Monday, November 25, 2013

Moving Day!!

Yes, yes, we are actually moved into the little house!! Can you believe it? I can't! You know the old saying, "It gets worse before it gets better"? That is what my house has looked like the last few weeks, disaster zone. There was such a rush to get all the last minute things done. I was waiting and waiting for time to tidy (and the sun to come out). But we barely had to time to clean before it was moving day!
This is my sewing room waiting to be tidied and organized.

It feels so good to finally be living here (we spent so much time here it kind of felt like we already lived here). I still get excited to walk into the kitchen and turn on the faucet or to be able to flip a switch! For so long the electric and plumbing were not functional because they were mid re-do. Even though I still have a to-do list (trim in the kitchen and bath, bathroom medicine cabinet to install, shelves in the linen closet and kitchen cupboard doors to be put back on), it is such a relief to finally finally be moved in. I am looking forward to being able to get back to "normal" things like sewing, blogging and baking!
The view from my bedroom window. We have about 3 inches of snow this morning! Do you see the blue tarp across the street behind the neighbor's house? That is my soon to be sister-in-law's house! How is that for good neighbors! (She is adding an addition, hence the tarp.)
A sneak peek at my room. It is so much more photogenic with furniture in it! I haven't done much to it other then unpack the essentials and put up the new curtains. Hopefully there will be a bit of time to do that this weekend with extra days off.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Can I listen to Christams music now?!?

Especially with the time change and the weather getting colder and all the cloudiness we have been having, I have been longing to listen to Christmas music. It is a little awkward (for me) sometimes, as I hate when people say "Christmas Music Already!!".
One of my favorite Dean Martin songs.
My sister and I have been listening to it since October 1st. For me it is a reminder that Christmas is coming and this dark, cold time of year will be over soon. It evokes a coziness that is so comforting. Plus, it is the perfect music to paint to in the evening!
Are you a Christmas music lover? Do you blaze it from the house tops or keep it down low? And what do you say when people complain it is too early?