I feel as though I haven't been accomplishing much lately. The snow we've gotten is very welcome (boy, does it feel like a real winter this year), but it also brings with it the sometimes daily task of moving it whether by snow plow, snow blower or shovel. Or using all of them. And that takes time.
We've had some cold weather. Minus seventeen yesterday morning, up to a balmy -2° this morning. When one heats with wood as we do, to keep it comfy-cozy inside, we go through a good amount of wood. This wood needs to be brought from the wood shed up to the house via wheelbarrow, stacked in the wood box on our unheated enclosed porch, then brought into the wood racks near each stove. And that takes time.
I still have my Christmas decorations up. (Am I the only one?) I truly was going to take them down last Friday, but something (which I can't remember) kept me from doing it. Then the Arctic cold hit and I've put the task off as all my boxes, totes, etc. are stored back in our big shed and I can't seem to make myself get out the garden cart and make several trips from there to here with the empty storage boxes, then back to the shed after they are refilled, then here again with my boxes of "winter" decorations, then back to put the empty winter boxes away. See my dilemma?
Today I've had laundry and ironing to do. I put it off yesterday which is my usual laundry day. (I can't remember why I did that either.)
I'm in the process of finishing up three good sized pots of stewed chicken. I'll save and use the meat, of course, but the rich bone broth is what I need most of all. Papa Pea is having a bit of trouble with a knee he injured years ago so I've been making hearty bone broth soup which is reportedly good for helping bones, ligaments, joints, etc. get stronger even after damage. He downs a bowl of it every morning before our regular breakfast. And you know what? It seems to be helping!
Squeezing in some time for handwork lately, I've almost finished this piece. It was a pattern in an old Leisure Arts book, and I almost tossed the project into the trash more than once because I found six (yes, SIX) mistakes in the pattern. A couple of them I could go back and fix but others would have been almost impossible to rectify. I'm sure you can spot the oopsies if you want to waste time looking for them.
Off now to finish straining and freezing the chicken bone broth. An easy dinner tonight is on the menu. Hamburgers on homemade buns with all the fixings. A choice of either chocolate or vanilla pudding for dessert. Hey, now I remember that was one thing I did yesterday!