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August 31, 2009

Friend Makin' Monday

Amber over at {ae filkins} is hosting "Friend Makin' Monday" again this week and I'm sure she set this one up just for me. I love playing the Questions Game, and this week she has given us "20 Questions" to answer about ourselves. Woo-Hoo! So excited!

1. Do you cook every night?
Usually. I'm using Menu Planning so I schedule out meals. There are some nights, though, that what I cook is so big that we eat leftovers. And occasionally, just because I don't feel like cooking, we order Pizza or something.

2. What kind of Laundry Detergent do you use & why?
I use whatever is long as it's GAIN. My mom always used it and it just rubbed off. I don't use the original kind though. I like the Spring Flowers or the Lavender. Got to have some kind of decent scent to it.

3. Do you do laundry every day or just by loads?
I usually don't have enough clothes to do laundry every day. I don't like to do small loads, I feel like I am wasting water. I usually do it every other day when Josh has worked a couple of days and I have plenty of clothes to make a decent size load.

4. How often do you eat out per week?
Less than once usually. Occasionally we go out to eat, but it's rare. It costs TOO much and I like to cook.

5. Where do you usually eat out?
McDonalds. Taco Bell on occasion. Chick-Fil-A sometimes. Papa Johns when we want pizza [that's the only place we get it]. And Five me some Five Guys.

6. What is your favorite retail store?
Walmart Baby!! Couldn't live without it because I hate Target.[Long Story...if interested in knowing why, email me.]

7. What's your favorite thing to drink?
Dr. Pepper or Starbucks White Mocha Frappacino's

8. Do you take Vitamins?
No, but I should.

9. What percentage of household chores do you do?
I would say probably 98%. I don't ask Josh to do much because he is working 2 jobs. He does help me with the dishes at night time.

10. Do your children do chores?
Not yet, but he will when he gets big enough. I grew up cleaning up after myself and I expect Noah to grow up learning the same things. Not hard manual labor, but making his bed, picking up toys and eventually his daddy will teach him how to help with the yard, take out the trash, etc. And I have intentions of teaching him how to take care of himself and not require a Woman to do it [ laundry, wash dishes, and cook something besides frozen pizza....I dream big.]

11. Do you go to church?
Yes. Josh and I have [unofficially] found our new church home and I am so excited about it!

12. Do you have a housework schedule?
Yes. Mondays=Sweep & Mop the kitchen and bathrooms. Tuesday=Dust the entire house. Wednesday=Vaccum. Thursday=Clean the bathrooms. Everyday duties include wiping down the kitchen, doing whatever laundry needs doing, making the beds, picking up the toys, etc all over the house, and sweeping.

13. Do you keep a working budget?
I know where our money goes before we get it. I know what bills need paying and when and how much. I allot an "x" amount of money for groceries. We are about to take the "Financial Peace University" by Dave Ramsey at our new church and I am really excited about the Budget planning section of this study. I'm sure you will all be seeing some notes pop up here.

14. What do you do at night as a family?
We cook supper together, eat supper, clean up together and then Josh & I usually both give Noah a bath. When Noah's in bed, Josh and I try to spend some time reading our Bibles together and watching some TV.

15. How do you prepare yourself for a new week?
I plan out what I know needs doing. I'm getting really good at using my planner. I know what HAS to be done before Monday ever gets here.

16. What do your mornings look like?
I get up about 5:30 or 5:45 and make Josh breakfast. I get my coffee going ASAP. I see Josh off to work and spend some time praying and doing my Quiet Time. When Noah wakes up, it's breakfast for the two of us, then he watches cartoons and plays while I read and catch up on my blog.

17. What time do you get up in the am?
I answered this already...oops. Between 5:30-5:45.

18. What time do you go to bed at night?
Usually no later than 10:00 pm, but it's not uncommon for me to be out before 9:00.

19. How do you manage all of the paperwork that floods into your house {bills, schoolwork, magazines, ads, etc.}
I sort through the mail as soon as it comes. Junk mail immediately goes into the garbage can. I open the bills, throw away the envelopes [I pay online so I don't need them] and put them in my planner where everything else is. I don't get magazines and no one is in school so I don't have to worry with that. When bills get paid, they immediately go into the filing cabinet. [Check here to see how I organized my Files...very simple and super helpful!]

20. How do you keep your household organized? [calendars, charts, etc.]
I use my planner all throughout the day, everyday. I have our budget and bills there, my shopping list there, my to-do list, what I'm doing to blog about. Everything is there. Seperated, divided, and usually color coordinated. I've found that it works best for me to have everything in one place so I can carry it with me all the time.



At August 31, 2009 at 8:53 AM , Blogger ♥ Kenz ♥ said...

I'm so envious of you because you can have Chick-fil-a when you want it. We don't have it in NY! But I love the original...

PS I also love what you said about your husband about him tolerating your Twilight infatuation. That's so cute...I love Edward..just saying.

At August 31, 2009 at 10:51 AM , Blogger Kelli said...

I love this idea of 20 great. I love that you make Josh breakfast. I usually make Rondell's lunch and he loves that.

At August 31, 2009 at 12:04 PM , Blogger Annie said...

You sound very organized! :) I, too, color code everything in binders. Stopping in from FMM.

At August 31, 2009 at 12:59 PM , Blogger Allyson said...

Great answers!

Stopping over from FMM. Happy Monday!

PS: Your little monkey is ADORABLE!

At August 31, 2009 at 2:32 PM , Blogger HaB said...

WOW!!! I wish I was that organized!!!

Happy Monday to you!

At August 31, 2009 at 6:04 PM , Blogger ~Kate~ said...

You're very organized at your home. I think you've got a good thing going there. Keep it up. :)

At August 31, 2009 at 6:20 PM , Blogger Adie said...

Hopping on over from Ambers Blog for FMM!

I am evnvious of you being in Florida. I miss Florida and the heat.

And Girl you are organized and thats awesome!

At August 31, 2009 at 7:28 PM , Blogger Kristenph said...

Your color-coded divided binder sounds great:) I love organizational tools. It's a sickness ;) Nice blog.

At September 1, 2009 at 7:38 AM , Blogger Theta Mom said...

Cute idea with the 20 questions! I feel like I know you a little better. But Target, you don't like it, really? Target is one of my faves!!!

At September 1, 2009 at 8:23 AM , Blogger Tina said...

Sounds like you have things under control. I could take some lessons!!
Love your blog!!

At September 3, 2009 at 3:38 PM , Blogger J.J. said...

Fellow Mil wife here :) Hubby and I were married in Tampa, too! Nice to meet ou! Maybe next week I will get back to doing FMM :)

I love your organized file system!!!


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