Rain pounded on the roof and hissed against the windows. Wind whipped around the porch, tossing deck chairs everywhere. I lay warm in bed, only vaguely registering the weather, grateful once again to be in the new house and not in the shed.
We’re still settling into the house, but we’ve already given the kitchen a workout. Some days, when I step into that room, I wonder what we were thinking—it’s so huge! Then I cook something and appreciate every inch of space.
It’s been hard to get a photo of the foods we’ve baked–they’re eaten so quickly.
We’ve been craving all the baked goods we haven’t been able to make in the past three months. In the first twenty-four hours after moving in, we baked eight loaves of bread, three dozen cookies, and a batch of lemon scones. Over the next four days, we added pizza, Not yo’ mama’s mac and cheese, quiche, apricot tart, chocolate cupcakes, and homemade granola to that list. Moving into our second week in the house, we’ve made Mum’s fluffy buns, bean burgers, oven baked French fries, Irish soda bread, spaghetti with tofu meatballs, and roast vegetables.
Visiting some of our favourite foods after too many months without them has been a delight. It may be time to head to the library for some inspiration now—think what new things we could make in the fabulous new kitchen!
Another beautiful day in store for us! Let’s hope this unseasonably warm weather lasts at least until we’re all back at work and school!
An icy start this morning. The mountains are beautiful covered in snow from yesterday’s storm.
Another glorious day of sun. I know it will end (sooner rather than later), but I’ll take every lovely day I can at this point.
Another day, another … day … Hope everyone is keeping busy and well. It’s been good to see work being done on the new house this week. We’re working hard to get the outside painting done while this warm weather lasts.
We woke this morning to a warm breeze and it struck me yet again how fortunate we’ve been that the weather has been warmer and drier than usual for autumn. Here’s hoping it continues for a while longer–it makes everything more bearable.
A noisy Nor’wester blew in last night. Bits of the neighbour’s trees pelted the roof like rain.
A glorious sunny day today–a great day for working around the yard and going for a walk.
After a couple weeks of summer-like weather, the wind is turning south today. I’m not looking forward to the cold in our unheated uninsulated shed, but even a change in the weather is exciting as the days seem to flow one into the other without any of our usual time markers.
I’m thankful for the warm weather we’ve been having. Life in the shed is just fine if the sun is out.