Mostly it’s in a good way! We have spent the last two weeks very close to home, with lots of good friends and family. Alongside the holidays, we had our grandson for a few overnights so we could have some fun time together. (We are reading Paddington the Bear to get ready for the movie when it comes out in 2 weeks). We also did lots of cooking and baking together which was fun.
In the midst of getting ready for the holidays and then celebrating them, we have also been getting ready for the installation of a wood stove in the living room. Which meant that everything in the living room and dining room was pushed around, and the whole thing has had me off-kilter for weeks. I think I have finally gotten things moved around a bit so I don’t feel like I am tripping over myself, and it needed to be done, really, anyway!
The icing on the mess cake, however, was that John was also trying to fix the drawers under our range top that hold all our pots and pans (the whole cabinet has spread at the back, so the drawers were falling off their tracks). As a result, the 2 large drawers were standing empty in the corner of the living room (yes, more stuff in the living room), and the pots, pans, etc., were stacked in every corner of the kitchen, most of them on the floor. There may have been a little more wine imbibed than usual while we were celebrating and fixing, everywhere. Ugh.
As of yesterday, the drawers are now happily back in their slots, full of clean pots and pans. The tree is gone, the living room is mostly re-organized, and the floors are vacuumed and washed. The tile pad is finished and waiting for the wood stove, and I am trying very hard to enjoy the last gasp of vacation. I have been spoiled, this was an extra long one, a whole two weeks. Absolutely fabulous :*)