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~

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Marriage, Mind, Farmer's Market update, and Just Life

Do you remember the weekend "restoration trips" Hubby and I took last year?

It's about time for another one.  I can't decide on what to do, or when to do it, but maybe Hubby will have an idea.

And I know "island" sounds so glamorous, but it's an island that is only 4.6 square miles.  The last population count was 310. It just so happens, it offers us a place to rekindle our marriage and get a break from life. It's on a lake too.  Not the ocean, but it's one of our favorite places to go now.

Hmm?  Part of the fun is letting Hubby plan the entire thing.  So far, he's doing a pretty good job of it.   


I woke up this morning with a headache, stuffy nose, and not feeling well.  The kids have been caring around a "bug" lately, and I think I managed to catch one.  Not cool.

Today is Hubby's birthday, and his only day off work.  He's been working 6 days/week and 10 hours/day (and has a one hour drive each way).  You can imagine how tired he is today.  Most likely we both will be spending the day mowing, and planting in the garden.  Sadly, we have only had time to plant peas.  Maybe the kids can make a dinner or cake for him today. 

Yesterday was a very long day.  I was asked to take prom photos of my oldest daughter and her boyfriend.  

It's that time of year for spiders again.  This week's total is 3 wolf spiders in the house.  One, which my 19 year-old caught in a glass bowl, then left it with a note "Spider! Don't touch it unless you want to take care of it."  It was huge!  One of the biggest and meanest the kids have seen in the house.  My son, the "spider" man, took it outside for us.



nancy said...

Hope you feel better. I just made my first bath of elderberry syrup, yummy, in it's own way... dose yourself up and feel better soon...

Kim said...

Just remember the key word for market is "adaptation". Have you ever made the small facial cloths to package with your soap? How about the cider vinegar candy? you could make it and even give samples out. Folks might start to remember you for your uniqueness.
You can do it hang in there!

Candy C. said...

Happy birthday to your hubby! I hope he got to rest some and had a nice day. :)
Selling at the Farmer's Market is sometimes a tough thing. You can never figure what people will be interested in from week to week. I like Kim's ideas about setting yourself apart. My first thought on the facial cloths was flannel.
I hope the bug doesn't get you down for long.

Michelle said...

I hate spiders. Tell hubby Happy Birthday. I am starting a new craft swap on my blog. Would love to have you join it. Hope you feel better.

Kristina said...

Thanks for all your tips on the market ideas. I did get one "spa" washcloth crocheted, but didn't have time for more, so I didn't put it out for sale. I do sell "facial scrubbies" that are small rounds crocheted (like a cup coaster). And Kim, the candy is a great idea too. I had not even thought of that. I'm trying to ward off this bug with extra vit. C, good teas and lots of water.