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~

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sunday Review

Despite having to drive up to the ICU again for one of Hubby's sisters, we got more wood cut.  We are about 1/3 done for a season, so you can see how far behind we are on that job.  What can I say?  Hubby works a lot of hours and with my son gone, I don't have a wood splitting partner to speed up the job.

I'm up early to figure out tonight's dinner, and so I can get my list started.  My hands hurt badly today from stacking wood, so I'm digging out my wax treatment gadget.  

Hubby and I should not have stayed up to watch the Bengal's game.  Typically, he watches it elsewhere, while I stay home and catch up on handiwork.  Sadly, his team lost, so he was in bummed out mood this morning.

You can see the tiny pieces of cross-stitch work that will be Christmas ornaments.  Despite difficulties with my hands, I am really having fun making these.  You'll get to see them soon.

One of the kids has shared that they are learning in school about the dangers of eating "fat free" foods (processed).  I'm glad.  She'll now understand why growing the garden and raising our own meat is worth it.

I was tickled to hear from both military kids yesterday, although I miss having a long talk with Daughter.  She's been busy with Combative training. 

We'll I better finish my list and get started. The rain is slowing me down this week, as far as the garden work goes.

Last night, we got an update that Hubby's sister was awake and eating.  Yesterday morning we were all called to ICU due her not talking, not eating, and in a lot of pain (she continues to fight an infection, and is the sister on dialysis).


Kim said...

I will say a prayer for your SIL. Staying busy is the best when the kids are military. So I guess the Lord knows just what you need.((((hugs)))))

Kristina said...

Thank you Kim! Her name is Lavina. She really gave us all a scare yesterday. I hope today's update is better than last night's too.

Susan said...

I love that needlework - do you find that using your hands even if they are stiff is more helpful? I have, although there are some mornings I have second thoughts. Behind here, too, on the winter prep. Hoping it (winter) holds off until I am at least half ready.

Kristina said...

Susan, I do think it helps keep my hands. Thanks for the compliment on the stitching. I'll share that project soon.

Jen said...

I love doing cross stitch. My daughter and I just learned how to do embroidery from a woman at church.

Praying for your SIL. I pray you have a good week.