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~

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Good Literature

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!  I'm not laughing at John Steinbeck, but at the oh, so appropriate title to describe this winter here.

I made a trip to the library yesterday, and stocked up on some good literature to read.  I decided to delve into some great authors, and hope to improve my writing.  Not to mention I may have lots of time if we do get snowed in this weekend.


I had to hand split whatever wood we had last night.  It was getting dark and the temperatures were about 10°F or so. I split wood until we couldn't find anymore suitable for splitting. Hubby was that sick, and could not help.  Not to mention we did not have the wood splitter (someone else was borrowing it).  Son was at work, so it was us girls.  We now have enough for today and possibly tonight.  Let's just say I slept really good last night.

Today I am grateful for:
~getting to sleep in (oh so nice!)
~hot coffee already brewed when I did get up
~the sun shining
~for leftovers tonight
~being able to hear out of my right ear
~for essential oils
~a working washing machine
~for freelance writing opportunities
~for raw honey
~hot herbal teas



6 comments:

Candy C. said...

I'm glad your ear cleared up! One of the blogs I follow, the girl lives in Chicago, and she is REALLY discontented with this winter! LOL!!

Mama Pea said...

I do love your "gratitude" list. When we stop to really think, we all can come up with many, many things for which to be thankful. Our glorious sunshine this morning is one for me. (Even though the temp is -18°.)

When we first moved up here, I spent many winter mornings outside cutting enough wood for that day. I even had a small chainsaw that was easy for me to handle.

Ugh, so sorry to hear your hubby has really been laid low. That's the pits. It's remarkable how difficult and ugly-bugly life seems when you're sick.

As for Napoleon Hill . . . a big, fat RASSSTHPPBERRIES!!

Have a good one, dear Kristina, and always keep your wonderfully up-beat outlook.

Carolyn said...

Ha!! I was just going to write up a post on how much I LOVE my tea! Remembering to be grateful is something I need to, well, REMEMBER to do, so thanks for the reminder.

Willow said...

I had to laugh right out loud as right this week it HAS been the Winter of my discontent . At least I am not alone :)

Kim said...

Thanks for the laugh!

Sorry your hubs is under the weather again. Hope he heals soon.

RB said...

Sincere prayers for complete healing in your family, especially your hubby. It's never fun being sick, but being sick in the wintertime is surely the pits.

God bless.

RB
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