Winter Wonderland 

It was snowing when we went to bed last night. The MR said he’d just work from home. I figured I’d finally sew up those pillows I bought fabric for last June. I could always write my blog on my IPad. 

Then we woke to this. 

And no power. I’m just glad we have a couple cords of wood stacked up under the house. 

That means we’re nice and cozy for now. 

The girls came to visit this weekend to surprise the MR for his birthday. We enjoyed cards, and games, and movies. We explored our little downtown, went wine tasting, and tried out the new coffee shop. I just didn’t get a lot of chores done. 

Baking, dishes, and dirty clothes will have to wait for the power to come back on. We haven’t fired up the generator just yet. 

Some knitting and a few good books are calling. The snow will melt soon. 

How do you like to while away a storm?

P.S. Next time it snows, remind me to grind up a ton of coffee just in case. A French press isn’t much good with whole beans. 

It’s the Season

It’s that special time of year. You know the one I’m talking about. It’s the season when our river view property turns into lake view.


Roads close, traffic haults, basements flood, and foolish people are rescued as they check to see if their cars can float. One bridge has remained open, so we haven’t been reduced to island status just yet.

Say a prayer for Sweet Miss and her Fella they’re headed home tonight. The road between here and Oregon has been filled with landslides, road closures, accidents, and torrential rain.  We’re hoping it’s all cleared up by the time they head out.

Baby Girl made it home on the bus Tuesday, so we’ll soon be back together for a sweet holiday season.  Christmas pj’s are in the bag. I have all sorts of projects that may or may not get done, but I’m looking forward to some family time.

That means it’ll be hit and miss around the blog.  Sometimes you just have to prioritize.

The sun is rising, and it’s a beautiful day.


Hoping blue skies are headed your way (and ours, too).