When we woke up this morning the temps were hovering around 0°. I had to go to the big city today for a dental appointment, well Madison isn't quite the big city compared to some cities, but coming from a small town it is big to me. On the way I noticed that the temp was 17° and I don't believe that it got any higher than that.
I don't show my home very much but since I'm feeling rather comfortable sitting in my easy chair trying to do a post with the lights low and my string lights on, I thought I'd take a couple photos of my kitchen and dining area of our log home. I absolutely love our log home it's very simple and yes I am a collector of things. I don't have a dish washer and when we remodel our kitchen, which we plan to someday I don't believe I'll have one put in. I have to think on that one. I really don't mind at all washing dishes by hand, in fact I will gaze out the window to see what is going on outside or I'll do some thinking. Especially doing the breakfast dishes, I'll think about what I plan to do that day, what needs to get done around the house, or whatever else pops in my mind.
Once the winter temps have really settled into stay, our wood stove stays lit. But I will admit when warmer months come I am ready for the wood boxes to be put away for the season, I'm definitely ready for warmer weather then.
I don't believe I posted about the blue hoosier cabinet that Jim made for me that is in the photo below. I was looking and looking in antique shops for one but could never find exactly what I wanted. So Jim decided to make me one and it is custom made for exactly what I wanted it for. He also made it so that we could put our grain mill on it, so we have it permanently set up to grind flour whenever we need it.
I haven't really done a whole lot of Christmas decorating yet, or done any Christmas baking. I am for sure going to make my Grandma M's Finnish prune tarts and my mom's Christmas butter cookies. I still have time to do both decorating and baking.
Our life here is simple and we like it that way.