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~

Friday, March 15, 2013

What are you . . .

(my snack while cleaning yesterday...a girl has to have her chocolate)

I'm not one to "blog hop" or the like, but I found the most recent post on Henningsen Happenings a fun one. 

Here's mine:

What are you. . .

Listening to:  the rabbit shake his watering unit, and my oldest daughter's cell phone vibrate (she should know that her alarm won't wake her up that way) Not exciting information I know.

Eating: Nothing at the moment, but just ate two farm fresh eggs over easy for breakfast.

WatchingHubby and I are in the 6th episode of 8, of McLeod's Daughters.

Reading: Naked, Drunk,and Writing (see?  It really is a book)

Making:  Another dishcloth and more rag rugs.

Planning: What chickens to buy soon, what cool weather vegetables to plant, and what cheeses to make this year.  What to build to house our meat chickens.  New item ideas for Farmer's Market and what dates to attend.

Doing:  Right now I am blogging while I wait for the washing machine to finish.

Feeling: Tired. Overwhelmed with today's mundane chores.

Loving: The sunshine this week

WantingA completely clean house all in one day.  A sun room for hubby and myself. To get back to the gym.   To screen in a side porch.  To rip out all carpet and put in wood flooring.  Another weekend getaway with hubby.  My extra weight to miraculously fall off  ( asked what I "wanted").  To buy a camper.  To build or create a "writing" room of my own. list is endless.

Thinking: Wondering what my 13 year-old is doing in D.C. right now.  Thinking that I should already be on the treadmill, and not sitting my bum in this chair. 

And looking forward to:  A much needed, relaxing trip to the island, camping, sipping iced tea on my front porch, and opening the windows.

A Year of Quotes:
"Well done is better than well said."
  ~ Benjamin Franklin 


Nancy Jo said...

Hi Kris,
You are always so busy. Yes strange title for a book. I would love to be outside but its really cold here right now.
What is under your carpets if you took out the carpets, maybe you can refinish whats there.
Nancy Jo

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Loved this!
I love your 'wanting' list... sometimes these little parties are nice!

glad you joined and glad I was able to read it. Makes feel like I know you little bit better.
If we lived close...I' sit on the porch and drink iced tea with you. :)


Teri said...

Glad you liked the questions and answers!! I borrowed it from Trish at

Tami said...

Oh yes, the "wanting" list is always long. :) And I love your "looking forward to" list - similar to my own. Don't know where you are, but unfortunately my beach will be next to a lake or farm pond instead of the ocean, but it'll do for now.

I played this same question and answer game on my blog - it's a lot of fun. I may have to make it a regular thing.

Thanks for sharing.