Friday, May 15, 2009
A Simple Goal
It’s time to come clean…I don’t know how to clean or to cook for that matter.
Okay, to be totally honest, I do know how to whip up a few things:
1. Scrambled eggs
2. Grilled cheese
3. Mac and cheese (from the box)
5. Fruit salad
Of course, I'm not a moron. I know how to spritz the bathroom mirror with Windex and occasionally scrub the tub with Comet
But none of it comes naturally to me. Although I'm relatively competent in other areas of my life, I always feel stressed and out of control when it comes to domestic matters.
In this crazy time when so much about the world seems out of control (the stock market, global warming, etc.), I'd like to be able to take comfort from the simple pleasures in life -- clean sheets, an ordered house and warm, home-cooked meal (that I've cooked).
On this blog, I plan to explore issues related to cooking, cleaning and keeping house. For instance, what's the best way to remove cat hair from a rug?. And how do people find time to serve up delicious, healthy meals every single day? Along the way, I'll be asking for your tips about how to make housework more bearable and for recipes that won't stress me out too much.
I'd love to set myself an ambitious goal like cooking dinner every night for a year, or cleaning for 15 minutes a day, but at the moment, both of those tasks seem overwhelmingly daunting.
Instead, I think I'll settle on a simple, more attainable goal -- to do one household task a day. It may just be scrubbing the toilet or changing the sheets, but it's a start. The idea is that my efforts will gain momentum and somewhere along the line, I'll magically metamorphose into a domestic goddess.
Think I can do it?