I’m excited to share with you a new series I’m starting called, “Talk Till Dawn”, I want this to be about my everyday life, the things I’m reading, eating, my everyday ups and down, along with photos that I’ve taken over the week.
I haven’t decided yet how often this will be, right now I’m just going to get it going and see what comes of it. I encourage you to share with me similar situations and we can all support one another.
My life and home is far from perfect even though I always share with you pretty home decor picture. Now from time to time I’ll give you a look at how things can get out of control like everyone else’s life.
Can you believe January is over? I see so many people on IG and in their blogs sharing Spring décor. Spring certainly hasn’t sprung in my neck of the woods. At this time we’re snowed in, nothing is open, and the temps are too dangerous to be out it. Thankfully we have a freezer full of meat, and a pantry full of things to go with it, so all’s good here.
You’d think with being snowed in I’d get up the ambition to paint my kitchen cabinets but so far that’s not the case. I did clean my office, add a few warm touches to the guest bedroom, and watch a little Netflix though.
I’ve talked about my Instant Pot in other posts about how intimidating it is but I decided to make steel cut oats in it and I love how fast there done. It normally took 4 hours in the crock-pot but only 4 minutes in the Instant Pot. I’ve never liked how they turn out on the stove so this method is awesome. I make a batch to last 4 days and reheat it when I want some. I thought about doing a roast in it but chickened out and did the oven method at the last minute. Why change it when I know it works. Maybe someday I’ll venture out and try more things in it.
I’m still having a really hard time with the loss of my Mom. It’s been three months and I still wake up every day with that horrible panicked feeling of her being gone. I keep second-guessing every move I made in her last few days. I know I made the right decisions and I couldn’t have done anything different but I still replay it over and over again in my head.
I feel like I’m robbing the joy from others in my life because they’re not getting the true me right now. I’ve even snapped at the girls at work (which isn’t like me) but death is constantly on my mind. Now I’m afraid of losing more people from my life. I have to find a way to get past it and not cry on a daily basis.
I’ve done really well on my no spend mission. I really only want to keep the things in our home that having meaning, function, and are necessary. I cleaned out my linen closet and took things to our local Hospice store to donate. I don’t want to purchase things just because I like them. I have too much of that stuff already, and I’m weeding it out if I don’t have a place for it. Our house has lots of windows and very few walls so décor items need to be kept to a minimum with no place to hang stuff.
I’d like to replace a few pieces in our home, the ones that aren’t made from real wood. The IKEA pieces can go and as I find a similar piece made sturdy and of real wood I’d like to pick it up. I know I just said I didn’t want to purchase anything but with age I get wiser and want substantial pieces that will last a life time in our home.
I’d love for hubby to make us a new bed frame, but I haven’t suggested it to him yet. I did show him a drawing for making a new shoe rack and he went right out and bought the wood, but so far I haven’t seen the rack, lol. In all honesty he’s probably forgot all about it and I hate to bug him about it.
Has anyone started thinking about gardening yet? I go to the farmers market for our veggies, I can’t keep the deer out of the garden no matter what I try, but I am going to try and grow pumpkins again this year. I have seed left over so I’ll poke them in the ground amongst my catmint and see what happens. Sunflowers, zinnias, and cosmos also do nicely here and the deer don’t bother them.
All my raised beds need a heavy dose of poo or some sort of organic soil enhancer. I added some stuff from a local greenhouse to my whiskey barrels last year and my annuals did really well in it so I think I’ll grab a few more bags to use this year.
Until next time take care and thank you for spending the time talking till dawn with me today!