Oh my goodness, I am freezing!
Remember yesterday I told you that the weather predicts snow for Thursday and I was still a little on the fence about whether it will really happen or not?
I honestly have no doubt whatsoever that snow is on the way, like, no doubt in my mind. It is freezing cold here, it actually seems to have shifted so quickly from 80 degree weather to freezing.
I have pulled out all my winter clothes and I've even had to wear my under armour thermal stuff, it is that cold right now.
Being that it was Veteran's Day today, we didn't do school, and the kids hung out all day on the couch, wearing their pajamas, covered with blankets and watching movies. Curt and I had to run out this morning to get a few last minute things for my niece's birthday, she's now officially done when it comes to gifts. Whew!
On the way home we decided to pick up some Tacos, we don't get a lot of take out food, I think I'm quite sick of junk food to be honest, but Tacos sounded very good at the time.
It filled us up, and along with that it has just given me tummy ache. I love Mexican food but it does tend to mess with my stomach so I don't eat it that often.
Anyway, after getting back home, Curt had to go back out to work and I decided to get some things done around here in order to prepare for the incoming freezing temperatures and snow.
I stepped out back and everything was still kind of frozen. These leaves were on the deck, just look at how frozen they were? Not that it surprises me, a funny story actually, I mopped the floors yesterday afternoon and then set the bucket with water out on the deck and the mop as well.
I always set the mop outside to dry (during the summer and warmer weather) and sometimes the bucket of water too while I get other things done and then I'll come back a few minutes later and empty out the bucket, wash it out, take it back inside etc. I completely forgot about the mop and bucket out there, like totally forgot until I stepped outside today to get things put away.
It didn't surprise me to find the whole bucket completely frozen. I did let it sit out for a bit while I worked on the deck and then was able to pour out the water, but there was even a couple dead flies and bees in there, frozen solid.
So, anyway, I put all the summer decorations, pots and soil etc, into the big tub that I have for my garden, and then moved that into the shed. Then I moved the grill up against the house and stacked the chairs and the table all neatly next to it. I'm just waiting for hubby to get the furniture covers on them and we'll call it good.
While out there I noticed just how bare some of the trees around here are. Not a single leaf left on a branch.
While others are still filled with orange leaves, like they're holding on for dear life not wanting to let go of summer.
I always look forward to Autumn and then just as quickly I start missing it because I realize how short the season seems? At least this year, I feel like we had Autumn for a month if that, and now we're already heading to Winter. Just crazy!
I didn't stay out for very long, after about 30 minutes I had to come back in because my nose was frozen and I was so cold I actually shivered.
By the way, as I'm typing this up the wind is howling outside.
Anyway, with that job out of the way, I thought it time to get the fire going, or try to. What a pain in the behind it is to get a good fire burning. If you have any suggestions at all, I would greatly appreciate it.
I did manage to get it started quite well and even used some homemade fire starters which consisted of cotton balls and vaseline, they work really well, my problem is keeping this fire going without dying out.
So yeah, if you have any tips on a better way to get it started, keep it going, and what kind of wood is best for it, just leave me a comment down below.
I'm hoping to perfect this before it gets very cold, I am hoping it will cut down on our bills this winter.
Miss Lola does not like the cold, neither does Miss Bella.....but Lola especially is such a blanket hog. She will not sit anywhere that is not a couch with a warm body under a blanket, just look at this brat. She makes me laugh!
I wanted to show you my favorite body mist of the moment. I am out of my usual perfume and have one other small bottle which is almost finished too. I wanted to buy some but I realize that Christmas is right around the corner and I usually get some either from my husband or other family members.
While at Walmart the other day I saw this Naughty and Nice mist from Bodycology, it was pretty inexpensive and I figured I would give it a try. It smells AMAZING!!! Then again I love musky scents, so this is Sheer Musk & Peony, but oh my word, so good.
Yeah, just thought I would share that with you.
It's just after 9pm now, I am showered and in bed and I've pulled out my big mink blanket because when I tell you it's cold here, I mean, it is COLD. The house just seems to freeze overnight and the past few days Curt has had to get up in the middle of the night and turn on the heater for a few hours. I usually turn it off when I wake up, or if it hasn't been running, then I turn it on for about an hour just to warm up the house and then off again.
Soon as I finish this post, I'm going to tackle the big pile of laundry on my bed, probably put something on Netflix to watch while I do that.......
and then finish up my night menu planning.
Exciting isn't it?
Right, well, I do hope you've all had a great Tuesday, I hope you're staying warm, I do know that a couple of you have already seen snow, yikes.
I will be back tomorrow with another day in my life post, and a winner, or rather winners, for the arm knitted scarves giveaway.
Night everyone :)