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January 20, 2022

Cozy Comfy.

Having battled yet another virus over the
last week, I find myself seeking more and
more comfort as I heal. I was looking on
the internet for ideas on dollhouse decor
and look what I found? It is the sweetest,
cozy comfy yet tiny bedroom. I am in love!

~ Chy

January 15, 2022

Works of Art.

These are the most incredible little hedgehogs I've
ever come across ~ works of art. I can't imagine the
planning, drafting, time and energy that went in to
creating these. So in love with their sweet little faces!

~ Chy

Diamond Shaped.

I was lucky enough as a kid to travel
to the U.K. when I was 16. And fell
in love with sweet little cottages out
in the country. Built often hundreds
of years ago, the windows were what
often caught my eye, especially if the 
muntin bars were diamond shaped. I
loved this look and when my parents
built a house that same year, they did
have diamond muntin bars. So sweet!

~ Chy

January 14, 2022

End of the Freeze.

Our deep freeze has ended, for now. And
the wildlife has emerged from the forest.
Our tree is still up, the icicles are hanging
and we're loving the sun and the warmth.

~ Chy

January 8, 2022

Second Christmas.

This little guy was away for Christmas, so we got to have a second one this year! It was fun to do it all over again, though it was a smaller version. This little guy was pretty excited to get more books in a series that he loves and we were happy to continue to fuel his love of reading. A "family genetic trait" we like to claim. When it's quiet in the cottage, we know he's reading! Not a bad thing to consider at all.

Cold again today but at least the sun is out and that always helps, in my opinion. We were able to sleep in a bit as I did a ton of work yesterday, which is typically my day off. I decided to not do a workout but shower and get to work and do my treadmill and weights later today. I based this on some research on what is better for your body ~ morning, afternoon or evening. Hit and miss depending on which research you rely on but I'm going to switch to later in the afternoon for awhile and see how I do. I'm pretty groggy today ~ not sure if the sleeping in, the no workout or the supplements I'm now on to combat some of the things we found on bloodwork is the culprit. I had good energy yesterday but not today. I may try a little nap in a while. 

                 Wishing you a beautiful, productive
                         and family filled weekend! 

                                     ~ Chy

January 7, 2022

Tiny Dream Home.

My dh and I have a radio show every Friday afternoon and today we were talking about retirement. Here in Canada, you can retire at any age but our Country does provide pension funds and old age security funds if you'd worked enough years and contributed over time to the fund. We are also encouraged from a young age to set up a RRSP fund (Registered Retirement Savings Fund). The government provides tax incentives for contributing to your fund each year. We started ours when we were 18 and should have a healthy amount in it by the time we retire. One of our plans is to sell the acreage, our little cottage in the big woods, when we're retired and it becomes too much work at that time. We would then either build closer to town and smaller, or buy a new, small house, or buy a condo, or my favorite, a condo here and then build a tiny home like the one above out on our tiny island, overlooking the ocean as our final resting place. We also want to venture into living short term in a couple of locations around the World, like the U.K. or a tropical spot for a few months at a time. More than just a vacation but not a permanent experience. Lots to consider and we'll have to see how it all unfolds as we go. But isn't this the sweetest tiny house! Love the stone fireplace the long windows on either side. I'll try to see if there is a house plan that fits this model. 

Today, you guessed it, more snow! So tired of the white stuff. But I'd take it over earthquakes, torrential rain, giant spiders or powerful wind storms. At last snow is not deadly here. More of an inconvenience. We're pretty hardy here!

A busy day working at home in our little cottage.
A quiet night chilling at home in our little cottage.

~ Chy

January 6, 2022

Midweek Musings.

All is well today! We have hot water, thanks to our local plumber and we're starting to get some answers as to why I've been feeling so run down. Supplements to boost up my system, a gluco~meter to ensure my levels stay inline, and more testing over the next few weeks to ensure we've finally ruled out anything and everything. I'm looking forward to testing being done. And for the worry to go away.

I have a version of the dollhouse above. Bought second hand and it's sturdy but needs cosmetic work. The outside is painted a very dark pink, with green windows. I'd like to go for a more muted tone like above. Soft pink, with brown, a warm cream and a pale, sage green. I have a few more things to finish on my gd's dollhouse and then I can start this one. I love the cedar roof and the wallpaper in most of the rooms but will take some down from a few of the other rooms. Always fun to see how others would decorate a dollhouse. I love the reno part, even if it's very, very tedious. 

Work has been busy and many of us are back at home for the next little while. I'm going to go in next week as I've  been home since the 22nd and really need to tackle a few projects and meetings on site. At home works so well, but somethings have to be done in person I'll go in the mornings and my colleague will come in the afternoon so we limit risk. I have loved that the weather has been bitterly cold, and being home in the warm and cozy cottage has helped to get thru this cold snap. A few more days and then next week looks amazing. Fingers crossed the forecast doesn't change.

Tomorrow is our day off but I have a new program starting on Monday and will need to finish up the curriculum for review. Then I can relax on the weekend. We hope with the warm weather to get some of our snow moved down in to the forest so we don't have to worry about where to put any new snow that falls over the Winter. Despite all our space, we're running out of room there's just so much!

I'm off to work on my  new program
And then an early bed tonight. G'nite!

~ Chy

January 4, 2022

That Was a Day ....

Not a lot of words for today, other
than to share how glad I am that it
is now day's end and we survived!
Woke up to no hot water, a call in to
our plumber for early tomorrow, then
a small flood while we tried to figure
it all out. And some "interesting" new
clients via phone, and lots of program
planning in between. Tomorrow will
be better, right? How was your day?

~ Chy