Sunday, November 4, 2007

I'm so domestic

Working from home, I generally slack in the housekeeping department. There are always other demands that seem more urgent. But I want you to know that I mopped the kitchen floor last Wednesday. This is a major accomplishment for me. The two types of housework I hate the most are cleaning the shower and mopping floors. On Halloween I decided that I had been disgusted with the floor long enough, that I'd had enough of black feet after walking around the kitchen barefoot. It had been so long since I'd cleaned the floor that just mopping was not sufficient. I had to get down on my hands and knees, Cinderella style, and scrub for (gulp) over an hour to get the floor looking good.

What's your most dreaded house chore?

As if overtaken by some alter-ego, I also cooked today. I'm usually only good for about one meal a week, at best, otherwise it's cereal or burritos for dinner. After sending Dan on a late-night Walmart run last night to get poster board for Lily's Star of the Week poster, I called and asked him to pick up a roast. I cooked it in the crock-pot with potatoes, carrots, and onions and topped it with a mixture of 1-can cream of mushroom soup, 1-can cream of celery soup, and 1-can beef broth (or 2 bullion cubes dissolved in 1 3/4 cups water). I have to say that it was about the best roast I've ever made. Amelia wolfed it down and Lily even ate hers!

If you see a lady around town tomorrow wearing a big gold star, it's just me, gloating...

8 comments:

Becky in Wyo said...

Man, I think I'll have to join the recipe bandwagon. I figured out this great fried rice recipe last week. When I make it again this week, I'll measure everything so everyone can have an official recipe. It was so yummy!

Becky in Wyo said...

Oh, I forgot. My most dreaded chore is probably laundry. I am such a slacker about that, totally avoid it as long as possible. I just dump the clean load out on my laundry room table, and everyone has to fend for themselves. Occasionally I hang things up, and I never iron. It's why I buy cotton and polyester blends. Not very fashionable, but I could never have a wardrobe full of ironing. Uuughh!

KT2 said...

ok- by far my dreaded chore is folding socks. My boys (1 hubby, 1 son) have approximately 2 million individual socks, which means I have to match up 1 million pairs. Plus - none of them are the same brand.. It usually takes me an hour or so.. I usually know it's time to wash a load of socks when I look down and notice that Alex is wearing his green scout socks with whatever outfit he has on.

Josh and Jenn said...

my most dreaded chore: cleaning toilets. Need I say more?

Sue said...

Jenn- if I clean your toilets will you scrub my shower? Oh wait, I think you have mentioned that Josh has a serious nighttime aiming problem...

Christianna said...

Let me just say that I hate cleaning toilets and showers. And I feel for you Jen. Having lived with Josh, I understand the nastiness that is his bathroom.

Anonymous said...

WHAT???? NOT PORK CHOPS WITH GARLIC MASHED POTATOES???? That's my favorite of yours!!! =)
Gracie had a kid cuisine tonight. Yummy chicken nuggets, corn, macaroni and cheese and microwaved pudding! Mmm. . mmm ..=)

Lori

PS I HATE HATE HATE HATE unstacking the dishwasher. It's just going to all go back in there eventually. I would fold socks and clean toilets any day over unstacking the dumb dishwaser.

Becky in Wyo said...

It's so funny how we all HATE repetitive chores, even if they only take minutes to do!