Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The ABCs of Housekeeping

Happy Homemaker over at Sensible Life posted this and I thought it was cute.

Aprons- Y/N? If Y, what does your favorite look like?

I own them, so yes, but I don't wear them. Too lazy, I guess.

Baking - Favorite thing to bake:

Anything, really.

Clothesline - Y/N?

Yes, we have an umbrella clothesline because I hate how much room the regular ones take up.

Donuts - Have you ever made them?

Yes. I have made them at home before, but my first job in Illinois was doing the doughnuts at a local convenience store - 5 days a week, starting at 4:30 AM.

Everyday - One homemaking thing you do every day.

Just one thing? Hah. Let's see - my schedule is as follows every weekday: Haul my butt out of bed, catch up on a few blogs, take my shower and get dressed, scoop cat litter, make the bed, sweep the kitchen floor, do dishes if I was too lazy to do them the night before (happens quite often), generally straighten up if I have time, and skedaddle for work. When I get home, I cook.

Freezer - Do you have a separate deep freeze?

We have freezer space all right, especiallly right now, with the deep freeze outside. Other than that, I have a chest freezer and a second refrigerator/freezer in the basement.

Garbage Disposal - Y/N?

Yes but no. Mine died Sunday night and will hopefully be replaced this week yet. I hate being without it!

Handbook - What is your favorite homemaking resource?

The Internet.

Ironing - Love it or hate it?

I choose option (c) - loathe with the fires of a thousand hells. I buy wash and wear clothes just to avoid it.

Junk drawer - Y/N Where is it?

Oh yes. What house doesn't? Even if it didn't start out that way! Mine is in the kitchen.

Kitchen - Color and decorating scheme.

The walls are currently burn-your-eyes yellow. I liked it. Really, I did. I still do. But I think we need to tone it down a bit. My mother made the curtains - predominantly blue with white and yellow flowers.

Love - What is your favorite part of homemaking?

The satisfaction I feel when the house is clean, I have fresh GF bread, all the laundry is done, and I still have time to do whatever the heck I want.

Mop? Y/N?

Hell yes. But 4 times a year I get down on my hands and knees and give all the floors a good handwashing.

Nylons - Wash by hand or in the washing machine?

Washing machine - on delicate, in a bra bag.

Oven - Do you use the window or open the oven to check?

Depends on what I have going on in there. If it's just a pizza or something, I tend to open the door. If there's anything that is supposed to be rising in any way, shape or form, I leave that door closed.

Pizza - What do you put on yours?

Can't do olives or anchovies. I am willing to try just about anything else. But my favorite pizza is just olive oil, tomatoes, onions, fresh basil and fresh mozzarella.

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

Read, crochet (I haven't started a new project in a while - maybe I should do that), play computer games, snuggle with the hairdroppers

Recipe card box - Y/N?

Once upon a time, I had one. But the recipes got to be too many for the box, so now I have 2 binders.

Style of house - What style is your house?

1960s ranch with attached garage.

Tablecloths and napkins - Y/N?

Only at holidays. With the hairdroppers, are you kidding?

Under the kitchen sink - Organized or toxic wasteland? organized toxic wasteland :-)

Vacuum - How many times per week?

I vacuum the kitchen floor nearly every day because of cat litter, but lately, the rest of the house only gets it once a week (gasp!).

Wash - How many loads of laundry do you do per week?

Hopefully only 2. My work clothes. Laundry is supposed to be The Man's job.

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

At work I do but not at home. Unless I have family coming down, in which case I have lists everywhere.

Yard - Y/N Who does what?

Yes - we have a nice corner lot. I can't touch freshly-cut grass without getting a rash, so The Man mows and trims, but everything else is unfortunately my domain.

Zzz’s - What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?

If I am not too lazy, the dishes. Otherwise, it's making dinner.


Happy Homemaker said...

So neat to see the answers. I seem to vary from day to day as to what I do.

Mike Eberhart said...

What an interesting way to form a mental picture of you and your surroundings :)