Hanging In There

What a time this has been for us all – who would have thought a month ago that this odd virus floating around could become a national pandemic?

Even our remote little mountain top has been affected, with businesses closed from one end of Main Street to the other, and 5 confirmed cases in the area. Scary times, for sure.
I’m blessed to be working from home during this time of unrest and unease, and I’ve been following all the guidelines for social distancing….no dining out, no parties, no group events….I basically only venture out for supplies as needed, armed with disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer.

I am thankful at this time more than ever for my cozy house, which brings me much comfort. I always hated leaving my house in the mornings to go to work, and for right now I don’t have to! My laptop is set up on my kitchen counter and I work in peace and solitude, with nobody but the pups around to distract me.

My woodstove is still going, keeping the house warm and cozy on this blustery spring day. The snow is falling heavily at the moment, and whirling around in crazy wind gusts, which are rattling the windows. In like a lion, out like a lamb, right? I sure feel sorry for the spring birds that have already begun to make their way back up North!

As I write this, Monkey is snoring softly in her chair in front of the fire, and Molly is curled up in a little ball on the back of Monkey’s chair. They are probably very confused and don’t understand why Mommy is home so often these days. It means many more trips outside to do their business or chase squirrels….and many more treats, as they get one every time they come back inside. Spoiled little angels!

I had already started clearing garden beds before this snow arrived, and will get back to it once the snow melts again. It felt good to be back out in the fresh air, with the birdsong and smell of fresh earth surrounding me. I’m anxious to get everything cleaned up and ready for spring, but the weather is against me, sadly. When the sunshine returns, I’ll grab snatches of time on my lunch break to spend in the garden, doing what I can with this bonus time at home.

But, for now, I shall have to focus my energies on my seedlings and transplants, and try to get them good and strong for when winter finally releases its hold on the mountain top, and I can start moving some plants outdoors.

The first of the bulbs I forced indoors has bloomed, and I’m delighted to see this tiny ray of sunshine in my kitchen window to brighten the gloomiest of days.

And in the evenings, after the washing up is done, it’s time to snuggle up by the fire with my sweet pups and be thankful for this warm and comfortable place I call home. My haven in this crazy world.

Be safe, my friend, and be well.

Hugs from home – xoWhat a time this has been for us all – who would have thought a month ago that this odd virus floating around could become a national pandemic?

Even our remote little mountain top has been affected, with businesses closed from one end of Main Street to the other, and 5 confirmed cases in the area. Scary times, for sure.
I’m blessed to be working from home during this time of unrest and unease, and I’ve been following all the guidelines for social distancing….no dining out, no parties, no group events….I basically only venture out for supplies as needed, armed with disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer.

I am thankful at this time more than ever for my cozy house, which brings me much comfort. I always hated leaving my house in the mornings to go to work, and for right now I don’t have to! My laptop is set up on my kitchen counter and I work in peace and solitude, with nobody but the pups around to distract me.

My woodstove is still going, keeping the house warm and cozy on this blustery spring day. The snow is falling heavily at the moment, and whirling around in crazy wind gusts, which are rattling the windows. In like a lion, out like a lamb, right? I sure feel sorry for the spring birds that have already begun to make their way back up North!

As I write this, Monkey is snoring softly in her chair in front of the fire, and Molly is curled up in a little ball on the back of Monkey’s chair. They are probably very confused and don’t understand why Mommy is home so often these days. It means many more trips outside to do their business or chase squirrels….and many more treats, as they get one every time they come back inside. Spoiled little angels!

I had already started clearing garden beds before this snow arrived, and will get back to it once the snow melts again. It felt good to be back out in the fresh air, with the birdsong and smell of fresh earth surrounding me. I’m anxious to get everything cleaned up and ready for spring, but the weather is against me, sadly. When the sunshine returns, I’ll grab snatches of time on my lunch break to spend in the garden, doing what I can with this bonus time at home.

But, for now, I shall have to focus my energies on my seedlings and transplants, and try to get them good and strong for when winter finally releases its hold on the mountain top, and I can start moving some plants outdoors.

The first of the bulbs I forced indoors has bloomed, and I’m delighted to see this tiny ray of sunshine in my kitchen window to brighten the gloomiest of days.

And in the evenings, after the washing up is done, it’s time to snuggle up by the fire with my sweet pups and be thankful for this warm and comfortable place I call home. My haven in this crazy world.

Be safe, my friend, and be well.

Hugs from home – xo

What a time this has been for us all – who would have thought a month ago that this odd virus floating around could become a national pandemic?
Even our remote little mountain top has been affected, with businesses closed from one end of Main Street to the other, and 5 confirmed cases in the area. Scary times, for sure.

I’m blessed to be working from home during this time of unrest and unease, and I’ve been following all the guidelines for social distancing….no dining out, no parties, no group events….I basically only venture out for supplies as needed, armed with disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer.
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I am thankful at this time more than ever for my cozy house, which brings me much comfort. I always hated leaving my house in the mornings to go to work, and for right now I don’t have to! My laptop is set up on my kitchen counter and I work in peace and solitude, with nobody but the pups around to distract me.
My woodstove is still going, keeping the house warm and cozy on this blustery spring day. The snow is falling heavily at the moment, and whirling around in crazy wind gusts, which are rattling the windows. In like a lion, out like a lamb, right? I sure feel sorry for the spring birds that have already begun to make their way back up North!
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As I write this, Monkey is snoring softly in her chair in front of the fire, and Molly is curled up in a little ball on the back of Monkey’s chair. They are probably very confused and don’t understand why Mommy is home so often these days. It means many more trips outside to do their business or chase squirrels….and many more treats, as they get one every time they come back inside. Spoiled little angels!
I had already started clearing garden beds before this snow arrived, and will get back to it once the snow melts again. It felt good to be back out in the fresh air, with the birdsong and smell of fresh earth surrounding me. I’m anxious to get everything cleaned up and ready for spring, but the weather is against me, sadly. When the sunshine returns, I’ll grab snatches of time on my lunch break to spend in the garden, doing what I can with this bonus time at home.
But, for now, I shall have to focus my energies on my seedlings and transplants, and try to get them good and strong for when winter finally releases its hold on the mountain top, and I can start moving some plants outdoors.
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The first of the bulbs I forced indoors has bloomed, and I’m delighted to see this tiny ray of sunshine in my kitchen window to brighten the gloomiest of days.
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And in the evenings, after the washing up is done, it’s time to snuggle up by the fire with my sweet pups and be thankful for this warm and comfortable place I call home. My haven in this crazy world.
Be safe, my friend, and be well.
Hugs from home – xo
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