Yes, it’s chilly winter weather. We haven’t received any snow yet but only because it’s been sunny. A few days ago, I woke to -6ºC weather and brrrrr!!! …. it certainly wakes you up in the morning!
After a busy October and November, I’ve been up to very little lately which is quite unusual for me. I was able to get our Christmas tree early but was appalled when I arrived at the tree farm and all the pre-cut trees were gone. So with a saw and much trepidation, I had to trek out onto the fields and saw one down myself. It was SO difficult to cut that I thought it was going to take me two days to get it down. In the end, I broke about a third of the trunk to fell it. And the irony? When I arrived back at the front kiosk hauling the tree along, I learned that the tree that I chose, a noble fir, is the hardest tree to saw because of its thick trunk. Figures ….
Otherwise I’ve been trying to get back to this book blog and fit much more reading in. If you’re reading this post, of course you know that I moved to a self-hosted blog last month and it’s been a very nice change. No more pornography websites showing up in my stats. No more wondering how Google doesn’t recognize me anymore even though I’ve flushed my cache and am signed into my account. And I have more flexibility, especially if I can learn some coding and figure out how everything works. I’m already more website literate from building my food blog, and it’s now very apparent how much I’ve learned. However, if anyone can tell me how to put a blogroll on my sidebar, I’d be eternally grateful! 🙂
And books? Right now I’m going through my Literary Christmas 2018 challenge. I’ve finished A Christmas Carol and I’ve started Christmas on Cold Comfort Farm, with plans to begin some small Christmas books this weekend. I’m also making my way through The Age of Innocence, Bleak House, The Mysteries of Udolpho and am trying to fit in a few more reads for my Deal Me In Challenge. As for 2019, after reducing challenges for the last two years, I’ve decided to ramp them up for 2019. Even when I wasn’t finishing challenges, if I was participating in them, at least I’d read. These last few years (especially this year) have been dismal for reading and focus. So hopefully more challenges in 2019 will equal more books read!
So Merry Christmas everyone and may the new year bring you peace, happiness and much reading!