Monday, November 10, 2014

Hello, Winter.

My posting has been pretty skimpy lately. Happily, I have finished the big rush project I was working on and am enjoying a week off! Normally after being worn down from work I would take some lazy time to recuperate, but our forecast called for our first winter storm today followed by a week of biting cold. With so much of my personal time spent on work, I had to use the weekend to play catch-up. Saturday was for cleaning and organizing the garage so the car would fit inside again. Sunday saw the rest of the windows covered in plastic and I brought in the half-ripe pumpkins (the chickens will enjoy them this winter).

Sadly, the weatherman wasn't far off and today has seen cold, freezing rain, snow, and north winds. Not a lot of snow for us, but enough to make chores decidedly unpleasant. The perfect weather for a toasty fire and a long nap.

I stumbled across a video today showing women who escape the modern world by living retro. Interestingly, they all admitted it was escapism. The two that were 30's fans seemed a little more balanced by being able to work and function in modern society. I even understand their interest because to me it's an intriguing time in history. Those who chose the 50's seemed a bit more on the nutty side, only venturing out once a week for groceries and spending the rest of their time being 'perfect' housewives. I realize this is a touch ironic coming from me, considering I would happily spend weeks at home; but I'm sure there is a difference. :)

4 comments:

Tanya Walton said...

I too would happily spend all my time at home...but to be productive and loving and nurturing...not to be a nutty showpiece!!!

mrsnesbitt said...

I love spending time at home - can't wait for the spare room to be carpeted today - I am looking forward to sewing and crafty moments - it will become my nest/spare bedroom! lol!

Mama Pea said...

Can you share the link to the video of the women living retro? Sounds interesting . . .

tpals said...

Definitely interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOC_vsKy9O4