It’s amazing how fast time goes by isn’t it? I’ve been so busy AND sick that I just haven’t had much time to sit down here as often as I would like.
The past few months I’ve been fighting some crazy virus, when I think I’m over it I get hit again. Poor hubby has been fighting it as well. Thankfully the kids are over most of it now!
We have our new wood stove all hooked up and I love it! We had an old cook stove in the summer kitchen, but it took up so much of that little room you could hardly move around. Our new one also has a flat top so I can easily cook on it if need be. It’s an older wood stove, Canadian made to! The brand is Lakewood and I’m amazed at how well this stove works. I would have to say it’s the best wood stove I’ve ever owned. We stumbled on to it about a month ago on the way to town. Someone had it at the end of their driveway for sale. I can’t believe how heavy it is to. I could NOT lift it no matter how hard I tried. lol Poor hubby had to get that monster into the house all by himself. It is very solid compared to the NEW stove we bought about 5 years ago.
Our weather has been pretty cold since early September, and we have been burning one or both stoves every day. We have had a few nice days recently and need to finish getting the yard work done. It has been raining so much that we haven’t been able to finish cleaning up the gardens yet.
We are getting close to finishing off that huge pile of fire wood. It seemed like it was the never ending pile. lol I think we will have it finished by the end of the weekend. This is the huge pile we had delivered this year. It’s now down to a small pile at the far back.
Since our weather has been so cold, much more like November then October, I’m more in a Christmas mood then a fall one. I’m eager to start decorating, but making myself wait until at least the start of November. Hubby jokes that I’m pushing his Grinch button. lol Silly goof.
So while I’m waiting a bit to start decking the halls, I’m working on ideas for gifts and craft projects. I’m planning to crochet some snowman this year and maybe a gingerbread house. I’m not sure what else yet.
Has anyone else started their Christmas crafts? What are you working on?