Basking in normalcy over here…..
This is for those who leave comments of “Don’t you ever stop?” “Do you ever sleep?” “Can’t you give it a REST!?”
Yes. Yes I do! And very well thank you!
Maybe they were feeling like my go go go pace was making them look bad ----but there are times like this 10 days home where it is just nice to be NORMAL.
And I love getting to just play MOM.
Jason and his buddies Alex and Dominic arrived last night, instantly filling the cabin with young ((although still very grown up!)) voices and filling us in on what is going on in their lives. It’s exciting to be in your late 20s and early 30s. And I really like Jason’s friends. He has chosen well!
We chatted while burgers went on the grill – you know men arrive hungry.
We left them down in the family room watching tv when it was bedtime ----
I awoke to the aroma of coffee and man-chatter as they dressed and packed the van for their trip up to Beech Mountain, which has better and longer snowboarding runs than Sugar –and it’s a bit more affordable – these are hard working guys on a budget.
I crawled out of bed, and took my place in the kitchen!
Sadie patiently waits for any “fall out” from breakfast!
Yes, I admit it..I’m a sneaky photographer, most of the time they don’t even know I’m at it….I love candids!
Eggs on the griddle, smell of bacon in the air! Gotta feed these guys some decent protein, they are going to need it today!
They will be back for dinner tonight, and then head back down to Columbia, SC after dinner as all have to work tomorrow. They are out the door and gone…..that’s one job done for the day.
Next up on the agenda is waiting for the gas company to come hook up the gas fireplace insert. I’ve had emails asking where we found ours, and it is from Northern Tool, click HERE for more info.
This is the model we chose, and it fits right into the fireplace opening.
It has a blower fan on it to distribute the heat, and I love how rustic it looks in there, like it was meant to be there.
We are replacing the wood stove down in the basement with the same gas one shown here as well….the mess, the uncontrollable heat due to no thermostat, having to buy wood, or buy pellets….just not user friendly when we are only here part time. The cabin is already hooked to gas, so it’s a no brainer to switch to these, and yes, they do have temperature control!
I’ll be busy staying out of the workers way as they take care of business.
It will be a good time to be back at the kitchen breakfast bar trimming away on bonus triangles…