Thursday, December 10, 2009

What I Love About Being a Homemaker . . .

. . . on a random day in December:
Scented candles
An extra trip to town for dinner ingredients, because I just felt like having shrimp and lemon and garlic pasta tonight
Lowering the kitchen lights, lighting the Advent candle, and soaking in thoughts of the Light of the world
Getting to have a half-hour telephone conversation with my son who's two states away

Enjoying homemaking pictures from inspiring magazines, even if they are of iced tea in pretty crystal glasses while I'm two feet from the fireplace and wearing layers
Being home to get fires going, giving physicality to the statement, "Keeping the home fires burning"
Homemaking books from my shelves that inspire me to love my family even more

Food, glorious food
These are simple SMOKED SALMON APPETIZERS. Spread smoked salmon strips with softened cream cheese. Put sliver of dill pickle in center and roll up. Voila.

What do you love about being a homemaker on a random day in December?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the ability to personalize our space and make it welcoming to others through good food and fellowship.

December 11, 2009 at 5:42 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

great post!

December 11, 2009 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Me too. I love being a housewife. Its so much better than real work LOL. Have a wonderful weekend. *kisses* HH

December 11, 2009 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Berji's domain said...

I like not having to dress up (professionally that is- I do get dressed!)
I like having the time to make bread (should I have the notion)
I like being able to run errands during the day to help hubby and home!
I like being able to make a dinner that requires a little extra time and effort b/c I'm home to do that,rather than a rushed dinner every night.

December 11, 2009 at 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Faith said...

Beautiful post, Lynn! I really love being able to make my house a home!

December 11, 2009 at 11:57 AM  
Anonymous Barbara said...

This month I am loving organizing the house for the holidays. Everyone is coming home for the first time in several years.
Today I did the tree- not quite done- but I loved having the time to do it slowly and with love.

Thanks for visiting my blog; I am pleased to see your blog and I'll check in regularly.

December 11, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Alexa said...

The scent of bread baking in the oven (gluten free for me).:-)

December 11, 2009 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Carpool Queen said...

I'm going to be a baking fiend for the next few days. Sausage balls, turtles, cookies, cinnamon rolls....I feel the pounds a-comin'.

December 14, 2009 at 6:53 AM  
Blogger Susannah said...

I love being able to decorate my tree for the family in the middle of the day. My kids are grown up, but they still want a tree... love it!

Your appetizers look fabulous! I'm thinking about doing roasted garlic heads, a mix of olives and a hot crab dip for Christmas. Planning special menus is also a wonderful aspect of being a full-time homemaker. :~D

December 14, 2009 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Okay, I'm jealous! I work! :)

December 15, 2009 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

But Ingrid, even if you work, you are still a homemaker; you still make a home for your family. You just have to squeeze it in to your day, making it a little more challenging. (But I'm sure I don't have to tell YOU that!)

December 16, 2009 at 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pk @ Room Remix
Those appetizers look yummy! I enjoy my home so much, too, and am thankful for it. Have a good weekend.

December 18, 2009 at 5:59 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Nice easy appetizer - full o flavor. I like it!

December 20, 2009 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger Nutmeg said...

I love spending my days the warm, cozy atmosphere of a home rather than a florescent-lighted cold environment. I am surrounded by my family and the comforts of home.

December 21, 2009 at 6:58 AM  
Blogger Rita said...

I love my kitchen and I love cooking and I love your blog; very nice!

December 21, 2009 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Nancy at said...

Just wanting to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010.

December 24, 2009 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

I like "taking care"; I like having the time to dream, to visualize, to actualize. I like planning for our future, even if it's only just to the next meal. To sit cuddled in a blanket on this winter day and look at spring flower catalogues.

December 26, 2009 at 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Belated Merry Christmas, Lynn!

I hope your Christmas was wonderful!

December 29, 2009 at 2:58 AM  
Anonymous Katy said...

Just doing a flutter by to wish you the best in 2010. Thank you for sharing your recipes and your insights with us. You've made me smile!

January 3, 2010 at 5:47 AM  
Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

LOL I loved the fireplace comment ;)

January 5, 2010 at 2:28 PM  

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