Tuesday, June 5, 2007

the art and science of keeping a house from falling down around your ears

I've been tagged by Heidi for a great meme that, as I was reading it, I was figuring out what my answers would be. So yay for us all! And also, I'll be DARNED if I'm going to not fill it out now that my honor has been challenged!

  • Aprons- yes or no? If yes, what does your favorite look like?
    • Yes, although you wouldn't be able to tell from the mess I always have all over me--partly due to the pregnant belly. My favorite apron is one I made from a tea towel with fruit on it. It's my Sunday-go-to-meeting apron.
  • Bake-What's your favorite thing to bake?
    • bread and chocolate chip cookies
  • Clothesline- yes or no?
    • I grew up with a clothesline, and I like the idea of one, but like Heidi, I take issue with the crispiness
  • Donuts- have you ever made them?
    • nope
  • Every day-Name one homemaking thing you do every day.
    • cook meals
  • Freezer-Do you have a separate deep freeze?
    • Yes, thank goodness. We also have an extra fridge that came with the house, so we're as rich as Nazis.
  • Garbage disposal- yes or no?
    • yes, but we give most scraps to the chickens
  • Handbook- what is your favorite homemaking resource?
    • probably the internets
  • Ironing- do you love it or hate it?
    • neither--I don't do it that often, but I don't mind it
  • Junk drawer- yes or no? Where is it?
    • Try junk room. Or rooms. The office, John's side of the bed in our bedroom, the top of our dresser, the kitchen counters, and one of the basement bedrooms. Lots of clutter, but not dirtiness. I can't, what with the drinking of the raw goat milk and the making of the cheese.
  • Kitchen-What is your kitchen color and decorating scheme?
    • Our walls are cream and avocadoish. Our cabinets are knotty alder, and our floor is currently a mix of untreated wood, tarpaper, linoleum, plywood, and two layers of vinyl. Someday the floor will be a green and white check pattern like a cafeteria.
  • Love- What is your favorite part of homemaking?
    • cooking (including baking and cheesemaking)
  • Mop- yes or no?
    • yes, but not very often since the kitchen floor became The Project That Ate Our Family
  • Nylons- wash by hand or in the washing machine?
    • washing machine, of course
  • Pizza-What do you put on your pizza?
    • veggies
  • Quiet- what do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
    • nap, read or mess around online--we call it "town stuff" at our house
  • Recipe card box- yes or no? What does it look like?
    • clear with a yellow lid, but I rarely use it
  • Style-What style is your house?
    • Craftsman, white with a red brick porch
  • Tablecloths and napkins- yes or no?
    • tablecloths and cloth napkins for guests, bare table and paper napkins the rest of the time
  • Under the kitchen sink- is it organized or toxic wasteland?
    • organized, because most of the toxic stuff is in the cabinet above the dryer
  • Vacuum-how many times per week?
    • maybe once
  • Wash- how many loads of laundry do you do per week?
    • probably around 5 or 6
  • X's- do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
    • no--that's why I never get anything useful done
  • Yard- yes or no? Who does what?
    • A great big yard with troublesome old grass, huge bushes and spruce trees, only not in a place where they provide any shade. John mows, and I do all the gardening, flower and veg.
  • Zzzz's- what is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
    • sometimes dishes, sometimes throwing a load in the washer or dryer


highdeekay said...

I respectfully offer my apology...