Homemaking meme from that cutie over at Crazy Acres

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Aprons- Y/N- Only when I paint. But I think that's fixin' to change. I have an idea (and I hope it's true!) that my sisterfriend is making me aprons for my belated birthday.

Baking-- Favorite thing to bake: Cookies, for myself. I make a killer pound cake that is my dad's all time favorite birthday cake.

Clothesline- Y/N-- Nope. But I wish I had one. A friend just sent me a link to one I can order from Montgomery Wards.

Donuts-- I have never made a donut in my life. We'll not go into how many donuts I've eaten in my life.

One homemaking thing you do every day-- That's my downfall. Now, especially with the Zman so grown, I don't do anything every day, not even cook. But I'd say I cook 90% of the days.

Freezer-- Do you have a separate deep freeze? Yes, I'm a bargain hunter from way back. When I decided to leave my career and become a SAHM, I had to find ways to economize. Sale shopping is the biggest of them.

Garbage Disposal-- Y/N? Yes, but it's an old one and we don't run much down it. I keep forgetting what PapaC tells me can go down. Eggs? Yes? No? It's easier to just put them in the trash.

Handbook-- What is your favorite homemaking resource? My sisterfriend who can make do with less than anyone I know. She also bucks me up when I think I'm a terrible homemaker. I also love, love, love my Good Housekeeping Cook Book. It is fabulous, and if you need a good cookbook (or a good wedding gift!) I recommend it with all thumbs, fingers, and toes up.

Ironing--Love it or hate it? HATE IT, and I am terrible at it. I have economized further on food so that I can send PapaC's 5 shirts per week to the cheap laundry where they do a fab job of starching and ironing them.

Junk drawer--Y/N? Where is it? In my kitchen. And there might be more than one!

Kitchen: Design and decorating? Apple green kitchen with white half-height panelling around the whole thing. No counter space, really, and my base cabinets are too low. It's a plan to change them out, but college tuition and books are standing in the way of that at the moment. My only eating area is in the kitchen. Basic appliances. On my kitchen window sill sits a votive candle that burns all the time--which one it is changes as my mood changes. Right now it is St. Martha. Last week it was JPII. The week before that it was St. Michael. Next week it will probably be El Nino de Atocha. I buy 'em by the dozen at the Mexican market not far from me. You can also get 'em at Wal Mart, but Elrod's has the best selection.

Love: What is your favorite part of homemaking? Putting a meal on the table for my family. I love it when we all sit down and eat. I also like to grocery shop (I play savings games with myself).

Mop Y/N -- It's supposed to be Zman's job. My floor is pretty disgusting at the moment.

Nylons-- What does this have to do with homemaking? If the question is do I do homemaking with nylons and pumps on like Donna Reed, the answer is a resounding NO!!!

Oven-- Do you use the window or open the door to check? I am an inveterate oven opener. That's why I'll never be able to souffle!

Pizza-- What do you put on yours? Pepperoni! Pepperoni! More pepperoni! If I wanted green stuff, I'd order a salad.

Quiet-- What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment? Take a nap, if it's a long enough quiet moment. Read every other moment I get.

Recipe Card Box Y/N? No. I have a folder full of clipped recipes that I dip into from time to time. Then I have a large notebook with page protectors called The Southard Family Cookbook. Any recipe good enough to keep goes in there. When the Zman gets married, I'm going to make him a copy. I culled out my other cookbooks a couple of years ago. I have my church cookbook, my aunt's old church cookbook, my Better Homes and Gardens red plaid cookbook I got when I got married, and that cookbook I told you about earlier. With the internet, you don't need many!

Style of house-- Plain, very square, small house. Every room is painted a different color. I love it.

Tablecloths and napkins? Usually placemats. Most nights paper napkins, but sometimes cloth.

Under the kitchen sink-- organized or toxic wasteland? Organized. Not much there. Bon Ami, plastic scrubbies, trash bags, dish rack.

Vacuum-- how many times per week? I have hardwood floors--no vacuuming. But I sweep all the time (I pick up a broom every time the phone rings and sweep while talking--it's like a salivating dog trick, and my husband laughs at me), and I'm STILL covered in white dog hair. Thanks, Lucky Dog!

Wash-- How many loads of laundry do you do in a week? Only three of us here, and I don't do the Zman's personal laundry. So, I do 7 or so loads a week. I prefer to do it all on one day and get it over with, but I couldn't do that if I had lots of kids.

X's-- Do you keep a daily list of things to do and cross them off?-- Now, this is the crazy thing. The instant I make a list of things to do, I immediately refuse to do any of them. Now why is that? I think I'm psychotic about lists.

Yard-- Who does what? Hub and son, but not often enough. We probably have the worst yard on the block. I'm ashamed to say that, but it's true.

Zzz's--Right before bed I check the doors, move the dog beds into the bedroom, feed the fish and take my calcium.

Anyone else can play that wants! Look how long it took me before I could do it!


Ha! Thanks for playing along. I love your list answer. I am right with you.

I never thought of moving my dog's bed at night. She always sleeps on my fancy pillows that get tossed when we go to sleep. I hate getting the dog hair off those so tonight, I'm bringing her bed from the Living Room to my room. Brilliant!



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