I love the domestic. Cute aprons, vintage pyrex, fancy cookware, matching cutlery & dinnerware, & high quality linens. I derive a deep pleasure in stain removal and ironing, and generally take great pride in my home & garden. At Christmas time I spend far too many hours meticulously wrapping the gifts under my tree, and when I cook I always put on classic french cabaret like (the great) Edith Piaf & Charles Trenet. In some ways, at the core of my being I am a 1950's housewife.
However, I am also a staunch liberal & feminist. I may choose these things for myself, but I will be the first to stand up and advocate for everyone else's right to choose differently for themselves--- regardless of their gender. I tend to be the loudest voice in the room. I keep my hair in a short pixie cut. I am often heard stubbornly telling my sweet husband, loudly & with authority, "I am the boss of you!" I am complicated and nothing is really ever quite as it seems. But I love that about myself.
I'm fortunate, I suppose, to be married to a man who knows when to sit back and let me take charge (which is often). And when to stand up and request that I slow my roll. We work together extremely well in that regard. He is also the most hard working & capable man that I have ever known. Truly, there is nothing this man of mine can't do (except, maybe, put his dishes in the %*^#ing dishwasher!). He amazes me every single day.
In a nutshell- I am a married 30-something- feminist-domestic-goddess. I have no children & am not sure if I ever will. I live in a small, lovely home, in a small, lovely town, in lovely British Columbia, Canada. I have a couple of dogs that I completely adore. I've traveled a fair amount, but am always looking to see & experience more. Above all, I try to fill my life with beauty. Beautiful things, beautiful moments, & beautiful experiences. I think that, particularly as we get older, it's important to pay attention to & take some pride the details.
Our time here is short. We should savour the moments that we have. Put icing on them and eat them up slowly. Surround ourselves with lovely, beautiful, decadent, wonderful things, people & places. Indulge a little.
This blog is dedicated to all the fabulous, beautiful, indulgent things in life.