Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Popinjay - Domestic

That sound you just heard? That was me falling to the floor laughing hysterically at the thought of myself ever being described as domestic.

I? Am not domestic.

I mean, sure, I can fake it like the best of them. I can keep a clean house, I do laundry, I even cook, and do a pretty darn good job of it, when I need to.

But Betty Crocker, Martha Stewart, June Cleaver I am not.

Now, I realize most women are not either, but truthfully, as much as I love my home, domesticity seems a bit lost on me.

I’m just not that girl.

But this does not mean I wouldn’t like to be. At times. There’s certainly a side to me that wouldn’t mind the ability to cook-up a family meal without having to think too much about it. To know exactly how long it takes to cook a pot roast (I wouldn’t even know what kind of meat to buy to make pot roast). To be able to turn on my sewing machine, and hem that pair of pants I just bought (I own a hand me down sewing machine, and have no idea how to work it).

I’ve come a long way in the nine plus years I’ve been living on my own, but “domestic” is just not a word anyone would use to describe me.

But really, I could fool you if I wanted to.

I would invite you to my home, after I’d spent a good day thoroughly cleaning it, I would cook up some finger foods (I’m really good at those), and perhaps one of my “no fail” recipes, I’d light some scented candles, line up my martini glasses on the bar, turn on some music, and maybe, for good measure, I’d wear this:

I think that sounds just enough "domestic", don't you?

Make sure to visit Michelle and see if there are any Martha Stewarts among the rest of the participants...


Amber@ClassicHousewife said...

Not domestic?! Just kidding! ; )
I have a theory that it's a lot easier to "get away" with being less domestic when you're single -- though I can't prove that because I lived at home when I went to college and moved out into an apartment when I got married. I never lived out on my own. I DO know that things were a LOT LESS domestic when we first got married than after we had kids. ;)
The trouble with "domestic" is that many domestic things are actually daily necessities that can get kind of boring with repetition and the wrong perspective - which I am so guilty of! My favorite domestic things are things that aren't everyday domestic, things that make me feel MORE domestic, like baking special cookies, making bread or homemade tortillas, DIY home decor projects.. I love those things. I find things like aprons and pretty kitchen gloves helpful for finding the daily boring domestic chores more desirable -- but I usually forget to WEAR them, so, fat lot of good THAT does. ;)

I like your apron -- I haven't decided what to take a picture of yet.. should I take a picture of the MOUNDS of dirty laundry piled in front of my washer?? =P

~michelle pendergrass said...

Ooooh I want an apron like that!!

Heather said...

Amber--I was actually more domestic when I was single, I think. It was easier to do everything for one person in a tiny apartment than for two in a house. Although I garden now, and I didn't before. So that's something, right? I actually don't cook as often, which doesn't make sense. I'll have to remedy that.

Love the apron. Maybe I'd do more gourmet cooking if I had a little black apron!

Poof said...

Yeah, that's pretty much how I am, too. But I love the aprons!