Lately blog writing has been my quiet corner, mainly because my life is often an oxymoron: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. This time of year life is very mundane getting ready for winter and so forth. On the other hand it is very exciting preparing for up coming holidays. I use the same holiday decorations every year but I use them in different way. Every year I cut firewood but no two years are the same as far as problems that occur in getting that job done. Life is a series of oxymorons.

We made these decorations years ago but every year I put them out. Latah especially gets a kick out of the witch’s wart with hairs on it.

Also, years ago Taylor found an acorn that looks like a tiny face. It is always on display but it wears different hats or decorations to fit the season. Silly, but again, the kids get a kick out of it.

I decorated with lights for the first time this year.

I have cleaned the air filter on my saw as best I can until I can replace it. None is available locally.

Wood cutting is a slow process for me as there are no roads into my woods, each piece cut needs to be carried home by hand. I have come upon maple wood which is great for maintaining a fire. It is hard to cut but worth it. I still have wood left over from last year as well.


Taylor came home with a huge beef steak the other day. I was able to grill it to perfection thanks to a meat thermometer Jason had gifted to me. A win win situation. Thanks guys.

The garden still looks good but has less color

Poor Latah was stung on the arm by a wasp when visiting a friend. She had a bad reaction. Her arm was puffed up for days. She is better now.

Teach lays herself across my arms when I am texting or on the computer for too long: Stinker
This morning I mounted a fire extinguisher in the basement

So goes my life these day: Mundane but exciting. I love Autumn