Domestic Engineer

I am a Domestic Engineer.

With a few simple tools like hugs, hands, wooden spoons and an apron,  I can make a home out of a house. I carry on some traditions of our foremothers, while keeping in touch with the world outside our door. It means I work to mold decent citizens from wild children and keep the family cogs running smoothly and timely.

We domestic engineers are the very foundation of civilization. It all starts in the cradle and on the hearth. Being a mother does not make one a domestic engineer.  But many D.E. are mothers. She carries a heart for each of her children in her bosom, growing a new one with each addition.  She keeps in her heart a vault for her husbands dreams, visions, hopes and secrets whispers.

She is often the heart of the home, bridging the gap of understanding between her children and their father. She reaches out with her hands to help her community, whether it’s with scouting, PTA, volunteering with the blind, visiting shut-ins, etc. Your community would be much less without her. You may not appreciate that she is there, until she is not.

She gets her strength from her family, but also from her friends. She must continue to grow, to learn, to adapt and to know when to rest, refresh and renew herself.

I am a Domestic Engineer. I am not perfect, do not keep a perfect house, can lose my temper, make bad judgements. But with Gods grace, I pick myself up, dust myself off and, for love of family and my job, keep going.

24 hours a day.

365 days a year.

Forever. Or until the good Lord says to lay it down now.

It’s not a job for everyone but it’s exactly where I want to be.

I am a Domestic Engineer that blogs, cooks, bakes, sews, gardens, fixes leaks, organizes incoming groceries, after shopping for them, finds bargains, glues things, tapes things, nails things, hides things, paints things; who trys to make ordinary things fun, washes things, feeds things, cuddles things, quilts, teaches, reads, learns, chauffeurs, and can drop everything when a family member or a friend is in need. It might be that I have  just the shoulder you need to lean on today. Or I may be the one calling for a shoulder the next time.

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6 thoughts on “Domestic Engineer

  1. Did you post on “Of Cabbages and Kings” about making almond paste with Trader Joe’s almond meal? Just before I read your post I was “wondering” to my husband if such a thing would work. How did it work out for you? It would sure save time. And money. I love things baked with almond paste but it’s horribly expensive and only readily available in my stores at Christmas.

  2. I really enjoy your blog posts, so I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you’d like to read and repost the award, you can find it on my home page.
    I look forward to reading more of your posts.
    Tammy

  3. Thank you Tammy! I have had fun looking around at your site and the other sites you picked for this award. Now I get to have the fun of picking my favs to send the nominations to…

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