Monday, August 31, 2009

Friend makin Monday #1

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This looks like fun so I decided to play along. You can link up to friend makin monday here. This week is a Q&A:

1. Do you cook every night?

I generally cook Sunday – Thursday. Friday is pizza night. Saturday varies depending on what we are doing that day.

2. What kind of laundry detergent do you use & why?

Right now I am using a “green” detergent I got from Shaklee. Why? Because I went to a Shaklee party and bought it. It seems to work well enough. But I mostly have used Tide HE.

3. Do you do laundry every day or loads at a time?

Depends on how ambitious I am, but generally I do a few loads twice a week.

4. How often do you eat out per week?

Generally no more than once a week.

5. Where do you usually eat out?

Since we usually have the kids with us, noisy family-friendly restaurants (like Red Robin) prevail.

6. What is your favorite retail store?


7. What's your favorite thing to drink?


8. Do you take vitamins? What kind?

I take a multi vitamin in the morning, sometimes with an additional vitamin D.

9. What percentage of the household chores to you do?

I probably do 95% of the indoor chores and about 5% of the outdoor chores, so it works out pretty well.

10. Do your children do chores? {Or will they, did they, etc}

Yes, especially my 16 month old. I really make him work for his meals!! ;-) My kids WILL do chores, but right now they mostly “help” mommy.

11. Do you go to church?

No, but we keep talking about it.

12. Do you have a housework schedule?

No. The problem with schedules (for me) is usually when the day comes I don’t feel like doing whatever is on my “schedule” for the day. Sigh…

13. Do you keep a working budget?

Not as much as we should.

14. What do you do at night as a family?

By the time my husband gets home and we eat dinner it is usually around 6. Then it’s just bedtime routine stuff as my son is in bed at 7 and my daughter by 7:30. After the kids go to bed we usually watch tv.

15. How do you prepare yourself for a new week?

I try to have all the laundry caught up and most of the groceries purchased for the week by Sunday evening.

16. What do your mornings look like?

5:20 am: Up

5:30 am: Computer time.

5:50 am: Work out at home on our elliptical while watching some sort of valuable educational program such as Drop Dead Diva or Tori & Dean.

6:50 am: Shower & get ready

7:30 am: Eat breakfast and send my husband off to work. My “day” job begins (which is the same as my night job and my weekend job: full time mommy).

17. What time do you get up in the mornings?

5:20 on weekdays, 6-7 on weekends.

18. What time do you go to bed at night?

9:30 or 10.

19. How do you manage all of the paperwork that floods into your household? {bills, school work, magazines, ads, etc}

Not very well!

20. How do you keep your household organized? {calendars, charts, etc}

I use a calendar to keep track of dates/appointments. When my step-daughter is here we add the chore-chart so she knows what she can help do around the house.

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Kathy said...

I love your blog design!

I really really want to switch my schedule around to be more like yours and sleep and rise with the sun :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

We have alot in common! Cool post!!

Anonymous said...

I love how your answer to how do you manage bills is 'not very well'!

Sherrie said...

I saw this on someone else's blog...I should check it out. :) I love Tori & Dean...waiting on a new season. :)

FranticMommy said...

CRAZY! i though I was the only getting up at 5:15-5:20 for some computer time.
I'm with you on the church thing too. talk about it (and feel guilty) ALOT...but haven't made it there in a awhile. :)

blueviolet said...

I have to say I approve of your viewing habits while working out!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I drink pretty much only water and coffee, too!

Currently I am still in "sleep late" mode...but next week I go back to school so I will have a smiliar schedule to yours!

Tesa said...

Compliments again on your blog design. Your header is awesome!

How do you get up so early? I wish I had your energy! But what a great way to start your morning.

Love your photos and look forward to seeing/reading more.

Roxy said...

you forgot wine for the drink...proud of you for gettin up and exercising...way to for the church...just try it..Hannah would probably like sunday school...she is the great age for that.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I have never been to a Red Robin! I don't think we have one around here, actually.
5:20??? A.M?? I'm tired thinking about it!

Tater Tot Mom said...

Thanks so much for visiting my site! I just love your blog banner!

I'm also with you on the church thing...we talk about it...I was beginning to think I am the only one blogging that doesn't religiously go to church!

The Blonde Duck said...

I want an elleptical and a treadmill! I'll put that on my wish list when we decide to have kids!

Jennifer said...

YES! I thought I was the only one who enjoys Drop Dead Diva!!! LOL!

Stacy said...

Loved this. Especially your "valuable educational program" while on the elliptical. :)

I'm still amazed at your early-morning hours. I remember those well from Premier days.. you were *always* the first one in the office!

Oh, and you are welcome to come to church with us any time you'd like! said...

That's are an early bird!!!

We may be twins separated at birth as we have many of the same answers.