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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Domesticity at it's finest!
Is domesticity a word? It is, it is...and I'm gonna use it!!
Well, domesticity was never my strong suit. I was a career minded woman, who was much too busy to be domestic. But having a baby has "slowed" things down. And yes "slowed" is said with tongue in cheek. Maybe I should say that having a baby has made me "live in the moment" more. All those things I was too busy for in the past, seem so much more important now and appreciated.
I was always a little intimidated by the domestic things in life, thanks to a few friends to help me along the way...and I have become a machine! A canning machine! When I was expecting, this was my version of nesting. We moved into a house with lots of fruit trees and they bore way more fruit than what we could eat, so canning made so much sense.
Then I decided to take a cake decorating class. I had started baking a couple of years before, but now I had to make the baking look pretty for many of the upcoming birthdays I have to look forward too. I'm no pro...but practice makes perfect (I hope!). And as you can see by the picture...I need a lot of practice!
And my latest foray has been into sewing. Believe it or not, but I have never sewn a stitch on a sewing machine. And now with the help of a friend...I made a sleep sack!! Yay!!! The world is my oyster now! I can finally fix those leggings that I had to wear with boots because they lost their hem.
Thanks PM, CE, and SD for helping me travel down this road of domesticity. (There! I used the word one more time!)