More about the title of this blog:
The Joyful Housewife: Domestic Bliss, Eventually
I intended for this part of the title to come off as ironic to those who know me well. After all, those closest to me (sisters, mother, husband, old friends) probably remember my disposition as being less joyful and much more like the above young lass (whose picture my husband clipped out of our local grocery circular and posted on our fridge).
I’m highly particular and resistant to change in most things. Some say this is because I’m a Virgo – but note that most of my friends are Virgos, and I’m by far the fussiest. While I’m lucky to have a husband who has done a lot of cooking for me, especially while I was busy in grad school, this pout has often been my response to his experimental nature in the kitchen. Another testament to my fussy nature: I switch my socks back and forth several times every single morning before I’m satisfied with their fit.
As for the Housewife part, I’m hopeless, just hopeless when it comes to keeping house. So the tagline which follows the title is quite apt: Domestic Bliss, Eventually. I hope to live up to this manifesto as I post to this blog in the days ahead.
More about me:
I’m 30 year old Linguist and I live in Denver with my husband and my dog. Previously I lived in Iowa City, and before that, Long Beach, California. I teach American Sign Language and sometimes English as a Second Language. I knit. I like to talk about knitting and to think about quilting. I hope to meet other knitters in Denver soon.
And most interesting and telling of all my biographical facts: I’m the child of a compulsive hoarder.
This is where my hopelessness when it comes to cooking and cleaning surely originated. I mean, I remind myself that many, many women have the same overwhelming, daily feelings about chores as I do, it’s just hard to believe that I’m not exceptional when I grew up in such exceptional circumstances!
Anyway, this year I plan to conquer my undomesticity! Watch me!