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, March 16, 2015

Wonderful Weekend

The weekend was very peaceful, the sun appeared, and the temperature was wonderfully warmer.

Hubby needed a long nap when he arrived home Saturday, so I took that time to work on my hand towel.  We put off noisy house cleaning (banging dishes, vacuuming, etc.) until  next week.  We just wanted a slower weekend for once.

Sunday morning the snow was just about gone, so I did some less tedious work.  I pulled on my muck boots and picked up all the trash that got blown into the front of our property.

I also swept off the front porch, in anticipation for porch enjoyment, sunrises, sunsets, after school tea time, after dinner chat time, meals outdoors, reading time, and so much more.  Hubby and I took our "camping" chairs to the porch and enjoyed ourselves.

Hubby evidently missed my home cooked food.  His mouth went a mile-a-minute at telling me what he'd like for meals this next week.  He wants Chicken Teriyaki with homemade sauce, Flour-less Brownies and Whiskey Butterscotch Sauce, and he wants to grill out.  He wants meatloaf and the works, and everything else. 

Today, and the week however, will be busy with work.  And guess what?  Hubby is looking at root cellar plans!  


JES said...

Sounds like a wonderful and peaceful weekend :) Thank you for sharing your sweet photos with us.

Mama Pea said...

I know you must be so, so happy to have your hubby home again, and I can just feel his joy at being home through your words. When a guy has a good cook at home, being away from it for a while is truly hard on his taste buds! Have a wonderful week.

Kim said...

My fingers are crossed for the root cellar. Maybe being away has made him rethink how important it is to be prepared. Glad you had a nice weekend,

Kristina said...

JES, it was a very wonderful weekend. Glad you liked the photos too.

Kristina said...

Mama Pea,it's been so nice to have Hubby around again, and he is fired up to do some work around here. He said being away made him realize what is appreciates so much.

Kristina said...

Kim, he's even looking around the property to locate the best place for it. We can stock up so much more, and have a storm shelter too.

Susan said...

There IS no place like home, is there? So glad you had a wonderful weekend - and glad for you all that your husband is back home.

Kristina said...

Thanks Susan!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Your weekend sounds like a perfect way to relax after time away and to enjoy down time. Pretty crochet, loving the colors! And, do I notice pink eyeglasses? Very nice! :)

Kristina said...

GratefulPrayer, thank you, yes those are pink reading eye glasses.

Mary said...

Oooh I'm so happy for you all, reading this made me smile & truth be told a tear to my eye. I look forward to reading more in the months to come, including about the root cellar.

My grandparents old farm in Vermont had a root cellar, but I really didn't know much about it.. so I googled and found this Farmer's Almanac article on the subject. There's alot more to it than what I'd originally assumed.

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

It's nice that you had such a wonderful restful weekend.
Just getting the porch swept and tidied up to have a place to sit together-- sounds so wonderful.
All my porches need attention.
Funny, when I read here-- you remind me of ALL THE OTHER STUFF...that needs doing. Here I thought I was being productive!
Have a nice week with your family.

Kristina said...

Mary, so glad you enjoyed my post and blog. I know some days are not all good, but we really did have a wonderful weekend.

Kristina said...

Patricia, we have a long list of to-do's, so I try to put the most important on top, but some days I just need to get outside.