I have a tendency to postpone projects in December until after Christmas. I don't know why, for I have not one legitimate excuse. My place is too small for family gatherings, so there is nothing extra for me to do for Christmas except make a few goodies to take to our family day. I stopped putting up a Christmas tree when I had cats, for they would begin to undecorate it just as soon as I hung the last bit of tinsel. The final straw was cutting my foot on the remains of a glass ornament the cats had been using for a rousing soccer game. And yet, even without any extra holiday preparations, I still put things off until December 26. Makes no sense.
I am busy cleaning out a fairly large TV stand that sits in my living room. It has deep shelves on the bottom and smaller shelves on the sides. It serves no purpose for me since I gave away my TV, and when I asked Oldest Son if he could make use of it, he said it would work well in his apartment to hold a microwave on the top and maybe pots, pans and kitchen stuff on the shelves. The only bad thing about our apartments is the lack of kitchen storage pace. I'm glad he can use it.
Once the TV stand is gone I can move my desk and set up my sewing machine. The desk is an old one I bought at a garage sale many years ago. It opens up with leaves like a dining room table, and with the TV stand gone, I will have room to add maybe three leaves and have a nice sewing area. I have fabric for several quilt tops that I want to cut out and sew together over the winter. I have been using my kitchen table for a sewing table, but it is irritating to get part way through sewing a project and then have to move it all in order to use the table for meals and other things. It will be nice to have a permanent place to sew.
I have been glancing out my windows from time to time today, looking to see if the predicted snow has started to fall. The weather guessers are telling us we could get nearly a foot of the white stuff. We have had plenty of moisture here, but mostly in the form of rain and sleet. Today the temperature sits at 23 degrees, so I am hoping for the sake of those who have to be out and about that we get the snow and not ice. The radar shows we are on the edge of the storm with states to the east and south of us getting the brunt of it.
Seems like a good day for comfort food. I thawed out a bag of leftover turkey and set it to simmering in homemade turkey broth along with some seasonings. Later I'll make dumplings in the broth and open a jar of green beans to go with it. Chicken or turkey and dumplings is one of my favorite comfort foods. My Dad used to make the best chicken and dumplings. More than once I showed up at his house, chicken in hand, and begged him to fix that dish for me. Sharing that meal with my Dad is one of my best memories.
I am all done rambling now. I have some apples that need to be used, so I think an apple crisp would taste good for dessert. I'm having a nice day. Hope you are, too.
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