Thursday, January 25, 2007

Homemaking meme

This homemaking meme comes from Sallie via Donna. My current reading has included books on housework and housewives, so I was delighted to do this meme, too.

Aprons – Y/N? If Y, what does your favorite look like?
Yes, I prefer aprons that cover the entire torso - like chef's aprons, I guess - and have pockets. I have two favorites, both from sheep and wool festivals. One is tan, and the other is red. Both have sheep on them.

Baking – Favorite thing to bake.

Clothesline – Y/N?
I had one in Virginia, but the one here is still forlornly waiting for the posts to be cemented in the ground and to be strung with new line.

Donuts – Have you ever made them?

Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day.

Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?
Used to. It died and we haven't replaced it.

Garbage Disposal – Y/N?

Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?
Hints from Heloise

Ironing – Love it or hate it? Or hate it but love the results?
Not crazy about it, but I do love the smell of cotton or linen as it is pressed.

Junk drawer – Y/N? Where is it?
Yes, in the laundry room.

Kitchen – Color and decorating scheme.
Off-white, white, and brown. No decorating, just as it was when we moved in a year ago.

Love – What is your favorite part of homemaking?
Those moments when everything comes together - the laundry is all done, the floors are clean, all rooms are tidy, a tasty nutritious meal has been enjoyed by the family, and the kitchen is clean. (I also get a kick out of sweeping the porches.)

Mop – Y/N?
Sometimes. Usually it's a bucket and rag, though.

Nylons – Wash by hand or in the washing machine?
Try to avoid them completely.

Oven – Do you use the window or open the oven to check?
Both. Look in the window, then open the door.

Pizza – What do you put on yours?
Family likes cheese and meat.

Quiet – What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?

Recipe card box – Y/N? What does it look like?
No. I have a tatty green folder stuffed with recipes instead.

Style of house – What style is your house?
1875/1906 hybrid. Very plain Victorian without any folderol.

Tablecloths and napkins – Y/N?

Under the kitchen sink – Organized or toxic wasteland?

Vacuum – How many times per week?
We have heart pine floors downstairs, painted hardwood upstairs with a few area rugs. We vacuum maybe once a week.

Wash – How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
Per week? Per day it's 2 to 5, depending on events and how many I did the day before.

X’s – Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?

Yard – Y/N? Who does what?
Steve keeps it looking great, with help sometimes from the children or from Mr. G.

Zzz’s – What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
Making sure the thermostat is set low enough for everyone to sleep comfortably.



Blogger Donna Boucher said...

I should have said that my hubby does a great job of keeping the yard looking nice. We both like a very green lawn and even if everyone else lets theirs go brown in the heat of the summer. Ours is still green.

I should be as meticulus (sp?) in the house.

9:39 AM  

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