Taking A Breath

The last month has been a really busy one for me. I was either playing all weekend (Kristin visiting and going to Joes Valley with some #omniten friends were highlights!) or working on the house (the last two weekends).

This photo is from Saturday night but it still sums up my Sunday:

I have a #damselNOTindistress update coming your way this week but yesterday, I finally took a break. I made a Home Depot run in the morning, got home, cleaned the kitchen up (it’s finally a functional kitchen not covered in drywall dust!), and then I made a cup of tea, crawled in bed, turned on a movie and started working on my quilt.

I desperately needed a day to recharge my batteries. (Interestingly, Katie wrote about the same idea yesterday.) Today, it’s back to school and #damselNOTindistress-ing. But sometimes, a quiet rainy day is just what the Sprocket ordered:

An Alternate View of To Do Lists

When we go up to the cabin we usually have a pretty good “to do” list worked up.

And we usually get most of it done. But not everything. And I never want to feel like we have to. At the house, my M.O. is “finish all the Things. Now!” At the cabin, I’m just not that way. (I am impatient for heat. But I think that’s understandable.)

Saturday morning, after sleeping in and a cozy morning with some spiced cider, we loaded up the last of the insulation, miscellaneous tools, a borrowed generator, and lots of clothes. At about 4,000 feet, we started to see skiffs of snow on the ground. By the time we passed through our gate (about 4,700′ feet), the ground was covered. The last stretch up to the cabin required 4-wheel drive.

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