Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lately

I've been feeling very housewife-y these past few weeks. We finally moved into our new place. Boxes are (mostly) unpacked. New puppy. New neighborhood. New patio foliage to kill. I find myself spending hours talking in baby voices to The Zeld, inspecting spots on the carpet, and producing culinary experiments out of oversized zucchini.

The older I get, the less I know what it is that I want to be when I grow up. I've changed my mind so many times, now when people ask me when I'll be done with school I tell them never. I'm teetering on the brink of professional student and professional underachiever. Independent Filmmaker. Social Worker. Law Student. Starving Novelist. Not-so Starving Humor Writer. I could fill pages with this stuff.

I want a house with brightly painted walls. A garden. My good kitchen knives. The ability the thread my sewing machine. An unlimited supply of wine. HBO. My husband. My dog.

I could totally pull-off the whole puppy pee coated, 11 am Martini making, crazy-haired housewife thing.

photo from the flickr commons

9 comments:

Future Mrs. H said...

You are so hilarious - and I want to be just like you when we get a house and I am a wife- messy hair, drunk before 3, and even covered in puppy pee haha

Julia (Color Me Green) said...

yeah. ditto on all that: the mostly unpacked, puppy, new neighborhood, new yard to tame, constant baby voices (i feel so ridiculous doing this and wonder if my neighbors hear me saying "good boy good boy" in a high pitched voice alll the time), floor cleaning, not knowing what i really want to be, but knowing i could certainly fill my time at home if i didn't have a job! the cooking not so much lately, but i will get back to that soon. i have to say having a doggie door is really saving my life like i hoped it would. think my puppy is almost totally housebroken now!

anna and the ring said...

Sounds fabulous my dear, although I think kitten urine would be nicer!

Pen Pen said...

I think I'd be happy as a housewife--vintage dresses included of course!! Doesn't caring for a puppy...or a kitten count as a full time job?! I think so! :)

east side bride said...

I'm pretty sure you're a humor writing. If you're taking a poll, that is.


Amy Sedaris? Hellllllllooo?

Peonies and Polaroids said...

I don't have a clue what I want to be when I grow up. What age are we supposed to decide by?

emily said...

Your wedding looked wonderful and you looked beautiful!
~emily

turtlebird said...

love this love this love this. you crack me up. PLUS, thats exactly how i'm feeling lately. all the best parts of being a so-called grownup. without the annoying parts. yes please.

A. Rose said...

I love your blog! And I must admit I'm striving to have a happy home, puppy, and husband. Maybe one day. Good luck!