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~

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Days to Myself, Projects, and Sickness


I have had the wonderful pleasure of more days to myself.  In a way it's saving me gas too.  I tend to get so involved with my projects and work, that I leave little time for running errands. 

We've had some very relaxing, and cool nights here, but a camping trip with Hubby and I may not be the picture. Sigh....he's being asked to work over a lot lately.  It's good for the pocket book, but bad for our dedicated time to each other. The other night, I was in town (finally) buying jeans for 2 girls, when he called and said he'd love to have a date night with me.  Shortly after, he called again.  Work called him back. Double sigh.....





I've been crocheting these bracelets for gifting.  They are pretty easy to make and I have gotten rave reviews from all the girls (I showed them a different pattern and got tongues sticking out and squinted eyes).  I do need to purchase some buttons and sew them on to finish them.  



I've been attempting to crochet more rooster Christmas tree ornaments too. 

The kids have brought home the creeping crud.  I knew it was bound to happen, and I had an arsenal of Lysol.  However, despite our efforts we are all (except the guys) sick.  There has been a lot of hacking, coughing, nose blowing, whining, and napping. Oh, I hope this passes quickly.  I guess a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup is in order.

10 comments:

Willow said...

Those bracelets are great !
Hope you all are feeling better soon .

Liz said...

Cool bracelets! To early in the season for the creepy cruds, go away is right!! Hope you and the hubby get a date night soon!

Mama Pea said...

Ah, yes, school starts and all those new germies are introduced to all the kids' systems. Bring on that homemade chicken soup. And try to get everybody (including you!) to get extra sleep so your bodies can fight the onslaught.

That bracelet you pictured is beautiful! Especially attractive on that tanned arm. Yours?

Kristina said...

Yes, that is my very own arm. Typically, I'd be more tan from outside yard work, but I am (like you suggested) trying to rest this weekend. My kids are in a school, where they house Pre-K all the way to 12th, in one building. It's germ city there. Thanks everyone, for your comments on the bracelet. I have to say I'm enjoying making them and have started to make different colors. I hope I can just get enough buttons for them. I have two buttons to secure them.

Mama Pea said...

When you have time to get organized with the bracelets, would it be possible for anyone (me!) out here in Blogdom to make a purchase?

Kristina said...

Sure thing. I haven't come up with a price just yet, but will let you know when I get some done. Can you e-mail me with the width of your wrist? They do stretch a teensy after being worn. Just take a piece of yarn and wrap it around your wrist, then measure it for me.

Mama Pea said...

For some reason, I can't get your e-mail button on your profile page to work. It's probably me (I'm nearly computer incompetent) so I'll use this space to tell you my wrist measures 6-1/2". Thanks!

Beansieleigh said...

Cute bracelet, but I'm sorry to hear the family's not feeling well.. We're o.k. around here; but I just cooked a whole chicken in my slow cooker yesterday, and now plan on making some homemade chicken soup here too! (I love how many meals ONE chicken can make!).. Hope everyone's feeling better soon! ~tina

Candy C. said...

What a cute, cute bracelet! They should sell really well! :)
Sorry that the kids brought home the crud. Some chicken soup sounds like just the ticket to get everyone feeling a little better! Sorry about your hubby's long hours too. :(

Nancy Jo said...

Kris,
I see you have been as busy a ever. I think you have way to much energy, I need some it.
Nancy Jo