From Dooneybug, a cute homemaking meme. That I stole.
Aprons (Y/N): Yes, and I love it. I have just one, it is pale sage green with a pocket and a scalloped edge. I wear it to wash dishes because otherwise my shirts ends up wet, and I often wear it to cook but sometimes I forget. Until I need to wipe my hands, then I throw it on.
Baking (Favorite thing to bake): I make Sprinkle Cookies and they are rather famous in my church congregation. Since I like to get compliments on my cooking, these are currently my favorite thing to bake.
Clothesline (Y/N): No. My mom had/has one, I actually didn't mind hanging towels & sheets out there. What I didn't like was how the dry towels & sheets were NOT soft and smelled of outdoors.
Donuts: Not so much. I enjoyed a plain glazed when the boss brought them into work, but I have only bought donuts for myself twice. (And I think Dunkin Donuts is better than Krispy Kreme! Ha!)
Every Day (One homemaking thing you do every day): Dishes.
Freezer (Do you have a separate deep freeze?): No, but I wish we did. Not that I know where we'd put it.
Garbage Disposal (Y/N): Yes, it's handy. And how old does your house have to be for you to not have one automatically?...
Handbook (What is your favorite homemaking resource?): Don't really have one. Martha Stewart Living, I guess. I would really like to have her new homemaking book.
Ironing (Love it or hate it?): Dislike it. I'm bad at ironing, and hardly ever do it. I think I just don't know how to do it; hardly any of our clothes require ironing, thank goodness.
Junk drawer (Y/N) (Where?): Yes, in the kitchen. I don't know why I don't just throw most of it away. The only things we use from it are the tape and Sharpies. And the little mini hammer <-- surprisingly handy.
Kitchen (Design and decorating): We bought our house new 3 years ago. And I haven't really done a darn thing with the kitchen. When my mom came out when Baby E was born, she bought a bunch of stuff for the kitchen, she's really great at interior design. Brought a unifying color scheme (red) and some fun details, like a cool recipe book holder.
Love (What is your favorite part of homemaking?): Having a clean kitchen. A clean kitchen allows to me to breathe and relax, even if the rest of the house is messy.
Mop (Y/N): Well I read somewhere that mopping is much less effective than hands-and-knees scrubbing. So that's how I clean the kitchen floor. That said, we are not that dirty, with no kids dumping their messes on the floor (yet), so usually I just spot clean.
Oven (Do you use the window or open the door to check?): It's about 60-40, usually using the window.
Pizza (What do you put on yours?): Pepperoni and breakfast bacon and sundried tomatoes.
Quiet (What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?): Read. Or online window shopping.
Recipe card box (Y/N): Yes, and I had to expand to a second box.
Style of house: Your typical starter home - 3 bed, 2 bath, 1 story.
Tablecloths and napkins? Yes on the tablecloth, but paper napkins. We received our table from Dh's aunt, along with 6 matching chairs. They are antique, but not in fantastic condition. The table needs to be refinished. And someone carved a three-inch high "86" into the top. So I always use a tablecloth.
Under the kitchen sink (Organized or toxic wasteland?): It's organized and toxic. One side has all the cleaners, the other holds the recycling bag (just a brown paper bag) and trash bags.
Vacuum (How many times per week?): I believe the question you mean to ask is how many times per month. Ha ha Now that Baby E crawls around so much, it's about once a week. Which reminds me...
Wash (How many loads of laundry do you do in a week?): About 5. Now that I found a brand of diapers that doesn't leak during overnight use (Luvs).
X's (Do you keep a daily list of things to do and cross them off?): It's a mental list. Does that count?
Yard (Who does what?): Dh. Completely. He even does the garden.
Zzz's: I feel Dooneybug's pain. Dh has ruined many a good night's sleep for me, what with snoring, or TURNING THE LIGHT ON in the middle of the night (that was only once because let me tell you, Uh-UNH). Then for the next HOUR while I try to fall back asleep (unsuccessfully), I whine piteously (in that way that really bugs him) so that at least I am not the only one suffering. Ha ha But sometimes it all clicks and I sleep like a log for 8 hours, like last night. Aaah. Bliss.