Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I am a homemaker...but I'm not very crafty.

I love food. Everything about it. I can't even watch Ratatouille without feeling extremely hungry and having to make something creative in the kitchen to enjoy, it was even worse with Julie and Julia. I spent the whole movie starving. Not for a hamburger and fries but for something truly gourmet and delectable. The only problem is, I am not a gourmet chef, and I don't have any at my disposal. I am just an average cook with little talent.

I can bake as well as the next person but no better. I don't make fancy culinary creations to die for, although I am often craving them. Sometimes I just want GOOD food, GOOD treats.

I am NOT a scrapbook-er or a crafty person. There is not one creative bone in my body. It would seem that I'm not a very good picture of a homemaker. I don't do anything better than the next person.

There is one thing that I'm pretty good at making, although I've only made it once, it turned out pretty beautifully. I might make it more often if it wasn't so expensive to make and didn't take so much time and equipment, but my family LOVED it. Adam collaborated with me and it was a very neat project so we decided to try it again. This time I suggested Adam take the bulk of the work but he insisted that I could do a much better job at it and frankly, it is more in my realm of expertise. Adam assured me I would have his full support.

We got to work on the project and it started out well enough but I quickly remembered what a taxing project it actually was. It has started to take it's physical toll and quite frequently I tell Adam that I think I'd like to quit. "It's too late for that babe," he says, but I'll be here to help and support you. Often after long nights of working on the project Adam will bring me breakfast in bed. He will do the cooking and cleaning, at least for the first little while, and helps a lot with Hannah when he is home. So many friends assure me, "every project is different," but what they don't know is that this one is much more grueling, especially with a toddler running amok.

But I will carry on with my head held high and my stomach empty. I know the first few months of the project are the worst, and I know that when I am done It will be worth it (although, I'm not going to pretend I'm not worried that my first project, and this current project will conspire against me). Oh well, call me a glutton for punishment. I am a homemaker, and we do like our projects.


Lisa said...

Clever! Congrats you guys, very exciting :)

Stephanie said...

Ha :) you are going to do just fine! It is harder to be pregnant with a toddler around too but rest when you can and except help when you need and just enjoy Hannah and Adam :) Congrats girlie!!!

Melinda said...

:-) So when is this current project due? ;-)

A former roommate of mine posted on her facebook page one time: I'm SO crafty, I make babies!

Bea said...

Making babies is certainly lot more fun than othr projects I had tried :o)
Gourmet cooks are sadly overrated. If you want gourmet go get it but solid everyday food go make it it is more fun and cheaper. :o)
We are excited for another "project"
Love you!!!!!
suck life-savers and sip coke...coca cola that is :o)

Lilian said...

I have since learned that peppermint life savers are what yu need. Why did it take until now for me to learn that PEPPERMINT is very helpful with nausea.


Georgia said...

You are such a clever writer and you are extremely talented with your 'craft'. I'm so excited for you, Adam and Hannah!

It was awesome seeing you and your sweet little family this week; what a treat to have you here for Sean's return and report. You are an amazing woman and I'm so proud to call you my friend.

Adam said...

I don't get it...what project are you working on? Ever since you got pregnant and the morning sickness hit I haven't seen you too enthusiastic to work on a project.

jonandalicia said...

Congrats! That is very exciting, you will do great with Hannah and the new little one!

Mas*tailor* made in Heaven said...

Ya that took me a while to but your project is going to be WONDERFUL!!!! (=