Domestic goddess envy

I haven't been feeling like a domestic goddess lately. Well, forget lately, in a long time. It is this dream of mine, to have a lovely little fixed up home, tidy and kept in order. A place where I make home cooked meals. And sometimes bake extravaganzas. And dream up little decorating and DIY projects. And be a little crafty. And blog about it too.

But I haven't felt the energy for a long time. I suppose in this life there are choices and directing my creative juices into writing means I can't do that and be a domestic goddess too (on top of a workaday corporate goddess). These are hard choices to accept however. I still fight them.

I had had enough of my messy home and this past Saturday I was planning an all day nest-fest. I would devote the day to tidying and cleaning out pantries and refrigerators and organizing closets.

I woke up Saturday morning with a stomach bug or food poisoning, whichever one it was, it bit me good. I've spent the last two days alternating between bed and couch and other places I won't mention.

The nest-fest has to wait. Once again leaving me wondering, is there really any such thing as being a domestic goddess and a working woman at the same time? Or is it just a fantasy?


  1. I have wondered the same thing for years! I don't know if it's ever possible to be 100% Domestic goddess, but maybe little bits here and there when the time allows. :)
    Hope you're feeling better!

  2. You know I don't really like those "domestic goddess" websites and publications because in the end, they just make me feel inadequate - and I don't work outside of the home. I don't think it is possible to achieve those levels of perfection, but I do think it's possible to be happy puttering around the house, even if there's always a little clutter or dust or a few dishes in the sink. The point is to keep things at a level that feels manageable and makes you enjoy making your house "homey".

  3. It's just a fantasy, in my humble opinion! I wondered about the same thing yesterday *hihi* Admireing all the beautifull decoration blogs, I recognized that I never ever could post photos from eg. my living room! For photos of my crafty thigns I always have to tidy up a small place where I can arrange my stuff. I felt a little bit envious - but sorry, I also need time to sit on my couch and just relax besides work. I am what I am - and that is not the tidiest person! :-))
    Eri (Unsere kleine Farm)

  4. Now THAT is just lousy! See? I told you I was going to stop by! I'm so sorry! I always say {when I have that sort of thing}, that I'm afraid I'm gonna die, and I'm afraid I won't. I'm guessing you're back to normal? The sad thing is . . . the housework will wait . . . sigh . . . for you and me, too! If I ever get a minute. . .