Wednesday, January 31, 2007

homemaking meme Sallie wrote this meme, and I've seen it on a few blogs here and there recently. So, I thought I'd give it a whirl. Life as a single homemaker in Taiwan looks like this for me and my doggie: Aprons – Y/N? If Y, what does your favorite look like? Yes, but not plural--just one. It matches my table cloth--kacky with red lines. Baking – Favorite thing to bake Bake? You mean in my teeny tiny convection oven? Brownies. Clothesline – Y/N? Yes, my dryer is also teeny tiny--a gift to myself two Christmases ago. Most people here don't have one. So, I am thankful for sheets and jeans that are dried in a dryer--but most everything else goes on the clothesline. Donuts – Have you ever made them? Nope. Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day You are supposed to do this homemaking thing daily?? In that case, does making my bed count? Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze? No. Garbage Disposal – Y/N? Nope. No one has one here in Taiwan. But, I do have these nifty nets that sit in a "drain cup" in my kitchen sink to catch the odd and ends that fall into the sink. Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource? Flylady. Ironing – Love it or hate it? Or hate it but love the results? Ironing? Hmmm . . . I think I have an iron, maybe, somewhere, but I couldn't promise you for sure. Junk drawer – Y/N? Where is it? I have a "catch all drawer"--in the top of my shoe closet by the front door. Just money, keys, my business card file-book, and a few other odds and ends in there. Kitchen – Color and decorating scheme Black and red. Black dishes, red glasses and other red stuff (spachulas, measuring cups). My (green) cabinets are covered in black marble contact paper, and my (mustard yellow) fridge is painted black. Love – What is your favorite part of homemaking? Having company over. I think it is really hard to enjoy housekeeping when I am doing it only for myself. Mop – Y/N? Yes--I have no carpets. Only white tile in every room. Nylons – Wash by hand or in the washing machine? Nylons?? Huh? Do you mean pantyhose? I haven't worn pantyhose since the 90's. And, if you don't mean panyhose, I would guess the answer is with the machine--cuz I don't handwash anything. Oven – Do you use the window or open the oven to check? If my teeny tiny convection oven counts--then I can pretty much see all thru the window, but I still like to open the door. Pizza – What do you put on yours? Does "put" include "kind you order from the local pizza place"? Quiet – What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment? Drink a cup of coffee or tea and read a little. But, living alone--all my moments are "quiet."...

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