Thursday, October 13, 2011

Doesn't it snow all but six weeks a year in New England?

So since I started the other blog on gardening the most common question I get is, "Yes, but what do you do the rest of the year?  (What, besides spend time with my husband, work and volunteer?)  I do a ridiculous amount of crafting and cooking for someone with a full-time, 60-hour-a-week-plus job.  I do it because I enjoy it, and because I'm always, always amused by people's amazement that I have hobbies that are domestic.  Apparently, my personality does not lead people to believe that I would ever consider things like sewing, cooking or knitting fun.  But I do.  Mostly.  This time of year the knitting and sewing is generally directed towards creating holiday gifts, so I'm hyper-focused on timelines and deliverables.  Much like being at work, although at the end of a work project nobody ends up with variegated socks - usually just paper cuts.

A dear friend of mine writes a really great blog on all of her cooking adventures and her family's history surrounding recipes, which is amazing to read but doesn't really work for me because I don't necessarily cook something elaborate or even noteworthy most days.  Also, my family does not have a long and storied history involving recipes.  And because I tend to dabble in a variety of craft mediums, a blog focused on one specific thing (knitting, sewing, scrapbooking) doesn't work either.  So this blog will likely be a mishmash of whatever I'm up to on the home front.