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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Whambang-est Giveaway - Day #2

Domesticity.  Just saying the word makes you want to find a comfy chair and contemplate your cup of tea, while having a nice long chat with your great-grandmother about pickling.  There is a lot involved in domesticity.  It's hard work - and endless work - but fulfilling on so many levels.  A clean house; fresh laundry - folded and put away; healthy, delicious meals; spending time with your children (or dogs), tracking their days; the ups and downs of families.  It's good stuff.

Today's giveaway:  The Gentle Art of Domesticity, by Jane Brockey.




Topic for today's comment:  What is your favorite domestic task?  Ironing?  Laundry?  Cleaning your oven?  None of the above?  (I would fall into the latter category, although ironing is rather Zen and I do love to hang my laundry outside on the line.)  Remember - cut off for entry is midnight tonight!


Wait.  Did I forget something?  Nah.  I just decided to create some suspense -- Winner of Day #1 is....
LindaCO!  Send your mailing info to swomersley at gmail dot com.  Congrats!!

24 comments:

Carolyn said...

Congrats to LindaCO! My most favorite form of domestic tasks consist of making FOOD! Can't you tell from my supple backside?
But don't include me in the drawing today, I'm holding out for the other ones! :)

Kristina said...

My favorite task is cooking/baking, but I also really enjoy splitting wood. It gets me outside, fresh air, and it's good exercise.

Jenyfer Matthews said...

Believe it or not, I enjoy laundry :)

Erin said...

My favorite task would be decorating/organizing! Yes, I'm going to classify that as housework, since I'm not that fond of the daily drudgery LOL!

Kelly said...

I try to avoid my domestic duties with a vengenance but they keep coming at me. I am a "Would rather be....." person. Cooking for my family is the one thing I really enjoy doing ☺

Barbara Palermo said...

Congrats to LindaCO! My most favorite form of domestic tasks consist of... fill the washing machine!! :)

Michelle said...

I'm going to hold out for other books as well. This one looks too "Martha Stewart" to fit my life, which is on the "spare but dusty" side. ;-)

LindaCO said...

Wahooooo! Thanks, Susan. I'll send my info straightaway.

Susan said...

CR - If your backside is still supple, you haven't been eating enough....;-)

Susan said...

Kristina - Now there is a domestic job you don't find in every household!

small farm girl said...

I LOVE to cook. (That's probably because I LOVE to eat. hehehe)

Susan said...

Jenyfer - Actually, I DO believe it!

Susan said...

Erin - Since you do all this decorating/organizing in your house, it would, indeed, be classified as 'housework'. Amen.

Susan said...

Kelly - I am there with you on the "would rather be..."

Susan said...

Barbara - I love the bee! I would be on the 'fill the hamper' end.

Susan said...

Michelle - I can relate to the 'dusty' side, but am still working on the 'spare'. Life will be so much nicer when I tackle that.

Susan said...

Linda - I hope you get as much use out of it as I do out of my copy! It's going out in today's post.

Susan said...

SFG - That seems to be a favorite here....

Michelle said...

"Spare" only applies to my decorating touches -- NOT to the amount of stuff or clutter, unfortunately! Ugh.

gail said...

none of the above
gkuroda at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Cooking and hanging out washing

Susan said...

Gail - An honest answer!

Candy C. said...

Congrats to LindaCO!! :)
I think my favorite domestic art is sewing with baking a very close second.

SweetLand Farm said...

Bhahahaha!!!! What's ironing?
Domestic hu? I never really considered myself that. A farmer/wife/mom is really what I would call myself. But if I had to say the word again, I would say cooking/baking!