has already done them. So, I'll tag Jenn and LaughterThoughts if y'all haven't already done them and think you want to.


LaughterThoughts said...

i got your tag and have tagged some others!

Jenn said...

ok, I'm in :) I'll do it in the morning as my eyes are half open (or half closed) right now.

This will be fun, thanks!

ksl said...

Yeah! I'm so glad you did this. Fun Huh?