Woodpile in November

The weather has been relatively mild so far this year.  Many years we’ve had snow on the ground by now, but we’ve only had one minor snowfall this season that has long since melted.  And the temperatures have been quite moderate.

The furnace has been going pretty much nonstop all month, but we’ve never really needed  a roaring fire and it often goes out overnight.  My husband will relight it before work, or I’ll do it when I get up in the morning.Read More »


My Kid Doesn’t Sleep (and other recent happenings)

Well, that was an unanticipated, almost 3-week, hiatus from my blog.  I’ve been busy and I’ve been exhausted.  I haven’t been sleeping much because my 10-month old still gets up 2 to 6 times per night.  And only 2 times constitutes a good night.  We have bedtime, second bedtime, sometimes third bedtime.  He’s usually up again around midnight, then at least once more after that… although every two hours has been the standard.  Last night it was midnight, 1 am, 1:45, 3:30, and 6:45.  That, of course, was after bedtime and second bedtime.  We almost had third bedtime but he only fussed for about a minute and fell back asleep.

Only once in recent weeks was the lack of sleep self-inflicted – I stayed up until 1:15 am on election night.  I’m not going to open that can of worms, but I watched it up until the AP called Pennsylvania.  And I found out the ultimate result around 3 am…. and I’ll bet you can guess why I was up then….Read More »