I've been ill. After two rounds of antibiotics, I think my body is finally claiming victory over the infection. While combatting that, the weather changed from sunny and warm to rainy and chilly. My heaters are now on and my mom's wood stove is puffing away. I hate the smoke but I sure love the heat a wood stove puts out - there's nothing better except good ol' sunshine!
Today was not rainy so we "battened down the hatches" for winter. The summer things that could fit in the storage shed were put in the storage shed. What didn't fit is now covered with tarps. Tomorrow's storm is supposed to be windy, so we'll find out soon if the tarps are secured well enough. It's time now to settle into indoor pursuits, like quilting, sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, kumihimo and baking. Most of these endeavors keep me out of trouble during our long rainy season.
The baking, however, can get me into trouble. I love to bake, but too much of that and I find myself in need of a new wardrobe! This year, however, I'll have three 15-year-old nephews (not triplets - twins and a cousin) near by who, I think, will quite happily take the baked goods off my hands so the calories won't go on my hips. I can bake all kinds of yummy treats and not gain an ounce as long as I limit myself to one little taste.