|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.