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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~

Monday, November 28, 2011

Teabag Tidbits ~ Thankgsgiving Vacation is Over

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."


Thanksgiving vacation is over.  The kids are heading back to school this morning.  Yesterday, I got up to make sure my oldest daughter was out the door in time for her 7:00am shift at work.
 
When I met up with her in the living room, I was told "Mom!  Quit being a Mom and making sure I'm up!"
 
However, today I stayed snuggled in bed with one of the dogs, keeping warm.  I didn't hear any commotion out in the kitchen and thought it was odd.
 
My husband had been up and out the door at 4:00am for deer hunting (maybe next year it will be the both of us), and I had fallen back asleep.
 
It was nearing 7:00am, and all the lights were still out.  I remembered yesterday's "Mom!" moment, so I decided to take my time and brew a pot of coffee.  It's a bit chilly in the house, as we did not use the wood burner during the night.
 
Even after starting the coffee pot, not one of the kids stirred.  Finally, I pulled a light string and mentioned the bus would be here in a half hour.  All the sudden, three girls were scrambling to get dressed.
 
I guess they still need Mom as a back up alarm clock after all.

5 comments:

Nancy Jo said...

Kristina,
Trust me, they always need their Mom, they just don't know it sometimes. My Kids are all grown and the girls call me everyday. Yep, once a Mom always a Mom, that should be a sampler.
Would like to see the inside of that cabin on your header, wonder who lived there?
NancyJo

Candy C. said...

That is funny! :)

nancypo said...

Ah, gotta love kids. When ours turned about 8 we got them all alarm clocks and they learned to stagger themselves in the bathroom :) Worked great!

nancypo said...

Ah, gotta love kids. When ours turned about 8 we got them all alarm clocks and they learned to stagger themselves in the bathroom :) Worked great!

nancypo said...

Ah, gotta love kids. When ours turned about 8 we got them all alarm clocks and they learned to stagger themselves in the bathroom :) Worked great!