LOL. We are indeed under a winter storm watch. First they said it would start at 9 AM...then 2 PM. So far, it is bitterly cold, but not much else. Oy...
I did get a lot of outside stuff ready for it, thanks to my son for all his help. Got the windbreak up on the chicken run. Got any and all tools that were out put away. Got the AC condenser unit covered up tight. A bunch of little things for the big snow and ice apocolypse that hasn't happened. Oh well...it all needed doing. And this thing is supposed to be going on through Friday too. It could happen. This IS the midwest, and it IS December.
I have a big pot of pinto beans and ham hocks simmering away on the stove. Decided ham and beans and cornbread would make a great supper on a night like this. I threw together a pumpkin crunch dessert too, since we finished the last of the German Chocolate brownies finaly. lol Can't have a storm with no sweets. (Can I get an AMEN ????) lol
An earlier picture of cornbread...all made yummy with buttermilk and honey and organic, non-GMO coarse ground corn meal. Guess I'm going to have to take pics when I make it today, because I seem to have no photos in my archives of a skillet of baked cornbread ! Sheesh...
Got some laundry going...and the cats (bless their furry little hearts) knocked my last full gallon of bleach off the dryer and of course when it hit the floor it popped the lid off and over half it of poured out all over the laundry room floor. Smells nice and clean in there now. Sigh...but there's enough for the laundry and I have a couple of small bottles under the cabinet. I'll be okay until I can get out and buy a couple more cases of the gallons. No big deal, just a small hiccup in the everyday stuff at Honeysuckle Hill. Anyway the last load of wash (nasty work clothes) is in the washer and the dryer is running and 2 loads are already washed and dried and put away.
The cold is making me hurt today. Back hurt so bad when I got up that I had to put on a pain patch. My knees are stiff and sore and I'm hobbling along like a little old woman. So it goes. I made my to-do list and immediately divided it in half...the other stuff I'll do tomorrow. Mostly vacuuming and mopping and cleaning the bathrooms. I have a feeling I won't be going anywhere today or tomorrow, so there's plenty of time for everything.
Alright...smells like the pumpkin dessert is ready to come out of the oven. And I think I'm gonna make a cup of tea and snuggle with my furbabies on the couch and read. Am reading The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo by Peter Orner..a lively tail set in Afrika. One of those days...good smells, warm house and supper cooking. It doesn't get much better than that.