Homemaking Meme

Aprons – Y/N?

Yes, I make a giant mess when I cook.

Baking – Favorite thing to bake:

Bread.  I used to grind my own wheat and bake four loaves at time, three days a week.  I ended up developing what they call "Baker's Asthma"--a wheat allergy. Now, I don't bake much of anything.
Makes me very sad.
Clothesline – Y/N?

No, our homeowner's covenants don't allow it.  So, I have a wooden drying rack inside that I drag outside on sunny days. 

Donuts – Have you ever made them?

Yes, but I make them in little balls, Italian style. They're called zeppole.

Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day:


Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?

No, but I have a large upright in the garage.

Garbage Disposal – Y/N?

Yes and a large blonde labradoodle.

Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?

My neighbor when I first got married was a Mormon.  She's still my go-to gal when I need to know how to do something homemaking-related.  Her church really trains young women to be very good homemakers.

Ironing – Love it or hate it?

Hate it! 

Junk drawer – Y/N? Where is it?

Hmm, in the kitchen, in boxes at the bottom of my husband's closet, in each child's desk...

Kitchen: Design & Decorating?

Warm.  Warm pine cabinets, muted rose walls and tiles, brown granite. Really yucky vinyl floor that my husband promises will become warm wood very soon.

Love: What is your favorite part of homemaking?

Being home with my children. 

Mop - Y/N?

Not me! It's a job better done by a big, strong teenager who can't sleep.

Nylons - Wash by hand or in the washing machine?

Tights, in the machine on gentle.

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

Open the door.  I have to see it, smell it, taste it.

Pizza - What do you put on yours?

Sigh...I wish.

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

I'll let you know when I get one.

Recipe card box - Y/N?

3-ring binder, lots of cookbooks, and the web.

Style of house -

Virginia colonial

Tablecloths and napkins - Y/N?

Tablecloth. The table I handpainted 4 years ago is chipping mightily--I'm waiting for Michael to work some magic. For now, I cover it. 

Napkins? Yes, many, many napkins and dishtowels, and paper towels, and cloth diapers to be used in all sorts of ways.

Under the kitchen sink - Organized or toxic wasteland?

Organized following a giant pipe issue which destroyed the floor of the cabinet.

Vacuum - How many times per week?

Every day. Big blonde labradoodle whose fur thinks he's all lab.  If someone tells you labradoodles are like poodles and they don't shed, don't believe them.  But do believe the part about them being really smart and very loveable.  He's wonderful, which is why I put up with all the fur everywhere and own stock in Oreck.

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

At least 3 loads a day.

X's - Do you keep a daily list of things to do and cross them off?

No. I blog everything I do:-)

Yard - Who does what?

Christian does all the grass things on a tractor.  Mary Beth does the detail work.  Michael and Patrick help the two of them with gardening and landscaping duties.  I sit here and think of great ideas that require child labor and then call them education.

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

Folding laundry.