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The weekend is here! Yay!
I plan to re-arrange my kitchen and set it up in its winter configuration. That means moving the bakeware into reach and pulling the baking ingredients in the pantry to the fore. With only one small window unit to cool one room of the house, baking in the summer is brutal, so I avoid it.
Winter is very much the baking time of the year. Not only do I get tasty goodies to eat and share, I get a warmish house from it.
I spend a lot of time in the kitchen in the winter, so in addition to setting up the baking station, I set up a comfy place to sit and to set up the computer. The kitchen will be the warmest place in the house.
Since that's not a 2 day project, I will finish the winterizing and final harvests of the yard.
Since my yard grows and grows, I will robably still be mowing as late as January, and start up mowing in March.