As far as the woodstove goes, I have to admit that I'm more than a little terrified of fire. My parents owned an old farmhouse when my brothers and I were small, and it burned to the ground. It was an electrical fire and no one was hurt (we had gone to get ice cream), but watching the house burn and feeling the heat from the fire remains one of my most vivid memories from childhood. Everyone who comes to our house seems to love the woodstove though. It is pretty and does up the cozy factor, particularly on a snowy day.
Velma the cat clearly doesn't share my fire phobia. Here she is snuggled up on the living room floor. Do you have a fireplace or woodstove? Do you love it or hate it?