Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Heeeeere's Heather

I really don't know what I've been up to. Jenny, I saw your comment on the blog wondering where I've been and Laurie called me last night wondering the same thing.

I'm not sure is the most honest answer. Lately, I had some trainings out of town so didn't get on the internet those days - 4 days so far in the past 2 weeks and another all day training this Friday. In the beginning of November, I will be out of town again for 2 days. I don't know why they have all the meetings/trainings in October/November.

Other than that, I've been working. Being as it is fall, Shawn has decided to do more work around the house (it's always so much more effective to do it when it is 32 degrees rather than 50 degrees) - Good preparation for ice fishing. Last weekend we built some deer stands and brought them out on our other land. Now, to get one that I can hunt out of on our land where we live. Hunting is now only12 days away =)

The other weekend I was in a baking mood so baked some bread and made some squeaky cheese. Got some more people interested in buying some cheese now. It's a good money making proposition but time consuming. It isn't so bad when the weather is cold but is more frustrating in the summer. So, I will have to make a bunch and put it in the freezer prior to summer gettting here. I made too much bread and had to give some of it away. I finally had loaves rise nicely and they look good and taste good.

I started sewing a quilt last night and will also be making several pillows. See, this is actually a way to clean my house. I have so much craft stuff that it is billowing out of the seams, so am hoping to sew some things, knit some things, and have a giving away party. Then, I'll just buy what I need for a project and not hit the clearance aisles and buy everything that I could "use some day". I get so many things that people don't want, etc. but then don't have enough time to make everything. Our other room is supposed to be a craft room / spare bedroom. However, we had to take a recliner from Julia (not sure why, we have 3 chairs, a couch, and love seat in the living room - with only 2 people living in the house and company seldom comes) but Shawn insisted we take it so that's in the room along with a bed, and the room is now storage. Someday, I will convince him to lose the chair and then there will be a lot more room to do something in there. I want another room that is made as a craft room. I really can picture it and dream about it at night, especially as I take down the table I was using, put it away, put away the sewing machine, the fabric, etc. then take it all out the next day, you get the picture. I think every house should have a craft / scrapbooking / painting etc. room. I really am daydreaming again at work.

Julia isn't doing too well. She is very tired, looks run through the mill, etc. When she feels good, she cleans things out of her house, guess where it goes? I finally had to tell her to please stop sending everything to our house. She is downsizing a 6 bedroom house and is giving the stuff to me who has a 2 bedroom house =). Soon, I'll have the windows open on the house to keep stuffing things in and a system to send it all back out.

Here's a quote for the day that I think is great:

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails. -- Unknown

Have a great week!!


Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

It's about the same here. Opened
up old Singer sewing machine and
will leave it open until I'm done!
Also ironing board is up 'cuz I
need that for projects to iron
smooth! When in St. Cloud with
Heather and Jen I bought a snowman
to hang outside. Time to hang it
outside but I know I've seen it
here somewhere but where? dk

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Sounds like fun Heather. I have this nifty dump trailer. I just keep hauling things into it, one chair at a time, and then when it is full ... secure the tarp and off to the dump world it goes. "Good" stuff gets hauled away and recycled by the "more needy than I" folks. I wish I could take one of your extra chairs. My chairs are in serious need of that trailer out back ... but with no carpet on the floor ... best to save something to sit on.

Kuoppala's & in-laws said...

Snowman from St. Cloud has been found and is hanging outside. dk