Monday, July 18, 2011

Drowning in Domesticity....

Hanging Cassidy's blanket out to dry on the clothesline....Old school!

Yes... 
drowning in domesticity...
I mean that in a good way... Partial excuse, part ...Me, just sharing life.... finally.
 Sigh... these last couple months have been delightful. But, I know,  I have a 'lot of esplanin to do" , cue the I love Lucy music now. Well, hmmmm where do I begin? Oh yeah, no longer a member of Gallery 4. I wont go into too much detail, rather... just say,  it was my decision, they are still wonderful friends, I wish them the best.... they really helped me grow and now it is time to move on. So after leaving G4 I took some time to just be domestic.... enjoying my DIY life to the fullest. 


So I have been thinking about what I want in my life and where I want it to go. In the meantime, I am keeping myself busy with everyday life, taking time to smell the roses and reboot. I haven't been slacking.... no, no, no. I have been a Busy Bee ... actually a busy beekeeper! Yes... I am a beekeeper. Adding to the list of a girly girl, red lipstick wearing, mom of two not so little beasties (no... I am not talking about my two dogs or the bunny... I am referring to the human beasties running around calling me mom), wife to the true blue Brawny man, gardener, foodie, indie music lover....... and of course artist!!! 
OOOooooof..... oooof ah doooof. 
*sigh* 
Really, I could probably add to it but you get the idea.... 
I have added bee keeping to my long list of adventures....
Why? 
Because they are cool damn it.
Just look at them.....

Okay take a closer look...

They are crazy cool.... fascinating in fact!!!
We have two colonies... one is awesome, while...the other is struggling. 
It is all very educating, for sure!

In the meantime.... I have been baking nummy foods (Like this torte.... Evil!!!!), riding my bike downtown Fargo and everywhere else, swimming with the kids, giving hand building a go at Midwest Mud - a fabulous ceramic studio, planting a flower garden, and planting a regular garden full of wonderfully delicious things that are finally producing some goodies.... 


just look at my yellow beans...mmmmm...

A little olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper... toss them around in a skillet.. Sooooooo good!!!


I think the bunny wants some.... Sorry bunny-bunny.
I did already give you lettuce and a carrot.

No... sorry.. you can't even have some of these nummy berries.

mmmmmm..... my first berries of the season!!



I have been making sun tea and sitting on my porch... 
okay so most of the time I am drinking beer not tea...


I have good intentions.

Speaking of tea...

Best sun tea recipe ever....


Fresh Lavender and Mint from the garden..
Organic green tea...
set it in the sun...



 refreshing and cool.

So there you have it.... that is what has been on the agenda the last couple months. 
I guess I have been channeling my inner Betty Crocker. 

Don't hate me because I am domesticated... it happens to the best of us. 
It may seem silly to you, but this life of mine.... it is all I ever wanted. It is a perfectly messy, chaotic, adventurous life and it is mine. 
Ours really... I get to share it with him.... 
the Goofball....


Captain Jeremy on our 15 year Anniversary in Duluth, MN!!! Pahahaha

And girl beastie.....

And boy beastie....


Right now things are changing.. and wonderful.... I am excited about the tomorrows. Luckily I have lots of energy and passion....And I am especially lucky to have these two ladies in my life....
Tanna (that is me in the middle)and Amber...

We are heading to the cities this weekend...
making plans
Doing more art shows...
Living life to the fullest.

I am excited.
I hope you are living your dream.
I hope you are scratching things off the bucket list...
eating all the best berries right of the bush...
smelling the roses..
drinking a beer...
watching your family laugh and grow.

I hope.
I dream.
I am going to my grave with red lipstick on.

xxoo
Carrie Lee

2 comments:

Felicia said...

Carrie!!! what a beautiful post!! I totally understand that being at home is so wonderful. There are big changes happening for you and your beasties - and I'm sure they are all for the best!!
Have a wonderful summer,
love, Felicia x

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Carrie, it's SO wonderful to hear from you again. I've missed hearing from you. :) You look so happy - glad you have been enjoying a domestic summer. Look at all those tasty garden goodies - and the BEES!!!! How beautiful is that. :) Enjoy your family and the summer!!! xoxo