Post # 1
2 years ago, I would have laughed out loud at the idea of ironing placemats. Now I’m having a lovely afternoon with my iron. What happened to me? Any other newlyweds surprising yourselves with new interests in ironing, bread baking, etc.?
Post # 3
Well, I’m not a newlywed (yet) but yes I have found a new love for domesticity. In fact, I baked bread (from scratch) just about a week ago! I’ve been baking up a storm, cooking from scratch more and being proud of what I do keeping house. I was laid off earlier in the year and originally found being laid off/home all day as good as a prison sentence. I’m learning to embrace being a homemaker until I find my new job! 🙂
Post # 4
I love baking now, which is not good for either of us and trying to lose weight. Ive always loved cooking but I like it even more now to be able to cook dinner for both of us. Dont touch the iron though 🙂
Post # 5
I’m kind of obsessed with baking now, and I have no idea why. I’ve always had a interest in it. Maybe because now that the wedding os over, I have more free time? I dunno. But I do it almost every weekend!
I’m also diving into cooking actual meals. Slowly but surely.
Post # 6
LOL. I’ve always been a baker…when I’m stressed, i bake. The smells soothe me. I enjoy cooking and sewing also. All crafts. But people are always amazed at how domestic I can be in regards to what I do with my hands. However, I don’t consider myself too domestic b/c I can’t say I keep a clean house or whip up gourmet food often. I’m in more of a work+work out+study phase. Ironing is something else….let’s not go there =]
Post # 7
ha ha I’m not married yet, but last weekend my fiance made me promise to cool it with the baking when he moves up here so he doesn’t put on 20 pounds. I love cooking, and baking especially – I find it strangely soothing…same with laundry!
He is an ironer extraordinaire. He irons his boxers AND jeans, and has on occasion been so horrified by the state of my wrinkled clothes, he’s ironed for me. I am not going to discourage that behavior 😉
Post # 8
I like to needlepoint. My friends think I’m a granny because I like to do this. Darling Husband probably thinks so too, but he knows it keeps me busy.
Post # 9
@jennfer: I’ve crossed stitched since I was a kid (and knit/sew/quilt – never tried needlepoint!). People in college/friends thought this was granny-tastic….until I started making them things 🙂
Post # 10
Yes, I used to hate cooking and now I want to make every freaking recipe I come across, it’s rather insane, there is only 2 of us and i have enough meals in freezer to feed a small army
Post # 11
@Br1tSh1n1ingStar: That is too funny! I think I remember you posting about how much you hated cooking!!!
Post # 12
Whats weird is although we lived together for 2 years before we got married, all of a sudden, I have more desire to keep the place really clean.
Hub is more tidy than I, but for some reason in the past month we’ve been married, I find myself really paying attention to keeping a very tidy home 🙂
Post # 13
I wish that I would get the cooking bug. My hubby would love that but I’m just two damn tired after I worked all day and spent at least an hour each way commutting.
Post # 14
O man kayakgirl, commutes are hard. I used to hate cooking. Let me introduce you to my very best friend slow cooker. Here’s what you do. Prep one night, only prep, wash cut veggies, thaw out meat whatever.
Next morning, throw it all into your slow cooker. If you don’t have one, get one, they are cheap and awesome. Turn it on, come home tired and beat to a hot hearty meal. Freeze leftovers, and repeat. By the time you’ve cooked 5 meals you’ll have enough for 10! you can skip a whole week of cooking!
Post # 15
I’ve been way more domestic lately. I think it is in part do to all the new kitchen stuff we got for the wedding.
Post # 16
I have been trying to be more domestic, but I really sturggle with it. I’m not a good cook. I have a few dishes I’ve made enough that I know I can go to them, and Darling Husband is patient with me and he actually loves to cook, so he’s trying to teach me, but I’ve found I have an easier time if I keep it simple. I have been trying to cook more and more with the slow cooker, and so far have had a lot of success. I’m unemployed right now, so I am responsible for most of the domestic stuff, and trying really hard to get better! I am definitely faced with a much more domestic role than I’ve ever had before!