Not much has changed since my last home addition post back here. We added some insulation on the inside, but that's about it. That hole on the inside of the house where the new part connects to the old part...
is now a wall of blue foam board to try to keep the heat in. I've covered it in plastic and a huge canvas drop cloth, true redneck fashion, which is slightly better than the blue foam board. Most of the contractor work on the house is done, or they are waiting for us to complete something before they can finish. For a while I was really worked up about getting it all done, but it's cold as (snow)balls over there right now. We're getting there slowly. I was really stressed about getting the work done for a while, but I've reached the point of just "being" and enjoying our last few months in this tiny little house that's been our home for the past five years, before it's completely different.
Part of the reason I've been so MIA lately is that my position at work has changed up a little bit. Basically I've kept my current position but in addition added another position, that works in conjunction with what I was doing before. It's not too much, but it's a little overwhelming trying to train in the new stuff and keep up with the old stuff. Before I had quite a bit of free time most weeks, and now not so much. But, I am very thankful for this opportunity because it's getting me more experience in a new field. Yay for leaning new things! Since I don't have pigs at work anymore, I still get my pig fix at the hog barns with the hubs when I can.
Like for my birthday this year, I took the day off work and spent it helping him ship in new baby pigs. When they first come in off the trailers they're clean and sleepy and small enough for me to cuddle them as much as I want. #heaven
The hubs and I also took a week off and went up north to my dad's house in the middle of November for deer season. If you've been around this blog for any amount of time you know that hunting and deer season are a BIG deal in my family. Unfortunately, we didn't see as many this year as we normally do. But thankfully, we did get one each. Hubs shot a little seven point buck on the first Sunday evening, and later that week I shot a small doe. Since I had lots of free time we were able to get it all processed and in the freezer, so that along with the company-provided pigs that we took the locker the other week, our deep freeze will be stocked up again on meat again soon!
Last month I also participated in a Cozy Swap Box with Brandi from Lipstick and Tractors. I'm really behind at posting about this, life just got too busy! I was paired with Sarah from Laze L Farms, and she sent me the sweetest box! I got a super cool journal, an awesome frame that's just my style, and a cozy infinity scarf. I'm not a big scarf wearer, but I want to start, so this will definitely help! Check out her blog to see what I sent her.
When we came home from deer season we finally had our last calf of the season. These cows, I swear. I love them, but they have a mind of their own. This year we had one calve super early in July and this last one in November. Our calving season is supposed to be Sept-Oct. Whoops. Our Red Angus bull is really making me happy by dropping all of these red calves, even out of our black cows. He's back out with the cows again, so all are happy.
Can you believe that Christmas is only two weeks away!! Crazyness! I'm so behind with gift buying compared to what I normally have done. I'm hoping to get everything finished this coming weekend. Since we're in the middle of the house stuff I actually thought about not even bothering with putting up the tree, but some good friends convinced me to. I didn't break out all the Hallmark ornaments like I normally do, but I did put some up, and made a new burlap garland that I saw on Pinterest. It looks really nice and I love it, but what Pinterest doesn't tell you is that these things take forever to make!
So what about all of you? What's been going on in your lives lately? Is everyone else ready for Christmas? Tell me I'm not the only one that's behind!