It actually snowed last night. Only the faintest dusting, but snow even so. I've spent the day shivering under blankets on the couch. It seems that even though the two-year-old furncace was serviced and certified in May before we bought the house, we can't actually figure out how to operate it. The company that certified it is coming over to take a look, hopefully any minute.
Yesterday, my mom and I spent most of the day trying to puzzle out a pattern for Elisabeth's costume. We made some headway but I think I'm still a long way off from figuring it out. Last year's pirate costumes were fun and easy to make but I'll admit I was a little disappointed that they didn't get the number of compliments from complete strangers that I've been accustomed to. (Yeah, that's kind of embarrassing but I'm admitting it anyway. Halloween costumes are my thing, you know?) Anyway, I don't think that's going to be a problem this year, as we are going for some slightly more intricate costumes. Ahem.
My Winterwoods sampler is coming along so beautifully. It seems like completing five things (letters and/or motifs) a week is about the right number for me right now. I like being a tad ahead in case a week comes when I'm too overwhelmed to get much done on it, but I also don't want to finish it too quickly (and I really could've finished it by now, I think). If you're still thinking about joining us, please do! It's not hard and each letter is pretty fast to complete. Even the bigger motifs don't take too long (compared to other crafts).
Well, the furnace guy came and went while I was making this post. Our furnace is working now. We are now off to a benefit dinner for the campus ministry at our church. (Our church serves the student population of a large university.) Tomorrow morning, we are looking forward to a freezing cold soccer game. What are your weekend plans?