One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Off my feet ~ It's going to be a long 6-8 weeks ahead


I did a dumb thing.  I went and hurt myself, stretching a tendon on my foot, the wrong way.  The doctor is telling me it takes 6-8 weeks to heal it.  I am told to give my foot a rest and no working out except swimming (not happening anyway) and the exercise bike at the gym.

I’m already struggling with kids and providing help, but my son has surprised me.  He mailed a package for me this morning, and stopped at the library.  He brought back a stack of books and it’s been very welcoming.

Here is a list of what I have to read:

“The Have-More” Plan by Ed and Carolyn Robison (1973)
The Good Life, Helen and Scott Nearing’s Sixty Years of Self-Sufficient Living
Basic Techniques of Photography, The Ansel Adams Guide Book 1
Where Women Create, by Jo Packham
A Dozen 12-Hour Doiles by Judy Teague-Treece
The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading by Nicole Faires
A is for Apron, by Nathalie Mornu
The Big Book of Dishcloths, Pot Holders and Scrubbies, Annies Attic
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud (bedtime story for youngest)
And
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published, by Arielle Eckstut and David  Henry Sterry

There you have it.  Most of my interests in my trip to the library, and more.  Most of these books I had pre-ordered, but I had no idea they were ready to pick up. 

Thankfully, my son is helping with the kid goat, hanging my laundry out on the clothesline (it has finally stopped raining), bringing in wood, doing dishes and more.  I just hope they can all pitch in.

I have to say, I’ve already started reading The Good Life, and I am very much enjoying it.  There is so much to learn from books.

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