Monday, February 26, 2007

Homemaking Meme

I've seen this meme all over the place, but I believe the first place I saw it was at Tammy's Times. I thought I'd play along, now that it's been going for a while. I'm always late to jump into things! ;)

Aprons- Y/N? Sometimes. I need to wear them more often.

Baking- Favorite thing to bake? Cakes, with pies running a close second

Clothesline- Y/N? No - we live in an apartment complex, and we aren't allowed to have clotheslines.

Donuts- Ever made them? I've made some from canned biscuits (I am so ashamed to write that! LOL) I've never made yeast donuts.

Everyday- One homemaking thing you do everyday? Make the bed - it's the "shiny sink" of my bedroom!

Freezer- Do you have a separate deep freezer? We got a small one last fall, and I am enjoying it tremendously!

Garbage Disposal- Y/N? No

Handbook- Y/N? I have a homemaking binder that I've been working on for a really long time. I need to get it in good working order.

Ironing- Love it or hate it? I don't really enjoy ironing, which is why I have to catch up on it so often!

Junk Drawer- Where is it? In the kitchen. It's not all that bad, though.

Kitchen- Design and decorating? I like my big kitchen, don't like the small appliances. All the walls are white (apartment living), the appliances are white or beige, the cabinets are white. I like apples, fruits, roosters - country things, but not cutesie country - which are my accents, red mostly.

Love- What is your favorite part of homemaking? Cooking

Mop- Y/N? Yes. I use one that has a microfiber cloth that fits over the end. It cleans very well, and I like it much better than traditional mops.

Nylons- Wash them by hand or in the washer? In a mesh lingerie bag in the washer.

Oven- Do you use the window or open it to check? Open that door! I feel like I'm not really seeing the food if I don't open the door and look at it!

Pizza- What do you put on yours? Meats and cheese - my family is not into veggies on their pizza.

Quiet- What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment? Blog or read blogs

Recipe card box- Y/N? Not any more. Right now I have a pile of papers that I've printed off the internet, that I need to organize into a binder. That would be a fun project!

Style of house- Two-story townhouse, in a row of about 7 others

Tablecloths and napkins- Y/N? Sometimes - I'm trying to get into the habit of having a tablecloth. We use paper napkins at every meal - I can't eat without a napkin!

Under the kitchen sink- I have cleaners, trash bags, and our recycling bin. It's neat right now.

Vacuum- How many times a week? The kids run the vacuum every day, "hitting the middles" as FlyLady would say. I do a thorough job during the Zone week for each room.

Wash- How many loads do you do a week? I do about 6 myself, and the kids do their own.

X’s- Do you keep a list of things to do and cross them off? Yes - it gives me a feeling of accomplishment to see a list all done

Yard- Who does what? Our apartment complex has yard maintenance guys who do the mowing and weed-eating, and we are allowed to do whatever we'd like with our handkerchief-sized back yard. I've had flowers, but no veggie garden, which is something I'd like to do someday.

ZZZ’s- What is your last homemaking task for the day? Pick up the clutter in the living room.

1 comment:

Mobunny said...

Aprons- Y/N? ....I sew them but I don't wear them very often.

Baking- Favorite thing to bake? .....Pumpkin Bread

Clothesline- Y/N?.... Yes, it is used often. I would be lost without it.


Donuts- Ever made them? .....only the canned biscuit ones. (my face is red)

Everyday- One homemaking thing you do everyday? ........make the bed.

Freezer- Do you have a separate deep freezer? .........yes, it is in the dining room. The bottom always looks like a minature skating rink because the water pools up instead of draining.

Garbage Disposal- Y/N? .......no

Handbook- Y/N? .......no....but my daughter has one......

Ironing- Love it or hate it? .....it depends.....I don't like to have to iron in a hurry. I just got a new used iron...it is orange and very cosmic.



Junk Drawer- Where is it? .....uh,,,,we have a couple....one in the kitchen and one in the school book room.


Kitchen- Design and decorating?......our kitchen needs help, lots of help. Our second son is saving money to totally redo it in about a year. Can't decide what to do yet. We have a wall where we have measured the kids growning....do you paint over things like that when you remodel?

Love- What is your favorite part of homemaking? .........writing out job lists for the kids to do.


Mop- Y/N? ........no......we don't mop very often.....we do have a mop though

Nylons- Wash them by hand or in the washer? ........I keep them in a mesh bag or wash them out by hand in the shower. If I don't, I may never see them again....

Oven- Do you use the window or open it to check?........I always open the door.

Pizza- What do you put on yours? ........I do NOT like sauce on my pizza....nothing else really matters.

Quiet- What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment? ......piddle, loiter.....make a phone call.

Recipe card box- Y/N?.....I keep my recipes that I use in an old mini picture book......the girls have notebooks and a shelf.

Style of house- .........huge 3 bedroom.....Frank Lloyd Wright feeling........lots of paneling just like the other houses on our street.

Tablecloths and napkins- Y/N? .....always a plastic tablecloth on the table to hide our table and cheap napkins....we also use lots of cloth tablecloths over the plastic

Under the kitchen sink-......we don't talk about what is under our sink.

Vacuum- How many times a week?.....supposed to every day...we don't have carpet though.

Wash- How many loads do you do a week? ........we do about 10 loads a week.

X’s- Do you keep a list of things to do and cross them off?........yes, I am a list mama.

Yard- Who does what?......I do the flower gardening, general cleanup, decorating, brick moving, fixing up....son mows. I do the garage for the most part, too.

ZZZ’s- What is your last homemaking task for the day? .....hmmmmmmm