Well you know, except we didn't have any firewood. We do however, have generous friends who just got some delivered and who filled our arms with enough wood to get us through until we can get our own delivery. Also, we don't have fireplace tools which didn't occur to me until after we had started the first fire. Turns out grill tongs will work in a pinch. Feeling happy I held on to this vintage bucket to hold our firewood, although now I have to figure out what to do with the yarn that was hiding in it which I had forgotten about. Maybe actually knit something with it? Crazy talk.
This morning we woke up to a lovely dusting of snow, Emma is home from school today enjoying an Eday (do school by computer at home day), I've brought in some comfy pillows for the bench and am thinking a cozy settee just landed at the top of my wish list and I'm contently sitting and looking through a pile of library books, listening to the crackle of real wood (!!!), smelling the wood smoke and enjoying a little breakfast. That's as good a day as I can imagine.