Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lots of Snow

This is the sunrise & snow that greeted us on Saturday morning behind our backyard.
 It is Sunday evening...There is probably 9 inches of snow on the ground since Friday nite and more expected until mid-week at least.  The roads are slippery & snow packed.  I will just be staying in hibernating... well not really; there is so much more to do!   My hubby left this afternoon for another week at his new job.  The weekends go so fast, but more is accomplished towards preparing the house for sale.  More painting was finished & hopefully will be totally done next weekend.  I continue to pack & plan on where I want to hang some carefully chosen pieces for staging.  Don't want to put many holes in the freshly painted walls, but enough to look inviting.  I am also very picky about what I am purchasing to stage with; spending as little as possible.  I got two mahogany dining chairs to put with an old library table for a dining table, since I sold my oak set with 6 chairs.  The chairs were $5 a piece & I will either stain them or paint them white... haven't decided yet.  They are raw now, I think from being outside??  They have new fabric on the seats, but not a choice I would make so I may try to change that out too.  They are temporary until we move & buy something more suitable.  I will take a few pictures to show you when they are finished.

I got a few Christmas things out, but had already packed some things I wish I hadn't!  Oh well, that is life in the world of moving.  The decorating is minimal but it makes me happy when I look at the little vintage tree on the desk/buffet in the dining room.  It is so hard to be doing all this as Christmas draws near.  I want to do the typical things like decorating and baking, but no real time to do it.  I plan to do just a smidge of baking; some bon bon cookies (a family favorite) & a frosted sugar cookies (I bought the ready made dough), which will be easy & quick. 

Well, I am going to close this for now.  I will post a couple of pictures of my minimalistic decorations soon.  May your preparations for Christmas be bringing you joy.



GwendolynKay said...

Sounds like you have been a very busy girl. I hope you are taking time to enjoy the festivities that come this time of year.

Hopemore Studio said...

Cindy, Trying to move during the holidays sounds so difficult. I feel for you, I hope the house sells quickly and that next year you two will be all settled in with a house full of decorations and baked goodies.


Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! I wish you the best with your move and the sale of your home. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marcie said...

What an adventure, God's timing is perfect and I know you will be blessed with right buyers at the right time. I think you have done well to get out any decorations at all. We are painting so I did not go all out. My husband spied a manger at one of the offices garbage piles, brought it home, and that was a real gift, as I had found some wonderful figures for one some time ago. It has been the best gift this Christmas. God is good. I am so glad you left a comment, I added the manger from the Nashville trip on my blog, come see it when you have time.
Blessings to your and yours