Thursday, February 8, 2007

Domestically Challenged

I am taking part in Mimi's domestic tag game. I think I am pretty domestic naturally because I like my home and caring for my family. But let's face it. Even if I wasn't a domestic sort of person I would have to become one because I have 4 children!

So, here are my responses to how I do things around my home.
Aprons- I don't own an apron. And I'm pretty sure I wouldn't wear one because I'd be to lazy to put it on. And then I'd have to wash it and that would be adding more laundry to my huge laundry pile.

Baking— I have to be in the mood to bake. I don't do cakes or frosted cookies because I want to be done with the baking process. It takes to long to cool the cake, and then frost it. My specialty (haha) would be cinnamon rolls.

Clothesline- No, I'll use my dryer thank you.

Donuts— I have made donuts before. In fact I was in the mood for homemade donuts last week. So, I got out my fry daddy and started heating up that bad boy. I had my back turned to that wretched appliance when I began smelling a toxic fume. I turned around and the daddy was smoking! It smelled like burning plastic that made it feel like the air was being sucked from my lungs while my eyes were watering so bad I had a hard time finding the plug. So, as of now, my donut days are over because the "daddy" has been sent to the dump.

One homemaking thing you do every day— Only one? I have a very long list. But I'll go with washing dishes for $200.

Freezer-- Do you have a separate deep freeze? Just the regular freezer on the refrigerator? Is that how you spell refrigerator?

Garbage Disposal-- Yes, yes and yes! We did not have a garbage disposal growing up. My parents thought it was too expensive. So, under the sink my mom had a bucket. We would have to scrape the food off of the dishes into that bucket. And then we would march the slop out to our chickens and dump the mess into their caged area where they would feast on the delicacies. We were supposed to empty that bucket daily, but in reality I think it was only emptied when the rancid smell would knock you over when you walked into our avacado green kitchen. This is such a nasty memory for me that it makes me throw up a little in my mouth. So, yeah, you bet your bottom I have a garbage disposal!

I seem to have lost my middle letters of the alphabet - Ha! I don't even know what this means.

Nylons - I fought the trend of not wearing nylons for some time. It felt as if I wasn't dressed properly without them! But now that I don't wear nylons it would be hard to go back. It's a very liberating feeling!

Oven-- Do you use the window or open the door to check? I open the door. The window is usually to dirty to see through!

Pizza-- What do you put on yours? cheese, pineapple, canadian bacon

Quiet— lately, I sleep a lot.

Recipe Card Box Y/N? No. My mom had one. I wish I knew what happened to it. Brothers, do any of you have it?

Style of house— Brand spanking new two story. Yeah!

Tablecloths and napkins? No tablecloths. Sometimes we have paper napkins. And sometimes we just pass around a towel! Is that gross?

Under the kitchen sink-- organized or toxic wasteland – It's clean! Remember my above response to the garbage disposal? It's become a childhood phobia of mine to have a toxic wasteland under my sink.

Vacuum-- It used to be everyday. But now it's about twice a week. I hope to go back to the every day thing some day. I like clean floors!

Wash-- how many loads of laundry do you do in a week? I've thought about counting, but I'm afraid it would be depressing. I can tell you my record loads of laundry one day is 9 loads.

X's-- Do you keep a daily list of things to do and cross them off? Not usually. John's the list maker in our family. It gives him a thrill when he does see me making a list. I guess he sees it as some of his good rubbing off on me. There have been times I have made a list after I did a lot of work just so I can cross everything off. And then I happen to leave the list around so John will see how hard I've worked that day!

Yard-- Who does what? John does most the yard work. He gets very anxious when I mow the lawn. And unfortunately, I didn't inherit my dad's green thumb.

Zzz's--What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed? Start the dishwasher, start the dryer, put the dog in her kennel, lock all the doors, check on the children, set the thermostats, wash my face, brush my teeth, get in my jammies, and then hop into bed. John takes off his clothes and hops into bed. I'm quite jealous that it only takes him 20 seconds to get into bed while it takes me 20 minutes!

Thanks for letting me play Mimi! Okay Laura and Kira, won't you play with me?
ETA: Kira commented that she would be afraid of her mom's post because she has 7 children. However, I would love to read Mama Karie's answers! How about it?


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