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, November 16, 2015

Mini Retreat ~ Back to Reality World

Hubby surprised me and whisked me away over the weekend.  Even though he was feeling under the weather prior to the weekend, he took us away for that much needed (balance) time we need alone by ourselves.

I gave up my computer over the weekend, and wrote with pen and paper.  Which was a challenge, considering I wrote in the care with Hubby driving.  I hope I can read my hand writing today.  It will be a  challenge in itself to get caught back up.

Upon returning, we plunged directly into reality world.  No time to sip wine on the porch, or lounge around and read books either.  We dove right back in whether we wanted to or not.


Hubby had to replace a wheel bearing in his truck, and while that was going on, I found out that Oldest Daughter's car would not start.

Our 19 year-old daughter's car is not running (again) now.  I thought Hubby replaced the fuel pump, but I found out he only cleaned lines, and the fuel pump was running these last few weeks.  Now, her car won't start, so we have an unplanned trip to trailer the car back home soon, and work on her car. 

Youngest is now bouncing back and forth with feeling ill.  She's home today, so I'll be mixing up some homemade ginger-ale for her.  

Looks like the weather may warm up, so there is hope for tackling that mess of a tree in my yard.  Time will tell. 



4 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Glad you and your hubby had a chance to get away for a short time. It's remarkable you managed it with all you had to do when you got back! Vehicles can be such a problem. Even if they're not broken down, the regular maintenance and upkeep on them is time-consuming. Papa Pea and our daughter spent a bit of time yesterday working on her truck getting it set for winter and snow plowing.

Not sure about your area, but we continue to have unseasonably warm temps (and no snow, of course) here which has actually been kinda nice in that it enables us to keep working on all those outside chores. One of these days it will all come to a screeching halt when the cold and snow does hit.

Hope your daughter can shake whatever illness is giving her problems.

Susan said...

There are days when I think it would be wonderful to go back to horses and buggies. Sounds like your respite came right in time.

Kristina said...

Susan, it come at the right time. Next outing will be with the kids. We try to rotate to keep the balance going.

Kristina said...

Mama Pea, Hubby is up in the big-big city looking at Oldest Daughter's car. I may be her fuel pump too, but he won't know until tonight. It's been very warm during the days here, but cool at night. We only have 1 hour after he gets home to work on the outside stuff. Like the standing trees. At least we have limbs down and can just go out and cut (when the cars are fixed).