My constant attention has been on Rufus, and it's paying off. He's doing so good. Between him and my working again I'm not as quick to get things done around here as years past. Builder Man (that sweet hubby) and I did manage to can a lot of tomatoes last night. Hopefully we can get the rest canned tonight when I get home.
A few months ago I decided that I would simplify this years Christmas decorating and try my best to give everything a more prim look by using less lights. I have so many plastic tubs in the shed filled to the brim with decorations that I have collected through the years but I just want a few things sitting around instead of trying to do a lot.
I think I'm finally happy with the fireplace. I'm happy with the mudroom, and the big family tree is up.
I didn't put any type of light on the mantel or hearth. I don't know if we'll have "fireplace weather" until after Christmas so I went ahead and did what I wanted to do and can just remove stuff if we want or need a fire.
My mom found my buffalo check material that I had been looking for out of town. I just simply made slip covers for the living room pillows that can be removed after winter and I love them! I had been looking everywhere for this fabric and she actually found fleece throws for me to cut and use.