Miss L has been extremely unpleasant lately. JP and I are trying to figure out if she is 1) overly tired, 2) coming down with something, 3) otherwise stressed in some way, or 4) other. It has gone on long enough now that we have ruled out the first 2 options, and while having some Mommy/Daughter bonding time this afternoon, she assured me that she was not sad or worried about anything. That leaves the all-encompassing "other" option, which means we just hope she grows out of it SOON!
She may be weary, at this point, of JP and I telling her that she is acting like a 3 year old. I know I'm tired of telling her! In any case, she is turning 7 in just a few days.
When we haven't been dealing with L's issues, we have whiled away our commitment free days.
We played in the snow Saturday, before it melted back into mud.
Stella the Snow Dog
...and girls enjoyed themselves.
Watching from the tree house...
We had home made tacos with friends on Sunday.
Today we actually worked. We hauled fire wood to fill our wood rack on the veranda. JP and I also organized under the lean to by the barn and stacked 2 more truck loads of fire wood underneath. We also cleaned out the chicken house and gave them a thick, fresh layer of wood shavings to scratch around in.
In our extra moments, we finished baking cookies, and have been slowly working our way through our Christmas movies. "Polar Express" is currently airing.
This evening we tried out the Christmas present from my Dad: a beautiful pizza peel and pizza cutter. I used some of the venison Italian sausage that I made with my parents a few weeks ago.
Tonight, the night before Christmas, when all through the house, we are tired and cozy with our wood fire burning, and are acting extrememly nice for the last few moments before the Big Guy comes through our french doors to fill our stockings (he can't get down our chimney...too narrow and tortuous!) Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!