Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Julieann tagged me for this fun meme. I've been reading it on other people's posts, and I've enjoyed seeing all of the different answers. But, I can't remember just who all's done it yet! So, if you haven't done it on your blog yet, tag -- You're it!

Aprons – Y/N? If Y, what does your favorite look like?
Yes! I like to keep several. My current favorite is one I got from French Women Don't Get Fat. The woman with her little shopping cart and scarf and dog reminds me of Paris. I have some material on hand to make myself a new apron.

Baking – Favorite thing to bake

Clothesline – Y/N?
Ditto to what Julieann said: Association won't allow :( I did have one before though. I do use a drying rack which will hold a lot of clothing.

Donuts – Have you ever made them?

Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day
If you come to my house and my bed's not made that day, you know something's wrong!

Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?
No. We have a side by side fridge/freezer which has a lot of freezer space. But, I'm kicking myself for not snatching up the freezer I saw at the Sears outlet store for only $200.

Garbage Disposal – Y/N?


Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?
Not sure if this means your own calendar notebook or a reference book written by someone else. I love homemaking books and cookbooks and have a ton. I'd have to say that you can always find the answer to a homemaking question in "Home Comforts". :)

Ironing – Love it or hate it? Or hate it but love the results?
I enjoy it once I get started on it. But, I have to make myself get started.

Junk drawer – Y/N? Where is it?
Yes -- In the kitchen. There's also another drawer or two about the house that holds odds and ends that I'm not sure what to do with. I'm hoping those will disappear after I've completed spring cleaning and re-organizing.

Kitchen – Color and decorating scheme--
French country with lots of roosters and hens!

Love – What is your favorite part of homemaking?
Wow. There's so many things I could say here! The fun of loving my family, the flexiblity, the opportunity to be creative, the satisfaction of relaxing in a place that you've made cozy and neat....

Mop – Y/N?

My moppable floors are wooden, and, according to our builder, I am not supposed to use a wet mop on them. So, I use a special wood floor cleaner and a special mop that is flat with a terry cloth cover. I do have two smaller bathroom floors that could be mopped with water. But, I generally either scrub them by hand or use a wet swiffer-type mop with disposable covers.

Nylons – Wash by hand or in the washing machine?
By hand

Oven – Do you use the window or open the oven to check?
Unless it's something that would fall if you open the door, I open it!

Pizza – What do you put on yours?
Right now, I'm in a phase of loving ham and pineapple. But, normally, I love ground beef and black olives. We used to buy huge sacks of pepperoni and cheese at Sam's and made homemade pizzas when our kids were young enough to be at home. It was a favorite family tradition.

Quiet – What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
Unfortuantely, in the winter, I turn to the computer or TV -- especially when I am ulta tired and not feeling well. But, one of my goals this year is to change that. I'd love to do more sewing and practice my piano more. In the spring through fall, I go outside and sit on my wooden swing for a few moments.

Recipe card box – Y/N? What does it look like?
I have a wooden recipe box that I painted with decorations when I was about 15 years old, and it contains recipes I collected from the time I was 15 through my first few years as a bride -- and they remind me of my mom and of friends. I keep newer recipes in other things. But, I hold on to that box for sentimental reasons.

Style of house?
Two Story, suburban. One realator calls the houses in our neighborhood "traditional", and I like to think mine is. It does have a lot of Georgian details. But, truth be told it also has a few modern details as well.

Tablecloths and napkins – Y/N?
I have several. I always keep tablecloths on my tables. But, I confess to using a lot of paper napkins. A goal is to use my cloth ones more.

Under the kitchen sink – Organized or toxic wasteland?
Depends on which day you ask me.

Wash – How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
I've never counted, but I do a lot!

X’s – Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
Not always. Sometimes, I keep a list of all the things I want to accomplish in a week, and I cross them off as I do them. Sometimes, I wake up with mental to do list for the day, and I follow that. But, I am so much more efficient when I use a written list -- whether it is by day or by week.

Yard – Y/N? Who does what?
DH does the lawn, and he helps me start a new garden or flower bed. Once they are established, I mostly tend to the shrubs and gardens.

Zzz’s – What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
Shut down my computer -- which I use for work and personal use -- and then do all the little things you do to prepare yourself for bed.


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your meme. What a shame you can't use a clothesline, I love the smell of clothes dried outdoors.

Elizabeth said...

Yes, clothing dried outside smells so lovely! And, there's something comforting about hanging out a load of laundry on a line on a sunny day. I enjoyed having a clothesline at a former house we had.

In the summer, I do cheat and put my drying rack on my back deck sometimes. So, that's my "pretend" clothesline. And, I bring pillows and such out to air in the sunshine, too. Apparently, Julieann is in the same clothsline predicament I am.

Julieann said...

Elizabeth, I so enjoyed reading your answers:) It is so fun to learn about our friends.


Elizabeth said...

Hi Julieann. It is fun, isn't it?

MrsA said...

I enjoyed reading your meme. Home comforts is a great book. I have it as one of my "to keep" books. lol

I love my porch swing in the summer and fall to. If I get a spare moment you can usually find me on the porch swing. My favorite thing to do is first thing in the morning have a cup of coffee on the porch swing and listen to the birds while I am planning my day.