Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy Homemaker Monday!

On my bedside table: Some bills to be paid.

On my TV: The Fighting Sullivans

On the menu for tonight: Eating out at the ballpark. Ryan plays in his last baseball game.

On my to-do list: Peel wallpaper and paint in my kitchen - still. My dear friends are coming to help me.

New recipe I tried last week: None. But I did have some Indian food from my friend's family restaurant. YUM! I never tried Indian food but the chicken dishes and noodle dishes were tasty. A little spicy with the curry, but delicious!

In the craft basket: Dishcloths to knit.

Looking forward to: Summer!

Homemaking tip of the week: Like many homes, the laundry is a never ending chore. Many times I catch up with the laundry, but then I don't have time to fold and put them away. Then I have piles of clean clothes in baskets. If we end up needing something in there, it's a time sucker to try and go through the piles and find what we're looking for. What I do is to sort the clean clothes and place each person's clothes in their own basket. The towels and my clothes are generally put away first, so no baskets are needed there. It becomes much easier to sort through a basket when you know that the clothes there belong to just one person. Eventually the clothes get to where they need to go, but in the meantime, it makes hunting for clothes much easier. Of course by that time, the clothes need to be ironed, but we won't get into that now. :)

Favorite Blog post: Teaching Excellence: We Need More Daniels at Generation Cedar

Favorite Photo from last week:

On my prayer list: husband and kids
my kid's teachers

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses:

Matthew 22:37-40

He said to him, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments."

Thank you to Sandra, for hosting Happy Homemaker Mondays!


Sandra said...

You know what? I do the exact same thing with the laundry. We all have our own baskets and I usually dump all the clean laundry into a big one and then fold and separate into each basket as I go. So much easier :)

GrandmaK said...

This was great fun! Thanks for sharing. Cathy

Tracy said...

this is wonderful!!

Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller said...

I fold my laundry on the dining room table and tell everyone to take up their own piles before bed. If company's coming I tell my daughter to bring everyone's piles to their respective rooms. I'm sorry you still are working on that kitchen :(