The White House

The White House

Sunday, November 13, 2011

What A Full Day

Do you have those things that you put off until later? I have lots and lots of those things that eventually pile up so high I can’t deal with them. Some are even big things. Lousy avoidance technique because they don’t go away.

This morning I cleaned some drawers (only because I was looking for something that should have been put some place safe). I took the time to write the addresses that I’ve ripped off the corner of envelopes for all too long in my address book. Why don’t I just do this as I need to?


I mixed up many containers of my mom’s Christmas candy recipe to freeze. Next step is to roll and dip in chocolate. Since I’m starting ahead of time maybe this year I’ll actually dip something.


Snow, snow, snow. It keeps coming down every day. Little bits, but enough I should keep on top of it. I shoveled around the truck and then scraped up the hard pack.


Elijah just did the stairs. Now I needed to do them again.


That’s better.



Some little ones had fun in the snow while I shoveled.



Miss Millie went wild with the kids. It’s been two weeks since she was spayed and she was so happy to finally be let loose.



Accidental shot in the sky. Snow softly falling.





Another random clicking. Frozen fingers.


Who is having more fun?


I shovel away from the house and then plow from there. While I plowed the kids were sledding.


A long driveway and big yard. How quickly the loader would do this.



Making use of the clean desk. :) Inquiring minds want to know…yes, Olivia and Lucas did help me clean it. Emily isn’t here this week and it was a bit much for two little people alone, but I did enlist their hands.


I think the worst part of splitting is digging the logs out of the snow. Wish I would have covered this pile.


I so wanted to split another 1/2 cord, but the splitter doesn’t work when it gets to cold. I drug it back inside to warm and was just too tired to take it back out and do more.


A belated shout out to my niece who gave me some cranberry jelly. This is low bush which is a lot of work and hard to find in this area. (The many jars we made earlier were high bush). I’m saving it for Thanksgiving.


Totally exhausted I thought it would be a great idea to dig into the totes and get out Christmas lights. Bad idea. Can you spot Olivia? (Yes, those are Halloween decorations on the couch. I need another container for them and then somewhere to put it. The shelves are 30’ long and 5 totes high…and it is full!).


I put lights on one window and around the sliding door. Ran out of steam.


Do you have a wood stove? Stoke, sweep, stoke, sweep. Kind of a full time job.


Say hello to some of the family…. Trixie was singing quite a tune to me tonight.



What a pretty girl with a beautiful song who bites like no other.


Lucas’ little girl who still doesn’t have a name.


Flower is wondering why she’s up on ledge. I don’t think she liked it.


The furnace upstairs still has to be reset every so often. It was 62* when we went up for bedtime baths. The furnace in the chicken coop is out. The reset button won’t work. There isn’t anything I can do. I hope the girls are okay until my husband returns. No, he still isn’t home. We’ve lost quite a few birds the last couple of weeks for unknown reasons. I don’t know if it is the turkey, the new hens or a weasel/martin getting in the coop, but it’s sad. Part of farming, but sad. It’s been a full day. I even threw in some laundry and did dishes today, but still didn’t get to everything I wanted to. The days go by so quickly, don’t they?


Little Black Scrap Cat said...

I think Millie is having a blast out there in the snow. She looks so happy with the kids, running and dashing through it!!

What kind of candy are you making? Curious......

You know, some people probably just don't get why the truck is plugged in!! I do, and I'm so thankful that I don't live in the frigid North anymore. I'm not too keen on the desert that surrounds us and the terribly high temps in the summer, but I'm so glad I don't have to shovel snow or plug in my car anymore!!!

Hope Homer gets home soon!!!

FlowerLady said...

Your days are so busy Gayle.

I love the kids and the dog playing in the snow. You can tell the pooch just loves being out there racing through the snow.

No Christmas decorations up yet down here. We couldn't believe that there was Christmas music on the radio already. For Pete's sake, Thanksgiving isn't even here yet. I do love the lights around your window. Christmas lights always make me feel happy for some reason. I'll be changing out the clear lights for colored ones, I have some in my stash. It takes a little time taking the bulbs out, but will be worth it. Can hardly believe that we got the tree for $1.

I'm feeling sleepy, so will be laying down for a nap shortly. Doing our errands always wears me out.

I bought apples today to make an apple pie with a crumble top instead of a double pie crust.

It is very warm and humid here today, almost feels like summer again and that's not nice.

Hope your day is a good one.

Oh yea, I'm interested in your candy recipe too.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

The tree and snow photos are beautiful - very peaceful. I want to hear more about that candy making as well!

Tootie said...

I don't know how kids and dogs can love playing in the cold snow so much. I just wish I had a little of their energy.
I don't know where you get all of your energy either. I get tired just reading about your day.
Hope when hubby gets home he can figure out what your furnace problem is.