Friday, January 15, 2010

Undomesticated Goals

When I started this blog eight months ago, I had only a vague goal in mind. Unlike Julie Powell, I didn't set out to do anything particularly ambitious or to achieve anything specific. I just wanted to learn how to cook, clean, and entertain.

I dove into the project without knowing where it would lead. In fact, I'm still not sure where my quest for domesticity is headed, but I'm sure enjoying learning how to bake, cook and blog (not so much cleaning or entertaining so far).

Now that I've gained a wee bit of confidence in domestic matters, I'm wondering if it's time I set some goals for myself -- something along the lines of cooking dinner every night for a week, planning a dinner party, or even learning how to sew!

My mom has been trying to teach me to knit for years, so that's an idea. And then there's the fact that we've been in our apartment for six years and still never got around to throwing a housewarming party. I checked and Miss Manners says it's never too late.

What do you think? Perhaps it's time for an Undomesticated Me poll (vote above).


Andrea said...

I think you ought to have a
small housewarming/dinner party. You can show off your new
mad cooking skillz for some of your close friends, and they in turn
can bring you housewarmingish presents, like, for instance, an
immersion blender?

Muffy Sainte-Marie said...

I second Andrea's idea!
Thinking of you tonight - I'm roasting a whole chicken - first time! I'll let you know how it turns out...

Bernie Bernstein said...

It's Me, Mom - Since I've been trying to get you to learn how to knit for years, I'm all for that idea. So, that's my vote. And, I think Jesse would appreciate it if you could help her out when she gets into a bind. If I can teach a 7 year old to knit, I'm sure someone can teach you how to.

Kathy N. said...

The Worst Cooks show is pretty funny. I can't believe how hard the dish was that they had to cook the first week! I don't think I could do that dish in an hour. Zoinks! It's hard to picture you cooking badly on Reality Television! It's hard to picture you doing anything poorly, to be honest! I'll have to take your word for it!