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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

My life as an Aesop's fable and a Winter weather sampler.

Image from Etsy

My grasshopper days are over.  After looking ahead at the Arctic temperatures forecast for our area (and most of the country), I morphed into an ant - all action!  Well, in my mind I was all action.  Truth be told, there was an alarming amount of whining going on.  I managed to get the carport pushed that extra 10 percent and it is organized and ALL of my car fits inside!  I cut back the last peony bush (headlamp) and stored the garden tools in the barn.  I drained the rain barrels and hoses, stacked buckets, emptied the ducks' bathtub and hauled out the bird feeders.  I have to do some reworking on my railing feeder, thanks to the pergola collapsing on it last winter, but otherwise, we are ready.

I made a pot of vegetable soup and a vat of chili last weekend and divided it up for lunches, present and future.  Lovey's fleece jacket has been washed and the big fleece sofa blankets are out.  Fuel oil will be delivered today.  Just as I was about to pat myself smugly on my back for how ready for winter I was, the lamp timer died.  Haha, I was prepared - I had a back up timer!  Which died a day later.  I was working myself into righteous indignation over the poor quality of everything, when I realized they were both about ten years old.  The dogs will have to bask in the glow of my salt lamp until I get another timer this coming weekend.

This morning brought an entire winter weather sampler - within an hour, we had rain, sleet, ice and then, snow.  Even though we had been receiving dire weather warnings for over a week, the local road crews apparently missed the news.  Nary a snow plow was seen.  It was an exciting drive to work. 

Now that I am in full hygge mode, I have made my list of winter gift knitting and am very hopeful that I will get it done.  As long as time stands still or moves backwards.

13 comments:

  1. You know the replacement timers are truly not going to last, dont you. I'm not a whiner by nature but lately have found it oddly comforting as I slog through mud.

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  2. Your industriousness puts me to shame! I love that needlework image you chose for this post!

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  3. Things going kaput always catch me by surprise too. Last week the handle fell off my toilet. :)

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  4. Yep, whenever a light bulb in our house goes kaput, you can count on two more doing the same within a week.

    Sounds as though you truly are in good shape for winter and the hygge season. Although we, too, are almost (not quite, but almost) ready to settle in for the winter, my body is sending me loud and clear signals that it is time for R-E-S-T. Not in a week, not in a couple of days but NOW. Seems that always happens when I slow down. (Contrary body!) :o\

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  5. companies stopped making quality products decades ago. it's all about the cheapest price now. nevermind that a person will end up spending way more on cheap crap you have to keep replacing than a one time purchase of a quality made item. although I guess 10 years isn't bad. when you figure out that time standing still or moving backwards thing, let me know.

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  6. You seem to have all the important things done, which must be a big relief to you. I give you a lot of credit for all you do!! The soup and chilli sounds good. Great lunches. xo

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  7. Susan, be careful on the roads! I have to say since I stopped working, I am ever so thankful I don't have to dry on demand. It's full on winter here for sure. I got to shoveling today. Bah! Hygge Hibernation for 6 months, here I come!!! :)

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  8. I'm watching weather news around the country with some dismay for all my friends. Warm hugs to you!

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  9. Good for you, and if the worst is lamp timers you're set! Drive safe!!!!

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  10. Winter would have to work backward for me, too, to get anything done. Fortunately, I am out of people to knit for.

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  11. We just has a round of pouring rain, followed by snow and wind too. Road were horrible. I wondered if all the plow drivers were fired in town. In town, the road were just as bad as in the country.

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  12. I think I finally got caught up and prepared for winter, now that it arrived a week ago!

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  13. ahhh!! My favorite season is about to begin!!

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