We are finishing up the wall decor in the living room (see photos below), and moving onto the next painting/repair/remodel project soon.
I'm still dealing with laryngitis. I'm told there is a virus that causes this for 3 weeks. If that it true, I'm rounding week 3, and still sipping hot teas - ginger, sage, thyme, lemon and honey. Today switching it up with 4 thieves vinegar.
We were invited to trailer our bike again to FL for Daytona bike week. We declined. Personally, I do not want to go on trips where there are babysitters and kids (that was a recent disaster). I'd rather hunker in and get this house in order (greatly needed and deserved), as garden season will sneak up on us. Plus, there is the cost to go. We spent too much on the last trip. We also want to save vacation days for camping this year.
I have to call ODOT today. Someone hit a deer in front of our house yesterday. We called the Sheriff and they would not come out with their "list" for someone to remove it. Basically, they said it was on our property, so it was our job to take care of it (eye rolling here). ODOT should be able to come remove it today.
Today I am joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.
The weather . . .
Looks like we'll be in the 30's the next few days and 100% chance of snow again mid-week. Schools are delayed today due to snow.
As I look outside my window . . .
There is a layer of snow out there.
Right now I am . . .
Drinking coffee, writing up this post, and trying to wake up.
Thinking and pondering . . .
My husband and I are considering adding more chickens to the coop, with a promise to build a new coop (he promised as the coop they are in is a hot house in summer with no relief from heat, and no protection from flying beasts when out in the run).
On my beside table . . .
It's a hot mess and needs cleaned off.
On my TV . . .
Whatever we find interesting.
Listening to . . .
On the breakfast plate . . .
Eggs, bacon, coffee.
On the menu . . .
-crock pot pork chops and oven roasted veggies
-Soup of some kind, possibly sausage/sweet potatoes and kale
-meatloaf and side crockpot root veggies
On my reading pile . . .
On the to-do list . . .
Plans for the week. . .
*see to-do list
-moving all the paint supplies to hallway, and others to a storage spot, put all flooring tools back to their home, filling a box for donation, re-organizing family videos, and to-do list.
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating . . .
My simple pleasure . . .
Peppermint schnapps in my homemade hot cocoa (or coffee)
Lesson learned this past week . . .
Something I learned: Cut potatoes in slices, when boiling to make mashed potatoes (rather than cubes). They will cook evenly. I've been cubing my potatoes, as learned from my mother, for years. Who knew?
From the camera . . .
Wow! you are getting things done! I love the frame with the directions from your husband. You got that beautiful sign for a steal - good for you! I think you took the right decision for the Florida drive. It's what's best for you at the moment.
Have a great week
Thank you Luludou, there is so much that also needs done here at the homestead, and would love it done by the end of the year too. I am still under the weather as well.
80's music is the best :) And peppermint schnapps in cocoa or coffee sounds wonderful. Hope you get your voice back soon and have a great week.
Jean, thanks, I am still without a voice, but hopefully by the weekend it will be back.
You are a whirlwind... I"m tired just reading about all your projects! We like peppermint schnaaps in our hot chocolate too... we call it "Antifreeze". Hope you get your voice back soon.
Thank you Debi, I have tried just about everything I can to get my voice back.
Okay, I LOVE your paperclips, so creative. Your whole blog post I enjoyed and I am going to try the potato slice tip next time I make mashed potatoes.:)
Thank you Julieann, I love to create small tuck in gifts, or for stocking stuffers, or random acts of kindness.
I am obsessed with those paperclips!!! I have made some simple ones with ribbon but nothing this cute! I love them. What a great deal on such a beautiful sign. Really lovely! Also love the chicken/rooster stuff! I have a small collection going myself! One from my mom, one that was from my best friend, a couple from the thrift. We plan to have chickens hopefully within the year. I'm so excited! I love animals. I hope your laryngitis is on the mend! Feel better and enjoy the rest of your week!
Thank you Sherry Jolly, I have also made the paperclips with tiny hearts. I will look for a photo of those today.
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