ukok has tagged me for the Housekeeping Meme that’s going around.
I did this one already on my recipe blog (you can get to it by clicking the “Mom’s Diner–What’s for Dinner) logo on the right) but that blog is a fairly well-kept secret, until now.
So I’ll do the famous “cut and paste” and put it all over here. Maybe I’ll even add a bit here and there, to make it legitimately a new post.
Aprons – Yes or No? If Yes, what does your favorite look like?
Yes! I have three white butcher aprons. And I got my oven mitts on something that looks a little nicer in time for National Wear an Apron Day! I have a new gingham terrycloth half-apron with 2 pockets. Blue, of course–my signature color.
Baking – Favorite thing to bake
Breads, brownies, scones….I love to bake.
Clothesline – Yes or No?
YES! I have a really big one in the backyard that can hold 3 tubs of laundry at once. For winter, I have a few short lines in the basement for those things that I absolutely will not put in the dryer.
Donuts – have you ever made them?
Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day
I always make our bed.
Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?
Garbage Disposal – Yes or No?
Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?
The Internet. Specifically, Family Corner.
Ironing – Love it or hate it? Or hate it but love the results?
It’s not too bad, especially if I can watch TV while I do it. I like to iron in batches instead of one item at a time.
Junk drawer – Yes or No? Where is it?
My whole desk is one big junk drawer.
I also have several in the dining room.
Kitchen – Color and decorating scheme
Blue and white. No “decorating scheme” unless you consider Small and Crowded to be a scheme.
Love – What is your favorite part of homemaking?
Feeding my family.
Mop – Yes or No?
Only because I have to for sanitary reasons.
Nylons – Wash by hand or in the washing machine?
In the washer, when I MUST wear them, but I dry them on the line.
Oven – Do you use the window or open the oven to check?
I usually open it up.
Pizza – What do you put on yours?
I like very thin sliced peppers and onions.
Quiet – What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
I either read or check my favorite blogs.
Recipe card box – Yes or No? What does it look like?
I have a binder (5X8) that sits on top of a 2-drawer card box, on this cool easel setup. It was handmade by high school students in a vo-tech high school where my mom used to teach.
Style of house – What style is your house?
1960s split level (ewwww! But it’s home.)
Tablecloths and napkins – Yes or No?
Paper napkins, plastic placemats. I’m all about practicality here.
Under the kitchen sink – Organized or toxic wasteland?
Organized! The only things under there are a bag of paper recycling and an old dishpan for bottles and cans.
Vacuum – How many times per week?
When the debris shows, I vacuum.
Wash – How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
At least 2 a day. Except on Sundays, when laundry is done on a crisis-only basis.
X’s – Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
Sometimes. And I’ll admit to writing things on the list, just so I can cross them off.
Yard – Yes or No? Who does what?
I don’t do the yard.
Zzz’s – What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
Start the dishwasher.
Basically, I’m all about the food. The cleaning gets done because I have to keep the place reasonably sanitary. Fortunately, Little Brother likes to clean toilets. If there was someone to clean up the messes I make cooking, I might never leave the kitchen except to grocery-shop.
Want to play? Let me know in the combox.