Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Another Project Done, Baking, Quiet Time

 It has been very quiet around the old homestead. Part of the reason could be that I have been very busy doing things to keep me out of trouble.

I finished Harvey's sweater today (picture to follow when the lighting is better), baked bread, two pumpkin pies, and seriously considered baking cookies as well (but didn't, will do so tomorrow morning) and pulled yarn and a pattern to work on a sweater for myself. 

I can't make the carboy cozies (to keep the wine in them in the dark) until Friday when Harvey bottles one batch, so decided that this afternoon I would work on my cross stitch. I had set it aside awhile ago and now realize why, my those stitches are small. However I will work on it until I need to start on the cozies and until the end of the week during the afternoons.

Keeping as busy as possible is helping me not to think about how close Covid-19 could be to us. The top leader of the bible study I help with just under went a test. She and her husband should find out in a few days whether or not they have it. I always wore my mask around her (and she had one on as well), but considering the infectiousness of this virus one never knows. I will be attending the next study tomorrow, but if her test comes back positive I will not be attending any others. I do not need to bring this home to Harvey with his heart condition, and I need to stay healthy in order to have the surgery I have been waiting on. 

Since we have now gone from 0 cases to 11 cases in my small area of Saskatchewan (perhaps adding 2 more if the worst case scenario arises) I will be hurrying forward with my stock up efforts. 

Kurt and Kris should be home at some point on Friday night. I have a feeling that will be the last time we see Kurt for awhile as cases are once again on the rise. My province not so much, but Kurt's province is getting a bigger uptick in cases each day. Christmas will not be the same at all if he can not make it home. We have such few times that he can make the 9 hour drive. I am very thankful that he has managed to get back every year for Thanksgiving so far. Pretty sure there may come a time when he can't. So I will count us blessed to see him for two days.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. Hi Jackie, you do stay busy and get a lot accomplished! It seems like I never get as much done as I would like to. Are Kurt and Kris your two sons? I also have two grown sons and even though they don't live too far away we have not been able to see them much since the pandemic started. It gets difficult doesn't it? I hope you enjoy your time with your sons when they are home this weekend!

  2. Sorry to read the number are rising near you. Hopefully your friends will be negative, they will be in my prayers. Enjoy the time with family.

  3. It's the people from "outside" that you welcome under your roof that you are in greatest risk from. I would not have anyone inside your home except those who live there. I know... it's so hard. *hugs* ~Andrea xoxo

  4. Happy Thanksgiving - numbers are rising everywhere now unfortunately, even here on the island. Hugs

  5. You've been busy! I hope that your friend's test comes back negative. It's so very frightening.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving and your time with your sons!

  6. At the moment my area of the UK is the least affected but it can change so quickly. In avoiding people as much as possible and shopping at quiet times.

  7. Praying that your friends test is negative.
    Ontario's numbers are crazy but mostly the Toronto area putting them up. :(
    Here in our county, a handful of cases and they aren't going up or down.
    You are a busy gal! Anxious to see the sweaters. :)

  8. I have been craving pumpkin pie like crazy, might have to make a few.