Tuesday, April 03, 2007

meme from Debra

aprons - y/n?-yep-my favs are from Williams & Sonoma-plain white professional. Hubby brought back cool ones from Alaska with puffins on them. Need to make the neck band longer. I need aprons because I have boobage that gets in the way. All my clothes would be ruined.

baking - y/n?- love to but we have diabetes issues here so I don't often. I do make biscuits and scones often. Never touch my oven for any reason from May to Sept-Oct. If it can't get cooked on the grill-it's not on my radar.

clothesline - y/n?-what is this thing called clothesline?????

donuts - ever made them?- when I was young, my Oma used to make them and I watched-does that count? She made great ones with a sliver of apple in the middle.

everyday - one homemaking thing you do everyday?Laundry, laundry and laundry. Son with job working on cars-smelly laundry.

freezer - do you have a separate deep freezer? - no.

garbage disposal - y/n- no

handbook - y/n?-what ???I gues by this you mean Martha or Fly Lady or that type thing?? NO No NO & NO I grew up watching Donna Reed and June Cleaver so I know what is expected of the dutiful housewife. I've been cleaning house since I was 7ish and my mother went off to work at 6 am and I had to clean, make myself breakfast, lunch, and walk to school in Forrest Hills, Queens for Gods sake. I think it made me a stronger woman in the longrun but---Enough of housework. If it needs doing-I'll get to it eventually. No More Guilt!!Fortunately I married a man who is easy going and happy as long as I'm happy-Doesn't get any better than that.

ironing - love it or hate it?- I know it makes me sound crazy, but I love to iron. I think it represents a part of life that can be made perfect(Martha, where?) I like neat clothes that are pressed.

junk drawer - where is it? It would be easier to show you where the one drawer that's neat is.

kitchen - design and decorating? Kinda country-ish. I'm very eclectic. If I love it it goes with everything. I'm not fond of retro 50s type kitchen stuff, although I like the linens and feed sack stuff.

love - what is your favorite part of homemaking?-Favorite? that's not a word I would apply to any housework. I like cooking a holiday meal and I love grilling outside and making things for my family. I'm surrounded by GUYS so mostly they don't notice anything and as far as the food-I could spend ten hours cooking and they would still scarf it up in minutes. It's just a guy thing I've come to live with.I've learned in more important ways how much they love me.

mop - y/n? Doesn't everyone-I like the swiffer thingy but I find it doesn't really clean well enough. The dry one is great for quicky run throughs.

nylons - wash them by hand or in the washer?Who made this a question and who wears nylons. I don't even wear knee highs anymore and I don't think I own any panty hose either.

oven - do you use the window or open it to check? open it. My eyesight isn't the best and the window has that mesh stuff that you have to be eagle eye to see through.

pizza - what do you put on yours?We have the best pizza in NY and I love a good cheese pie. Lately though, many places have come up with interesting additions. The best one lately is chicken marsala. Chicken and portobella mushrooms and a light marsala sauce. Very good. Most of the time it's the real deal though.

quiet - what do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment? Nearly all my moments are quiet. I read, computer, sew. I don't work outside my home and I volunteer so I make my own hours for that. Roger has been very good to me. He enjoys seeing me enjoy myself. I am very blessed.

recipe card box -I have one that belonged to my MIL Dot. It's just something I keep for sentimental reasons.

style of house-Old-added on to. The original part of the house is a salt box type built by my late FIL Jim. We added on a town house type structure when we moved here. My BIL Bob lives in the old house and we live in the new addition(not so new anymore18+years)It's a work in progress-or not in progress most of the time.

tablecloths and napkins - y/n? -No

under the kitchen sink -Billions and billions of cleaning things.

vacuum - how many times a week? -We only have carpet in our bedroom and on the stairs so it is easy to keep up with- once, unless I'm working with fabric up there.
wash - how many loads do you do a week? Countless-Son works on cars and I never seem to get ahead. Yes, I know-James should do his own laundry but I don't trust him not to ruin our stuff, the machine and such. The laundry is in my uspstairs Master bathroom(hubby thought it would be better than my having to carry stuff up the stairs_thanks honey!) Anyway, during the night stuff goes on in the bathroom(dark, angry, stuff) and by morning the laundry explodes. Another WIP.

x’es - do you keep a list of things to do and cross them off?Nah..
yard - who does what?Big honking yard-mostly BIL Bob and James when you can hold him down. Roger and I have bad back issues. I'm only good for planting a couple of things and R is about the same.

zzz’s - what is your last homemaking task for the day?dishes into dishwasher-put up coffee for morning.

It's yours if you want it. you can copy questions from Deb's Daily Distactions here http://debsdistractions.blogspot.com/index.html thanks Deb.


Gerrie said...

My answers would be almost the opposite of yours!! You wouldn't like my kitchen, I guess. I did make donuts as a kid with my grandma. I don't do mudh housework. I would prefer a cleaning person, but Mr C does not want anyone in the house doing it so he gets the job. When I really want it looking spiffy, I get to work.

Dorothy said...

You had an Oma? My mom is Oma, my grandmother was Grootmoe, and it was Opa that made the doughnuts.

Janet said...

I love a good meme so I might do this one. Many of your answers are the same as what I would say. Housework....Bah, Humbug!!