Aprons – Y/N?
Whenever I’m cooking. I’ve heard my grandmother never boiled water without one, so I guess I’m like her.
Baking – Favorite thing to bake:
Cookies! Scones! Cinnamon buns! Although favorite baked thing to eat is Jonathan’s bread hot from the oven with homemade raspberry jam. Ahhh, summer...
Clothesline – Y/N?
We use drying racks, not a line. Neither my mother, nor any of my aunts, had a drier so I don’t either.
Donuts – Have you ever made them?
Yes, a few times. Someday I’d like to make Hungarian fank.
Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day:
Make lots of tea!
Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?
Garbage Disposal – Y/N?
No, we compost.
Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?
The 4Real ladies inspire me!
Ironing – Love it or hate it?
I don’t mind it but I can’t find time for it. Love those wrinkle resistant men’s shirts!
Junk drawer – Y/N? Where is it?
In the kitchen, of course.
Kitchen: Design & Decorating?
It’s pale blue with a floral border, of course.
Love – What is your favorite part of homemaking?
Sitting down with my family to enjoy whatever wonderful things we have baked for the day, with a fresh hot cup of tea (of course).
Mop – Y/N?
Isn’t that what teenage boys are for?
Nylons – Wash by hand or in the washing machine?
In my house the term “hand wash” only refers to washing one’s hands.
Oven – Do you use the window or open the oven to check?
Open the door.
Pizza – What do you put on yours?
Lots of mushrooms and red peppers; black olives, purple onions and tomatoes too if I have them.
Quiet – What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
Fall asleep in my nursing chair….
Recipe card box – Y/N?
I actually have this ridiculous enormous expanding file stuffed with all sorts of clippings and scribbled recipes (from when someone says, “Mom, that was good! Write it down!). Someday I hope to copy the recipes, transfer it all to a nice binder and discard the historical artifacts.
Style of house –
Tablecloths and napkins – Y/N?
Cloth tablecloths and paper napkins.
Under the kitchen sink – Organized or toxic wasteland?
Vacuum – How many times per week?
Theoretically once a day in the kitchen, twice a week in the living room, weekly everywhere else.
Wash – How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
Around a dozen.
X’s – Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
Yard – Y/N? Who does what?
I am the head gardener, both flower and vegetable, but I delegate much to my helpful family. My teenage son mows. My dear husband tills. Jonathan and Lydia enjoy pruning the raspberries together. Everyone helps with weeding and spring/fall clean up. We enjoy working hard together outdoors.
Zzz’s – What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
I log off the computer, turn off the lights and music, and carry the sleeping baby upstairs. I try to put out my husband’s clothes for the next day as he really appreciates that, but it depends on the baby staying asleep.