The porch is fully loaded with split wood for the upcoming colder nights this week. We also moved the splitter inside the barn, and more wood, so we can split wood despite any weather.
We got more stuff taken off the porches and put in storage, all garden hoses put away (I use a lot to get out to the gardens). Got Youngest's car fixed. Thankfully, she did not blow the transmission. Got the larger air conditioner out and put in storage (been after Hubby for a few months on that job).
I'll try and remember to post an update on handiwork. I'll have time this week, as the snow and rain are keeping us inside for now.
I'm finally back to cooking. Since the passing of my Dad, I had zero motivation/mental capacity to cook or bake. We had no meal after the service, nor any meals delivered from friends/family (we lived on take out). First dinner we had was a ham, potatoes and corn. The family is elated. As for baking? Well, that may happen in a week or two.
Today I am joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. I'll link up when she posts. I need to run out to the barn and fetch kindling.
The weather outside is . . .
40°/27°F, Raining early this morning, turning to snow, with 1 inch expected. Snow all day Tuesday.
On the breakfast plate this morning . . .Omelet with sausage and cheese, coffee.
As I look outside my window . . .
Cloudy, dreary, raining, cold
As I look around the house . . .
My front room is a mess, but one daughter can't lift her laundry basket and take it upstairs with her hand healing either. I'll try and help take stuff upstairs for her.
What I am wearing . . .
As of posting this, pajamas, robe and slippers.
To do today or this week . . .
Taking it easy today. Long mentally/physically exhausting week.
For the week?
-extreme clean the kitchen hutch
Currently reading . . .I haven't picked out a book, but will be posting in a day or two.
On the TV this week . . .
Night Shift on Netflix
On the menu . . .
-BBQ turkey cutlets, crockpot veggies
-Sweet potato/lentil soup
-Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala and Basmati Rice (new recipe to try, including homemade garam masala)
-white bean and ham soup, homemade bread
-a healthy breakfast dish with greens for the next few days
Something to share . . .
A story about my Dad. When I was raising 3 kids as a single parent, and helping build my first home (Habitat house), I was a full time travel agent. I was going on 10 years of that profession, when a woman was hired, did a dirty deal on my boss (a boss who I absolutely loved ), got her demoted and moved to another store, and didn't like me because I could sell travel better than her (never pushed higher priced packages and we were on commission), and I would go home with headache after headache, hating my job . . .I got sick of it and literally walked out. When I told Dad, he smiled, raised his hands in the air and said, "Hallelujah!" (Mom said, go back and get your job back).
Biggest risk I ever took, but I found a job within 30 days, made twice as much money, holidays off, weekends off, where I met my current husband (he worked maintenance and I was an office girl). and now married 22 years and 6 kids, 3 grandkids (one passed).
Favorite photo from the camera . . .
Prayers, Inspirational quotes, Devotionals . . .
Continuing to pray for our K (21 year-old) and her hand to heal quickly and good recovery, for Youngest (Romeo is no longer with us, and I am not sharing details, just know she is in a very mentally stressed state), for our daughter with Covid, our nephew with Covid, Our state, my family and health, Mom (she's been mentally worried since Dad passed), any personal requests.