Sunday, October 19, 2008

ABCs of Homemaking

A ~Aprons--y/n If y, what does your fav. look like?
I don't own one, not even one. I had a couple of my grandmother's aprons before our house went up in flames several years ago. She always wore aprons.

B ~ Baking--Favorite thing to bake?
Cornbread and biscuits, that's it. I'm not good at baking anything else unless it comes from a box or mix and I've even screwed that up more than once. I once caused a cake explosion.

C ~ Clothes line?
I don't have one but I wish I did. I love the smell of laundry that's been dried outdoors. Hubby took my clothes lines down because he said they were a pain to mow around. Also, we have so much dust out here in the country that I had to pick and choose the days that I could hang laundry out to dry.

D ~ Donuts--Have you ever made them?
I have made them out of canned biscuits, not especially good ones though.

E ~ Everyday--One homemaking thing you do everyday?
DISHES! They breed in my sink. I know they do, I've almost caught them at it!

F ~ Freezer--Do you have a separate deep freeze?
Yes, I have an upright freezer. I used to have a huge chest freezer but when it decided to die and since I can most of our garden produce now, we didn't need a big one anymore.

G ~ Garbage Disposer?
No, we're lucky to have garbage pick-up out here these past 15 or so years. We pay dearly for it too. My grandson has to have something to do, right?

H ~ Handbook--What is your favorite homemaking resource?
I have none unless complete and total disorganization qualifies for this. I did learn to cook by watching my grandmothers and my father, when he was around.

I ~ Ironing--Love it or Hate it? Or hate it but love the results?
Hate it. Don't do it. Don't buy anything that needs it. Don't own an iron. Downy Ultra is my iron.

J ~ Junk Drawer--y/n? Where is it?
Yes. There's one in the kitchen, there's one in the bathroom, and my office pretty much looks like one right now.

K ~ Kitchen--color and decorating scheme.
Green/gold/leaves on white bg wallpaper, Green tile type backsplashes, white linoleum. No decorating scheme. A valance over the little window above the kitchen sink that's different colors; I like being able to look out.

L ~ Love--what is your favorite part of homemaking?
I can't think of any. I think a homey house would be if it were possible with these heathens that I live with, but apparently it's not.

M ~ Mop--y/n?
Yes I have a mop, a string mop like my mother and grandmother used.

N ~ Nylons, machine or hand wash?
Hand wash if I ever wore them.

O ~ Oven--do you use the window or open the oven to check?

P ~ Pizza--What do you put on yours?
Our pizzas are usually take out or frozen and I prefer every vegetable that you can get on one, with only a little meat. I don't like a lot of sauce.

Q ~ Quiet--What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
I read or log onto my computer.

R ~ Recipe Card Box--y/n? What does it look like?
I don't have one. I do have a couple of cookbooks. OH wait, I do have my mother's recipe box, it's a little basket thingy.

S ~ Style of house--What style is your house?
Manufactured, white vinyl siding, shingle roof, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, mostly open living/dining/kitchen area. Front porch, back deck.

T ~Tablecloths or Place mats?
Both. Even when I use a tablecloth I use placemats. With little ones around all the time, there are always spills.

U ~ Under the kitchen sink--organized or toxic wasteland?
Toxic wasteland. Open with caution.

V ~ Vacuum--How many times per week?
I wish I only needed to vacuum once or twice a week, I have dreams about this.

W ~ Wash--How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
Does 15 sound like too many? Probably more like 20 sometimes.

X's--Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
I make lists and I lose lists, and I'm good at it.

Y ~ Yard--y/n? Who does what?
Occasionally I'll mow the yard but only on rare occasions. A Zach and a husband live here, they can do something, can't they?

ZZZ's ~ what is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
I cover my bird.

I borrowed this from Dian who graciously allowed her readers to give it a go. Thank you Dian!


Diane of Crafty Passions said...

I enjoyed reading that very much!!

Sally said...

I used to love ironing and spent many hours doing it. Now, I'm with you and don't. Your list is great. I was thinking today about pizza's my mom used to make; better than any that can be ordered or bought. Ah, the good ole days.


Nonnie said...

oh got a good laugh, brenda....thanks for sharing!

Louise said...

I like your answers. I would have many the same. My favorite is "L."

bermudabluez said...

OMG Brenda! Your house went up in flames! That is just awful. Most of my answers would be similar to yours, but I just may play this one too...

Lisa J said...

That was so neat, loved it!

mreddie said...

Very interesting - hadn't seen this one before. ec

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Are we allowed to steal the meme? It's so cute! :D

Donna said...

Loved you answers Miz Brenda! By the way, it's time for another picture of that "bird"!!!hahaa...Happy day sweetie!!hughugs

Just Joni said...

I enjoyed reading this! What a fun way to catagorize all the little tedious things...many of my answers would have been the same...thanks for sharing ~

Kellan said...

I was just thinking today that it would be nice to have a clothes line!

Have a good evening - Kellan

Sharon Ellery said...

What a great list. I enjoyed yours so much that I gave it a go and played.


Debbie said...

If I played, mine would be boring, but I still might give it a try. I loved your answers! Cute!

I'm also impressed you made doughnuts!!