2/20/07

ABC's of Homemaking

A-B-C's of Homemaking
Stephanie, tagged me for this meme. I had seen it before, but never got around to doing it. I'm glad she tagged me!

The A-B-C's of Homemaking

Aprons- Y/N? - Yes. I have a great apron that I own from working in the school cafeteria. It is the best!

Baking- I love to bake, but I don't do it often enough according to DH and the boys. :o)

Clothesline- Y/N? YES!!! There is nothing like line-dried clothes/sheets!

Donuts- Ever made them? - Once I made fried donuts. They turned out really well, but they were a lot of work. I should give them another go since I have a bread machine now.

Everyday- One homemaking thing you do everyday? - Shine my sink. Even when the rest of the house isn't caught up, I like having nothing in the sink when I wake up.

Freezer- Do you have a separate deep freezer? - Definitely! We keep our fish from vacation in there and DH's deer. Not to mention Christmas gifts.

Garbage Disposal- Y/N? - Yes.

Handbook- Y/N? - Sink Reflections by Marla Cilley (AKA Flylady).

Ironing- Only when absolutely necessary.

Junk Drawer- Where is it? - right next to the fridge. Thankfully, the fact that it is small forces me to keep it from overflowing.

Kitchen- Design and decorating? - My kitchen and dining room are one large room. I have a lot of great counter space and cabinet space in the kitchen. I have the table we bought when we got married in the center of the kitchen and a bigger table that was given to us by a neighbor in the dining room. The walls are white and I have red and tan plaid valances (that I got for $.50 a panel at a garage sale!!) on my kitchen window and my patio door.

Love- What is your favorite part of homemaking? - I love cooking and baking... and then eating whatever I cook or bake!

Nylons- Wash by hand or in the washer? - Both. I have a zippered bag for them from when I worked in retail and wore them everyday. I can't even remember the last time I wore any now that I think about it.

Oven- Do you use the window or open it to check? - Both. Depends on what I'm making in there.

Pizza- What do you put on yours? - Pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms and yellow peppers. Sometimes I go for just pepperoni and sausage, though.

Quiet- What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment? - Whatever I can think of first. Usually sing, read or make grocery lists while I can actually think.

Recipe card box- Y/N? - I have one, but I keep most of my recipes in a ziploc bag in my spice cabinet.

Style of house - Ranch. We built it in 1999 and I really love it! Everything is on the first floor, so when I'm 80, I won't have to hoof it to the basement to wash clothes and hoof it up any stairs to put it away.

Tablecloths and napkins- Y/N? - No tablecloths yet. I should now that the boys are older. I was always afraid of them pulling them off when they were little. We use paper napkins for now, but I want to switch to cloth ones.

Under the kitchen sink - Trash bags, Windex, cleaning rags, clorox wipes, orange glo, spray-on carpet cleaner, Goo Gone, empty canning jars, vases and polish for my glass cook-top.

Vacuum- How many times a week? - I do a longer vacuum once a week, but I try to hit the high-traffic areas in between at least one time between then.

Wash- How many loads do you do a week? - I usually do a load everyday just to keep up. I usually load the soap and clothes up each evening after cleaning up the kitchen so I can turn the washer on first thing in the morning.

X's- Do you keep a list of things to do and cross them off? - I love to make lists and used to make them all the time. I now have a list of stuff I do everyday that is in a plastic page-protector that I can cross off with a dry-erase marker. I left space at the bottom to add items with the dry-erase marker as I need to.

Yard- Who does what? - Mike mows on the riding mower (its a zero-turn and I can't drive the thing), I do the trimming with the push mower, he edges with his weed-eater. Both of us pull weeds as we see them. Its funny, but we both walk around the house a few times a day and pull tiny weeds that have popped up, so the landscaping stays pretty clean. Both of us mulch and we all work on bigger projects together.

ZZZ's- What is your last homemaking task for the day? - Laying out clothes for the next day and I wipe my bathroom sink up quickly each night.

I tag Vicki, Rebekah, Sam and whoever else wants to play along.

3 comments:

Stephanie said...

Fun! Thanks for playing!

vicki said...

Ooooo I'm going to do mine right now. I'll post it next week.

Rebekah said...

Ok, I'll play. But you'll have to give me a few hours.... sick kids again! ICK. But the sun is out today