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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Homemaker's ABC's (From Tiany's blog)

I did this last week over at HSB (my other blog), if you would like to copy & answer the questions, let me know. I would love to read your answers!

Occasionally, when I really need to tackle the home.

Baking-Favorite thing to bake? It's a tie between cookies and bread.

Clothesline -Y/N? Yes, I use it occasionally--depends on my mood, but only in the spring/summer, I am not a cold weather lover.

Donuts-Ever made them? Yes, my philosophy is if I can't buy it, then I will make it!

Everyday-One homemaking thing you do everyday? Dishes, they are neverending!

Freezer-Do you have a separate deep freezer? Yes, we have 2 separate freezers, an upright and a chest.

Garbage Disposal-Y/N? No.

Handbook-What is your favorite Homemaking resource? The good old cookbooks--lots of them, they not only give you recipes and ideas for meals, but the one's from the churches also give you cleaning tips!

Ironing-Love it or Hate it? Hate is such a strong word, let's just say I'll do anything I can to get out of it, but I don't hate it.

Junk Drawer-Where is it? In the Kitchen, it is known as mom's drawer.

Kitchen-Design and decorating? I would have to say country, with a touch of prayerful reminders.

Love-What is your favorite part of homemaking? I would have to say that my favorite part is teaching the children to cook and clean, and having my husband sit back and tell me how good dinner was!

Mop-Y/N? YES I have a mop and NO I don't use it often enough!

Nylons-I don't like nylons, especially not everyday! I will occasionally wear tights on a very cold day or if I didn't shave my legs before church! However, I have to where socks and shoes in the winter and sandals in the summer--my feet can't handle being barefoot all day.

Oven-Do you use the window or open it to check? I would prefer to use the window, but my light is burnt out and we can't figure out how to fix it, sooo I have to open it to check. However, if I know something will take a certain amount of time to bake, I usually won't disturb it until it is ready to come out.

Pizza-What do you put on yours? I like the chicken pizza from Pizza Hut, but when I make it at home--which is almost always--I will put pepperoni, sausage, and ham if I have them all. Otherwise it is pepperoni only, although my daughter likes cheese only pizza, and I have to make a cheeseless meat pizza (sausage or ham) for my other daughter who is allergic to milk. My oldest son usually only likes pepperoni, so now you are talking about a pepperoni pizza, a "meat-lovers" pizza, a cheese pizza, and a cheeseless pizza with sausage or ham!!!

Quiet-What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment? Hah! A quiet moment around my house! No, really it does get quiet at times, at those times I like to read my Bible, or get a power-pregnancy-induced nap, or maybe even sew a little!

Recipe Card Box-Y/N? Yes, I used to until it broke! So NO, now I have a collection of recipe cards that "float" around, a recipe book organizer, and several cookbooks. But I have to say that the recipes that are passed down are the best ones!

Style Of House / What style is your house? We live in a 2-story farmhouse that is probably 75+ years old. It has 5 bedrooms, most without closets, and 2 of the largest bathrooms I've ever seen, 2 living spaces downstairs, and 2 dirt cellars. I won't say much about the kitchen since the cabinets are pretty much breaking down. (We rent.)

Tablecloths and napkins-We keep a vinyl tablecloth on our table all the time, as for napkins we use paper napkins most of the time.

Under the sink - Under our kitchen sink we keep our plastics, foil, extra-large serving trays, but very little cleaners, if any, I have too many little ones to protect to put cleaners under there!

Vacuum-How many times a week? I would have to say probably daily, maybe more. Dad often has the children do a quick clean up after dinner and then vacuums all the middles.

Wash - How many loads do you do a week? Do I even want to go there? I would probably say, anywhere from 12-20 loads per week (maybe more). It depends on the seasons, and if there is water or mud anywhere near the children outside!

X's-Do you keep a list of things to do and check them off? I love lists, and yes I use them & check the jobs off when I am done, but I have a tendency of planning to much work to do each day!

Yard-Who does what? I do the flower planting and baskets around the house. I also plant the vegetable garden--this year it is pretty small. My husband does all the mowing and weedeating.

ZZZ-What is your last homemaking task for the day? Usually to run the dishwasher, and fold & put away the laundry. The children are responsible to clean the floors.

There you have it. My home in a nutshell. Or my version of the ABC's of Homemaking!
Thanks, Tiany!



Swylv said...

I did it.

motherofmany said...

Mine is up, too!