Thank you everybody for your generous response to the past few recipes I’ve posted. I’ve been a busy bee in the kitchen these last few weeks!
Let’s take a wee break, though, and catch up on some other areas of life..areas that perhaps aren’t as pretty as a plate of fudge. :).
After 3 years, our wood-burning stove is still our main source of heat. (With oil and electric heaters playing a supporting role.)
These past few days have been icy with highs in the teens and 20s, but thanks to my husband’s efforts and better windows, we’ve stayed toasty warm.
Warm, but busy.
Busy keeping that fire going!
One of the ways we conserve heat in the winter are curtains in the doorways.
We have a pair at the top of our staircase, by the main entry and between the living room and kitchen.
Thanks to $10 dropcloths at Lowe’s, they were a cheap, though not very attractive solution to drafty rooms.
(To the casual observer, no, we haven’t put pictures in our frames yet or finished the trim work.)
Meet Mr. Squirrel, one of the three decorations I have set out for Christmas.
3 is actually a step up. The past two years I put out ZERO.
I’m actually not big on Christmas decorations. (Our whole collection fits in a shoe box!) I guess it’s because I find it such a let down when it’s time to take them all down.
Slowly but surely the rooms in our home are beginning to look home-like instead of like construction zones.
With the exception of our laundry room.
It’s joined to the Rumpus Room which means it is covered in soot from the fire, but not damaged enough for an overhaul.
It is currently infested with mice and is the holding tank for all the construction supplies for the Rumpus Room.
But at least our pitiful laundry room has a pretty view, no? 🙂
And here is the current state of the Rumpus Room.
Thanks to the ice storm that hit Thursday, construction was delayed.
If all goes well, we should be getting the walls, ceiling and light fixtures up this week!
In my last Currently post, I explained how I started working for myself as a Handywoman.
My basic job description is: “I do all things domestic for people who don’t have the time or capabilities to do these things themselves.”
I officially started in September and have been doing very well. Here’s to continued success!
This week I will be meeting with the local small business development center who will help me become more official.
Do you have one of these organizations in your area? They are a wonderful (and free) resource.
BTW, if you are in the area and need a Handywoman, visit my Facebook page or click the “Contact” tab.
That’s what’s been currently going on around our house.
What’s going on in yours? 🙂