Category The Housewife

Sap

Everyone does it. Okay — I hope everyone does it. You’re holding something that’s hot or dripping or sticky, etc. Your destination is far away so, being a member of the intelligent, adaptable human species, you quickly make a detour.…

Ouch

When accidents happen in books, the narrator usually slows down the plot, creating suspenseful buildup. When accidents happen in movies, the audience is forewarned by ominous music. In real life, accidents happen so fast you need a moment to regroup…

Era Misunderstood

I will do all kinds of foolish, silly things in an effort to hurry Spring. Although I know very well that painting my toenails, drinking coca-cola or opening all the windows in my house will not make the warm weather…

pound cake

The Hubby’s birthday was this past week. Visions of creating a big, decadent–and pretty–cake for him never materialized in my mind. The three-layered white-chocolate frosted chocolate cake that I blogged about a few weeks ago? Not for my birthday boy. No,…

Socks

I am a big fan of being productive. It is one of my qualities that, frankly, annoys my husband. I know this because when I began a question the other day that started with, “Babe, could we…” He interrupted (in…

Economics of a housewife

This will be far from the 1960s Mrs. Dick Van Dyke-post the title implies! My lessons in economics as a newly-married woman do not include me carrying a pocketbook with a meager budget scratched out, deciphering how much I will…

My Dream Home

John and I like to go for walks/bikerides around town and admire/drool over houses. I have already given him a long list of “musts” for a home in our future. It will be in the country, only a few miles…

from a laundromat in Moorhead

I may regret starting a blog when my home doesn’t have internet. Public locations advertizing “free wi-fi” are deceptive. All those loads of laundry and/or cups of coffee are going to add up eventually.  But on the other hand, posts…