Tomorrow is December 1

It is so hard to believe tomorrow is December 1. Where has this year gone? What a year it has been too! I am continually saying “at this time last year who would have thought I would be at home  with no outside employment – spending gobs of time with my grand babies and having time to volunteer!”  Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be where I am today.

Where are we today? The Passion Flower Farm workshop is still waiting for Duke Power to run the power line and set the meter. We have been told next week. Keeping our fingers crossed.  Andrew is busy organizing the tools and acquiring what he needs to do the work efficiently and safely. We have some additional projects underway such as candle holders.

The house is in various stages of remodel. No room is completely finished but every room looks better than it used to.  Every job depends on something else.  For instance, the kiddos bedroom is finished except for the mattress and box spring. The kitchen appliances are purchased but when delivered they will sit until we decide on a floor and cabinets. The hallway is finished except for the ceiling, and then the light fixtures can be installed.  I can paint and clean but when it comes to other things I am no help.

I am about to try my first batch of soap – milk based. Based on the directions it’s a big project so I want to do it when the kiddos are safely at home for the day.  I am hoping that this, with my hand knitted wash cloths, can be something that we can offer for sale. They came down with Zac and Sarah earlier and played in their bedroom for close to an hour. We set up the Thomas the Train table with the tracks at first, and then removed it all and set up the farm set. It’s nice that now they can leave things set up and no kittens will be sitting on them and tearing them down.

My dad and I purchased  the wood stove yesterday. Went to Fleet-Plummer in Greensboro. That is quite a store. I hope to go back again and really spend time browsing. See what they have to offer at www.fleetplummer.com.   The employees were really helpful.  I actually purchased a soapstone stove and I love it.

Our new wood burning stove.

We have someone coming to line the chimney and install the stove on December 21 so we will have a beautiful fire on Christmas Eve.

Oh – and regarding my obsession with all things Pioneer Woman. Look at what Andrew and Gloria gave me for my birthday.

Pioneer Woman tea kettle for my birthday

Steve turned 60 on Sunday and yesterday was my 59th. Again, who would have thought that my life would be this good at this time.  I love my family, husband, dad, kids and grandkids. I am excited about our new business, and can’t wait to see where Passion Flower Farm takes us.

I hope you have good things in your life too-

Barbara

 

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