Monday, February 05, 2007


I've been tagged by Elena.

Now, friends , stop laughing about the notion of me and housekeeping~ :-).
Aprons – Y/N?
Nope, not unless I'm doing something really messy or wearing good clothes. Then I'll drag out an old apron - I have one, maybe two, tops.
Baking – Favorite thing to bake:
I used to bake a lot. Don't bake much now - too fattening and I have kids who like to bake. But bread was probably my favourite.
Clothesline – Y/N?
Yes - doesn't everyone? :-)
Donuts – Have you ever made them?
Yep - in my baking days. We liked them but way too fiddly. Maybe made them twice?
Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day:
Tidy up. I spend my whole life tidying up!
Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?
Yes - a small chest freezer, currently in the laundry.
Garbage Disposal – Y/N?
Not in this house but we did have one in our last home.
Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?
Don't really have one ( blushes). I do have an old Mrs Beeton's Housekeeping Book that I love to read now and then - its such a scream and such a good picture of a middle class woman's life in the UK in the 1800s.
Ironing – Love it or hate it?
Don't have feelings either way. I can take it or leave it - but I never get to iron. Maybe twice a year? Everyone says I am such a terible iron-er that they won't let me! Dh and older boys mostly iron here.
Junk drawer – Y/N? Where is it?
Second and third drawer in the kitchen.
Kitchen: Design & Decorating?
We are renting - its all in white.
Love: What is your favorite part of homemaking?
Umm. Umm. Think Leonie. I think I like organizing and doing flowers or making things look better/different.
Mop - Y/N?
Yes - and also wipe down on hands and kness - we have white tiles. That explains everything, doesn't it?
Nylons - Wash by hand or in the washing machine?
Washing machine. And they're usually a winter thing here and mostly black or patterns, occasionally skin tone - even my fish net stockings that I wear to parties, go in the washing machine.
Oven - Do you use the window, or open the door to check?
Both.I get to burn food a lot!
Pizza - What do you put on yours?
No cheese, lots of veges, including olives and jalapenos.
Quiet - What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
Read. Go on the internet. Sit down and chat to the kids.
Recipe card box - Y/N?
Style of house -
We are renting a two story, five bed, two and a half bath newer house - its nearly 2 years old.
Tablecloths and napkins - Y/N?
Yes, but not for every meal...
Under the kitchen sink - Organized or toxic wasteland?
Semi - organized.
Vacuum - How many times per week?
Mostly daily - either me or one of the kids.
X’s - Do you keep a daily list of things to do and cross them off?
Definitely - can't live my life without my To Do list. Not many housekeeping things are on the list, though - its mostly work and homeschool and appts and phone calls and...
Yard - Who does what?
Dh does a lot of the gardening and all the mowing but its a little yard. I weed here and there - I hate weeds so pull them as I see them.
Zzz’s - What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
Usually, tidy up the kitchen and family room and make a To Do list for the next day and write in my homeshool log. Unless I am exhausted.

Whom do I tag?

Catholic Mommas


Mary G said...


Thanks so much for tagging me with something so near and dear to my heart (not!).

Check out my responses on my blog. I tagged MaryM

Leonie said...

lol! Mary - a kindred spirit ( as Anne would say). Books, talking, writing, playing - thats me. Housekeeping - thats not! Thanks for being a good sport and posting the meme - off to look!

Beate said...

lololol....tagged for housekeeping! too funny!

Jennifer said...

The baking question threw me for a loop too, I don't even have an oven! I think I put down pizza for baking too as we can do that on the grill. I'm pretty fascinated by that pizza question by the way, such a variety of toppings!

Leonie said...

Beate, thats what Mary said! lol!

Jennifer - everyone seems to like pizza differently, don't they?

kimzyn said...

Cool meme. I think you and I are very similar housekeeping -wise. But I think most homeschoolers have a similar attitude, seeings as how we're home more often than most.

Kim from relaxed homeskool

Leonie said...

Yes, perhaps we are too interested in homeschooling ( and having fun). :-)