Saturday, April 14, 2007
Okay stole this one from both my SIL's.
Homemaking. . . .
Aprons – Y/N?
Usually only when I bake or make something with a sauce. Now Steiner would say I wear it to "sheild my inner forces." No I'm really just trying to sheild my clothing.
Baking – Favorite thing to bake:
Bread, blueberry muffins, chocolate chip cookies, cakes.
Clothesline – Y/N?
Donuts – Have you ever made them?
Yes. Once when I was twelve. We won't relive that little mishap.
Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day:
Only one? haha. Okay make dinner.
Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?
I wish. But I do steal freezer space from the basement family.
Garbage Disposal – Y/N?
I used to own chickens which would be a yes. Now we just compost the kitchen waste.
Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?
Nourishing Traditions and Pattern Language
Ironing – Love it or hate it?
hate it. But thanks to my laundry line I don't have to do it anymore. Everything dries without wrinkles with the exception of a few linen things.
Junk drawer – Y/N? Where is it?
I have tried to not own one of these but they just evolve. There is no use fighting it. But I draw the line at getting a kitchen junk drawer organizer. The whole point of the junk drawer is ruffling through all the crud.
Kitchen: Design & Decorating?
Um sort of Italian counrty meets california meets old-time american farm kitchen. I just try and have everything I have in there be either functional or beautiful and ideally both.
Love – What is your favorite part of homemaking?
baking bread--the laundry line, both require a repetetive action that lets my mind wander. . .
Mop – Y/N?
In Italy when we had tile floors I did.. But with cruddy linoleum there is no substitute for a good hands and knees scrubbing.
Nylons – Wash by hand or in the washing machine?
I don't own nylons. Its cotton tights in the winter and au natural in the summer. I swear I destroy nylons just by looking at them. One time we made nylon in chemistry class. I've felt a little leary of it ever since.
Oven – Do you use the window or open the oven to check?
both. this is a silly question.
Pizza – What do you put on yours?
I put garlic sometimes. Also olives, caramilized onions, and scallions. peppers. feta and pesto when I have them on hand.
Quiet – What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
I waste my time with stupid surverys. . . seriously though, in the summer I sit out in my yard under a nice tree and drink iced tea. In the winter its usually hot tea or chai on the couch with a book.
Recipe card box – Y/N?
Sort of. I have a big cigar box full of recipes mostly from my dad and the internet that I call "The fat duck cook book." It is totally disorganized.
Style of house –
I think it is called a "rambler" I like to call it "box."
Tablecloths and napkins – Y/N?
cloth napkins. yes tablecloths on an off
Under the kitchen sink – Organized or toxic wasteland?
organized sort of --the only toxic thing I use is bleach and I use it so rarely that I keep it down in the basement. I clean almost everything upstairs with baking soda/ vinegar/ and borax--oh and dish soap.
Vacuum – How many times per week?
about once. in the summer more often because we track in more dirt going barefoot all the time .
Wash – How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
Gosh. a ton. probably a load a day. more when I'm using diapers.
X’s – Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
No but this is one of the excellent habits of my husbands that i need to aquire. We do sort of try and organize our day over our cofee in the morning.
Yard – Y/N? Who does what?
I weed, rake, compost, and mulch. I mow about fifty percent of the time and plant the garden. Ben chops up wood, hauls big heavy tree stumps around, does the other fifty percent of the mowing and helps with the fences and burns stuff. He also had a very sucsessful melon patch one year. Angelica pulls over rocks to find bugs and makes mud pies. Zita walks on burning logs and takes rides in the wheelbarrow.
Zzz’s – What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
I do the dishes and soak the oats for breakfast. --one time I set the breakfast table the night before. That was a really cool day.