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Women’s Work | Speedkin

Women’s Work

Step 1:  Give neighbors something to talk about by crawling through roadside ditches with scissors and laundry basket, gathering tall, dried grasses.

Step 2:  Fuel with pie(s).

Step 3:  Teach children new vocabulary while trying to make grass behave enough to tie it into circle.

Step 4:  Consult great Great Shelf O’ Fabric for inspiration.

Step 5:  Rip festive fabric into strips to wrap wreath after deciding that a “rustic” look is the only way  this will get done before next Christmas.

Step 6:  Give up all hope of keeping floor even halfway clean.

Step 7:  Find incredibly round and frighteningly large head against which to check your work.

Step 8:  Give in to checking work against whiny, camera-hammy sister’s head in order to avoid girly drama and, whatever you do, do NOT inform her that she has rabbit ears or you will have to repeat this step.

Step 9:  End the day with more vocabulary for the children when you realize you’ve forgotten all about the bread in the oven and rush to save them.

6 Responses to “Women’s Work”

  1. Cathy December 10, 2010 at 2:46 am #

    Diane….You are truly one gifted woman. The bread, pies and wreath all look amazing.


  2. Feather December 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm #

    Wow, you are deffinately Super Mom.

    • Diane December 11, 2010 at 11:07 am #

      *snort* Super Lazy Mom with spurts of mania. ;-)

  3. Oldnovice December 11, 2010 at 7:17 am #

    Had a feeling I wasn’t really a woman, but (then again) I don’t much like men’s work, either.

    • Diane December 11, 2010 at 11:18 am #

      I think I prefer men’s work but I’m starting to appreciate women’s work more.

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