With the colder weather, I have been feeling slower, more inward, indoors, introverted. Sylvia and Ayla and I keep busy during the day doing little projects, crafty, cooking, playing, but I just haven't felt much like documenting it all. It's not very showy. I have been feeling under the weather, as they say, not sick exactly, but dragging a bit, ache-y and cranky. Enough whining, but there you have it.
We have built a wall, or a half-wall, to be more precise. My in-laws bought us a lovely wood burning stove, which we haven't needed to fire up yet with the radiant-floor solar-heating keeping us cozy. The half-wall is to keep little bodies from getting too close to the stove when it is hot. Papa and Camille cut, measured, and nailed together 2 x 4's to build the frame. Papa put up the dry-wall. I taped, mudded, sanded, and painted it. I did have a little help, as everyone wanted to try their hand at mudding. It was a lot like spreading thin clay or thick frosting over the wall to smooth the joints and nail holes.
It's a messy work-in-progress right now, but this may become my favorite corner of the house when it's snowy and blustery outside.