1. A productive day for getting a couple of larger items moved out of my childhood home -- a refrigerator and a wood stove -- and into our own house. For years I have been accustomed to having an extra fridge in the basement, and when our 1940s fridge died it really impacted my shopping and cooking style. For example, I could easily prepare desserts or even a crockpot meal ahead and store them in the fridge until ready to use. That all changed when we had only one refrigerator. I'd gotten rid of my dad's fridge earlier through a recycling program, but there was still an extra one in the basement, so we moved it here and took our old one to the dump. And then our old wood stove which we'd had for years was moved to a cabin we're hoping to fix up. We took the soapstone stove from my dad's home and put it in our kitchen to replace the old one. Many thanks to our son-in-law Jim and grandson Sam for their help moving these heavy items around!
|Crab apples near my childhood home|
|Foliage from a previous year -- love these colors!|
4. Time to post in both blogs -- no, not daily, but once in my Christmas blog and several times here. Have you read my posts about our trip to the Great North Woods? It's turned into a series with one installment to go!
5. Getting a Christmas gift completed, and also a gift for a November birthday.
|My hubby took this photo of a stone arch bridge a couple of years ago|
|Kindle photo of bittersweet from a previous year. It's even nicer this year!|