Monday, February 26, 2007

Homemaking Meme

Compliments of Kim, who got it from Barb, I give you this Homemaking Meme!

Aprons - Y/N? I have my old Pampered Chef apron from when I was a consultant. I could use a new one! It would help my clothing budget!

Baking - Favorite thing to bake? Oh gosh, I love to bake. Right now I'm into cookies. Perfect cookies. I mean experimenting with the same thing until I get it just right. Last week I baked no less than 3 batches of oatmeal raisin cookies in just 3 days. But I also am fascinated with baking bread, and not just with the bread machine either.

Clothesline - Y/N? Nope! It sounds quaint and environmentally friendly, but I really can't imagine doing without my dryer!

Donuts - Ever made them? Goodness, not in years! We used to make and fry them in our electric skillet when we were kids!

Everyday - One homemaking thing you do everyday? Ha. You got me there. I don't even do the dishes every day. Okay - I make my bed every day!

Freezer - Do you have a separate deep freezer? Yes and I couldn't do without it! Right now it's full of vegetable soup, homemade spaghetti sauce, chili, Granny's pizza kits, frozen veggies and a host of other yummy handy things!

Garbage Disposal - Y/N? Nope. I don't even have a dishwasher; how 'bout that!!

Handbook - Y/N? A what? Yeah, right!

Ironing - Love it or hate it? Don't believe in it. Seriously, if it needs ironed, I probably won't buy it. I try to get our pants and shirts out of the dryer before they have time to wrinkle. Occasionally I'll press something off on my bed. Can't remember the last time I used an ironing board. When I get Mike's clothes out for the next season, I usually have to do a bit of ironing. But that's it - once or twice a year!

Junk Drawer - Where is it? It? As in one? Just kidding. Well, not really. There's one in my livingroom in the nightstand that serves as an end table. My nightstand drawer serves as a junk drawer of sorts. And then every drawer in my husband's desk is a junk drawer!

Kitchen - Design and decorating? We call it "beach house" - the walls are green; the cabinets and woodwork are white and the floor is Pergo laminate.

Love - What is your favorite part of homemaking? Cooking? Or those rare occasions when we're having company and I know for sure 99% of my house is clean to the bare bones.

Mop - Y/N? Right. When I have to.

Nylons - Wash them by hand or in the washer? How about "throw them away?"

Oven - Do you use the window or open it to check? I open it.

Pizza - What do you put on yours? Mostly vegetables. Mushrooms. Olives. Hot peppers. Onions. Green peppers. But not too many things on one pizza.

Quiet - What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment? Read. Read blogs. Write something.

Recipe card box - Y/N? Yep! But what I really love is my online recipe box at

Style of house – matchbox (!)

Tablecloths and napkins - Y/N? Placemats. I'm a placemat junky. I can always justify a new set of placemats. Paper napkins will do just fine though!

Under the kitchen sink – A lot. You'd be surprised how much you can fit when you use those shelves made for this purpose. Let's see - there's my skillets. My saucepans. Cleaning supplies. 2 pitchers. Box of trash bags.

Vacuum - How many times a week? At least once, whether it needs it or not! Come on, I work full time - gimme a break!!

Wash - How many loads do you do a week? Enough to keep us in clean undies! No really, there's just two of us so 2-3 a week, unless I'm washing rugs or blankets.

X'es - Do you keep a list of things to do and cross them off? On weekends I usually make a short list to keep me on task with my priorities. Sometimes on a day off, I will make a list "after the fact" and leave it in a prominent place so someone doesn't think I sat around and ate bon-bons all day!

Yard - Who does what? I plant the flowers and dream up projects! He mows the grass, weedwacks, and tries to talk me out of my projects!!

ZZZ's - What is your last homemaking task for the day? Hope Mike cleans out the sink before we go to bed. Oh sorry - MY last task. How 'bout rinse out the bathtub and sink. Cuz I just got done using it, you know!

I'd love to hear about your homemaking activities. Let me know if you do this meme on your blog, 'kay?


Anonymous said...

I did it! That was fun! :)

Kim said...

That was fun to read. I'm glad you did it too. It's funny because if I had done this two years ago when I was still working with 2 little ones, my answers would have been completely different. Have a great evening!

Katrina said...

Fun meme! Since I am homemaking-challenged, I'm not sure what my answers would say about me (okay, I have a good idea what they would say about me... but do I want the world to see that?)... but I may just do this one later this week.

And... I don't know how you live without a dishwasher. That's one modern convenience that I consider a necessity! :)

Barb said...

It cracks me up that all HIS desk drawers are junk drawers. We have the same situation at our house. LOL

Isn't Allrecipes. com just the best site? I never fail to find what I'm looking for when I go there. It's been in my favorites for years.

I loved this meme. You did a great job on it.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I've seen this one at several blogs and have it saved in my drafts to do soon, very soon. But, alas, we're having major hard drive trouble and I may not get to post it for a little longer. I AM going to do it though!

I loved reading your answers... several comments: THREE batches of cookies in one week, oh my! Wish I lived close to you, LOL! No dishwasher? Ack! You only do 2-3 loads of laundry a week?! There's two of us too, but we must be dirty people, as I do 6-7 a week. Gasp!


Mom2fur said...

I did this over at my blog! It was a lot of fun. I enjoyed yours and hope you get a chance to read mine.