Sunday, March 04, 2007

Homemaking Meme

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.

Nylons: No.

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.


Christy said...

Does everyone have a junk drawer in their kitchen? I know Dooney does, you do, and I do. WEIRD! We even have the same crap in our junk drawers.

Chas said...

My house was built in 1999, and it doesn't have a garbage disposal!! We were shocked when we moved in and realized we were without one. We did, however, just buy one and are having it installed soon.

Oh, and the diapers...have you tried the Target brand? They work surprisingly well, no nighttime blowouts in eleven months!

Anth said...

Well, regarding nighttime diaper issues, it's not #2 that's the problem, it's #1. A big spot of urine on Baby E's pajamas is not what I like to wake up to. Above her diaper, no less. The Target ones don't cut it, unfortunately, today I got her up from her morning nap and found the dreaded urine leak. I only use the Luvs at night to try to keep costs down, and then whatever brand for daytime, since she usually doesn't leak during the day.