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~

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cleaned, Organized, and a Happy Mom

I never knew it would be an all day job.  Especially for one bookshelf (top only). This is a boring post today.  Just warning you.

Sigh.  But what a happy sigh it is.


I cleaned out a small basket, that had a bunch of odds and ends tossed in it.  I found my desk keys, and an envelope with family history items from my Aunt.  I thought I had them all organized into one safe are, but I had forgotten about it. 

I found "noters" from Youngest, from when she used to write me notes off and on.  I actually have a scrapbook for them, because they were so interesting, funny, and worth saving. 

I found two sets of prayer cards too.  I think I will look through my wooden embroidery hoops and make a pocket organizer for a "prayer for the day."  Or week.

I cleaned down the wood work, dusted, tossed out, put stuff in it's place, and unburied a basket full of saved recipes (from magazines).  I have some recipes on cards and in plastic covers too.  I'll most likely toss everything (expect the plastic card covers).  Gulp.  

A few tiny spiders made there way up into the sweeper, and the webs wiped down. 

I saved the basket of recipes to tackle today.  Then it's onto another bookshelf (that one is definitely not as interesting, nor full of surprises).   But that's not the end of it either.  I am deep cleaning two more areas.

I however, am having allergy issues with the dust.  It's not my favorite cleaning job, but it must get done (and often).


Four of us made it to the gym last night.  I myself, prefer to go at 5:00am, and that gears me up for the day.  Hopefully, I can convince Hubby to do that.


School had another two hour delay, so roads could be cleaned off.  I think we are due to get more snow later today too, but not much.  I am hoping it warms up, so my hens start laying again.  Yesterday we got one egg.

9 comments:

Kim said...

Somethings just gotta be done!

Mama Pea said...

Just one question: Do you hire out? As a cleaning lady? In Minnesota?

Kristina said...

Kim, you are right. It was just the right time and it needed done.

Kristina said...

Mama Pea, thanks for the chuckle. I had to stop early today. Too much dust in places I didn't even think it would be, ha ha!

Diane~Our journey to a simple life said...

I like boring post. Sometimes, I think they're actually the best ones. Reading someone else's post about spider webs and dust, makes a girl feel normal. So, Thank you!
Stay warm.

Kristina said...

Diane, Thanks. I do like to keep things real (the good, the bad and the ugly) when I write. I do have funnies to share once in a while too.

Nancy po said...

Good for you cleaning and purging! You might wear a dust mask when you do that? Would cut down on what you inhale...

Kristina said...

Nancy, good idea. I have an air purifier too, but I need new filters. When I get my car back from Hubby, I'll have to get some.

Sam I Am...... said...

I love coming to your blog as you seem to be one of the few who talk about actual day-to-day responsibilities. I would love to just crochet or knit or sew all day but that does not a home make. My house is not perfect but at least I try to take care of things that need to be done as soon as I can. I love that you talk about regular things like laundry and cooking and organizing. I don't feel so alone. LOL!