Once again, I’ve been away from posting for a few days.

Things are coming along nicely here as we make our winter home comfortable and liveable.

The past few days have been cool and wet. My morning walks have suffered, but, despite the weather, I’ve managed to still get in a respectable amount of steps throughout each day.

We have a new “smart stove”, and I’m afraid it’s a bit smarter than I am. Being the techy geek I am, I’m determined to master the beast.

Today, I baked chocolate chip cookies. I wasn’t thrilled with the results, but I donated a dozen to hub’s poker gang and they must have been ok because not even a crumb came back home.

I have a big learning curve for the “smarter than me” oven … it’s a challenge I’m prepared to take.

“Baking is like washing–the results are equally temporary.”

Patricia Briggs,