Work In Progress (Yay!)

Okay, thank the Lord, I am feeling much better.  I am not totally out of the woods, but so much better and able to get around and do my work that I am floating on air.  I just recently read something by Laura Ingalls Wilder that speaks to that:

“I’m sure we will all acknowledge that there is an advantage in having been ill if it makes us eager for work once more.  Sometimes, I fancy we do not always appreciate the value of work, and how dry and flavorless life would be without it.  If work were taken from us, we would lose rest, also, for how could we rest unless we first became tired from working?” 

Now, I don’t know that we will all acknowledge it, but it appears to be true when I am sick and can’t work that I can’t wait to get well so that I can.  LOL!

Anyway, here is the first update on painting number four:

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I taped off the house to do the background.  I think I like that way of doing it.  We’ll see how it turns out.

I have taken a few pictures here and there:

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Unfortunately, this morning I stuck my head out the back door to get some kindling and found this:


I’m starting to wonder if woodpeckers are safe around here…

It is sad, but beautiful:


The weather is amazingly cold with some snow.  The other morning, when we woke up, it was -10 degrees.  That is pretty cold for around here.  Right now, it is around noon and about 12 degrees with a little snow and some sunshine.  Back here in the office, away from the woodstove, my hands are about to freeze up.  Gonna wrap this up and get into the heat.

Keep warm and keep your powder dry.  (I love that saying!  LOL!  One of these days, I want to have a muzzleloader and need to keep my powder dry.)


If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.

–Edith Wharton







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