Monday, January 12, 2009

That's Sno' Way to Be

The sun is bright and cheery, the temperature brisk. I sent Ben and Hannah out for a walk with my camera but opted to stay inside myself. I made James some lunch (tomato, lettuce, sprouts and avacado on whole grain bread) and set out to dust and vacuum the living room. It's a job that is never completely finished in this particular house. I'm not sure if it is the size of the rooms or the fact that we have wood floors and a wood burning stove. It seems as though there is no end of dust and dirt. The fight is long and the battle makes me weary but I continue to press on.

The weather is forecast to get colder and snowier as the week progresses. It will be good weather to stay inside where it's warm and work on unfinished paint projects. Last week I completed a set of three cats I started a year ago. This barn is another unfinished work. I'm not quite sure what to put in the foreground, maybe a fence and some old, dry weeds. I'm also still working on the wisemen to a final Nativity puzzle I began last January. I spent the better part of an hour looking for the pattern before I located it in a stack of magazines.

A cup of coffee sure sounds nice right now...


  1. We got a lot of dust and dirt when we had a woodburning stove. Lots of cob webs that I was always struggling to get rid of too, but woodburning stoves are SO cozy!

  2. I'm not ready to trade it in or anything. I'm pretty sure the price is worth the comfort. I shall henceforth be known as "Cinder-Martha".

  3. Yeah! i cannot wait for it to get cold! i hope that it gets so cold, that school is cancled! That would be fun! Yeah, my mom has some un finished art projects too. You should put some little (or big)stones at the side of the path. You don't have to, just an idea!