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A Homemaking Meme!

Well, you know I love to talk "shop!" I saw this at Lindsey's this morning, and had to jump in!

Aprons – Y/N?

No, but I really like the idea of one. (Kind of how I like the idea of ironing, lol!) I had some of my grandmother's at one time. I should fish them out.

Baking – Favorite thing to bake:

Quick breads, pizzas and cake.

Clothesline – Y/N?

No, but this is another one of those old-fashioned housekeeping things I'd like to do. My neighbor has a huge one and it's lovely. Of course, she also has grown daughters who do the hanging and bringing in most of the time!

Donuts – Have you ever made them?

Yes! We made maple-frosted ones for St. Joseph's Day last year. They were baked with this pan.

Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day:

Two things - vacuum and dishes.

Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?

We did, but it died last year. We are trying to decide if we should get another one or if we should use a second refrigerator that we have stored at my parents' house.

Garbage Disposal – Y/N?

Well, we have issues with our disposal. It seems we have giant tree roots underlying our branch of the sewer system so frequently it gets completely blocked. We try to compost as much as possible and are very careful what we put down it.

Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?

Martha Stewart Homekeeping Handbook, Home Comforts, the 4Real ladies, and my mum.

Ironing – Love it or hate it?

I actually like it, but that's probably because I only have to do it occasionally. :)

Junk drawer – Y/N? Where is it?

In the kitchen there are two, actually. One has things like phone books, take-out menus, screwdrivers and rubber bands. The other is tiny and has a similarly odd assortment of items like birthday candles, coffee scoop, can opener, straws. The funny thing is, we know *exactly* what's in each, lol!

Kitchen: Design & Decorating?

I've posted about it here.

Love: What is your favorite part of homemaking?

Pretty much what Lindsey said. I love being at home and taking care of my family. It was my greatest childhood dream to be a stay-at-home mum like my mother.

Mop - Y/N?

Just the bathroom. In the kitchen we spot clean. (Not that it couldn't use a good mopping!)

Nylons - Wash by hand or in the washing machine?

Eek, the washing machine! Once upon a time, I hand-laundered them in a dishpan along with other underpinnings, but not in a looong time.

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

The ovens are lighted! We peek in the windows to see. :)

Pizza - What do you put on yours?

For the kids, plain shredded cheese. If it were just for me (ha!), I would do pineapple and ham or scrambled hamburger. I also like black olives - I know, weird!

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

Read magazines. I love magazines!

Recipe card box - Y/N?

No! This is a huge project of mine! Right now magazine clippings are in, of all things, gift bags. Recipe cards are in a ziploc baggie.

Style of house -

Full-basment ranch. Which means the bedrooms are on the main floor and there is an attic. Downstairs there is a basement as well as a finished den and second bathroom. It's not big, but it is comfortable. It was built in the 1960's and is part of a quiet neighborhood of similarly styled homes.

Tablecloths and napkins - Y/N?

Oh, only when company is coming, or on special occasions, I'm afraid. We keep it pretty much bare - though I'd like Sunday dinners to be a bit more formal in the future.

Under the kitchen sink - Organized or toxic wasteland?

Pretty much organized, though it needs to be weeded out.

Vacuum - How many times per week?

Daily! Because A. I have 3 boys and 3 cats so it needs it and B. I love to vacuum!

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

I have no idea, lol! A LOT!

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

Yes, always, though I am working on HOW to do this better.

Yard - Who does what?

My husband does it all for the most part. (She says with no shame whatsoever.) I putter - garden, weed, direct, lol. I do fill the birdfeeders ...

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

Lock up, front door light off, check heat.

This was fun! If you would like to participate, please consider yourself tagged! (And now I am off to finish my miracle meme for Theresa!)