It was 31 F when we got up this morning. So when I made coffee, I also lit the fireplace, and planned another day of projects that needed doing around the house.
Since the flu has been so prevalent this year, DH and I stay pretty close to home... except for grocery shopping or running errands like the cleaners, etc.
I've finished quilting my cousin's sofa pillows, did one for myself, cut some old drapes that were too faded and long... and made them into short valences, finished a hand-pieced quilt I had started a few years ago (machine quilted it to finish it), binged on a few Netflix shows like Frankie and Grace (interesting) and one my daughter told me about, "Stranger Things"... (which is strange indeed), and tried a few new recipes. I even decided that perhaps I'll start on a quilted valence for my kitchen window soon. Also just finished reading Janet Evanovich's "Turbo Twenty-three" !
|shortened curtains to valences|
|very first ever quilt .... started hand-piecing years ago|
A friend from New Orleans texted me yesterday that Kroger's here in Texas was now carrying Joe Gambino's Mardi Gras King Cakes. So DH went out and got one. Gambino's is a popular bakery on Veterans Hwy in New Orleans and makes great King Cakes and Doberge Cakes. The one he brought home is filled with strawberry and cream cheese. And if you're wondering what a Doberge cake is, it's a multilayer cake (maybe 6-8 thin layers?) that has pudding between the layers and then iced in chocolate... a really wonderful creation!
That about completes my thoughts on how to avoid cabin fever this winter. We have walked around the neighborhood a few times when the sun was out to get some exercise (since we're avoiding the malls and crowds).
But the inside cats generally find a sunspot on sunny days or a warm afghan to curl up in on cold overcast days.
|Cats today staying warm by the fireplace|
Well... have a great week! And try to stay warm!