This past Saturday, I spent the day trying to be domestic.
Here's my day:
Early Morning- tried to be a perfect little wife and made Mr. Spice breakfast, coffee and lunch as he headed off to work. Lunch is left on the kitchen counter.
Mid-Morning- tried to be uber productive and went to run list of errands. The fabric shop was out of sewing machine needles, so I had to wait 45 minutes for the one across the street to open. Went shopping in nearby shops.
Down pour begins. Umbrella in the car.
Noonish- Get home with sewing stuff. Soaking wet. And then the sun comes out.
Mid-afternoon- Try to make the day better by ordering pizza. Decide to bake gingerbread that Ina Garten made on TV.
10 minutes later- Mistakenly bought fresh ginger. Need ground ginger and cloves. Go to the store. Downpour starts as soon as I leave the house.
Late afternoon- Finish Gingerbread, and send it off with Mr. Spice to his study group. Start to attempt Sugar Cookies.
Early evening- Work on sewing project while sugar cookie dough sets in the fridge.
Mid-evening- Downpour continues. We lose power. Take the dog on a walk thinking the street lights would be on. But no, the whole neighborhood is dark, even the street lights.
Contemplate going out. Shower. Forget that I can't blow dry my hair.
Light candles and give up on being domestic or productive.
Read. Wait for Mr. Spice.
Late-evening. Power is restored and Mr. Spice comes home. Attempt to roll out sugar cookies and use cute little cookie cutters for the first time in my 30 years. Make deranged looking trees and gingerbreadmen that taste interesting to say the least.
Finally, celebrate Hanukkah and light more candles in our bedroom.
Realize that I am completely happy snuggling in a warm bed in candlelight with Mr. Spice.
Maybe days like these aren't that bad??
How was your weekend? I hope you stayed warm and dry.