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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~

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tuesday Tidbits

Although vacations are nice, home is nice too.  My own bed, my homemade food, my teas, weeds and what not.

Poor Jesse must have missed my company.  He's been following me around like a kid wanting his Mom.  His Mom didn't take long to take advantage of us being back home.  She left all day Sunday and didn't come home.  Jesse has been by my side constantly.

Speaking of Easter Sunday, our oldest wanted a meal on Sunday, so we drove to the store Sunday morning, but by 2pm we had canceled it.  One left, one was working, and one didn't respond, so we were literally in pajamas on the porch at 2pm, playing cards and drinking adult beverages.  Our biker friend who came and took care of Jesse while our daughter was at work, came to drop of the house key.  He stayed and chatted on the porch for more than 5 hours.

My fitbit is making a liar out of me.  The day we walked out of Dollywood I had over 15,000 steps.  Most likely had over 20,000 by bed time.  I synced it when we got home.  It said on that day I walked 9,000 steps.  Hm.  Liar, liar, liar.....

Monday was rough.  I plowed through it, as did Youngest and Hubby.  My clothesline worked over time, and I had dirty dishes to wash that our 21 year-old never washed while we were gone.  She did however, vacuum the front room and clean a bathroom.

It rained a lot while we were gone.  We came home to wet, tall grass.  The to-do list is back in action, although slow, ha ha!  Trash had to go out, kitchen cleaned up, and I had a stack of rotten bananas since our daughter didn't eat them while we were gone.  Mail was stopped so that was picked up, but I didn't do grocery shopping just yet.  We grilled out, and took it easy last night.  I'll be writing up a menu for the week today.

Banana bread was baked.

Banana cookies were baked.

Look at that grass!  Oh my.  We'll be mowing very soon.

My daffodils are in full bloom.  What a pretty sight to see. 

There is a rescue dog that we've been eyeing.  It's possible we may take Jesse with us to do a meet and greet.  Just not sure yet.  We may wait and see if Jesse goes with his Mom when she moves out.  Just contemplating....


Mama Pea said...

Love your blossoms and wash out on the line. I waffled yesterday about hanging my laundry out for the first time of the season and could have, but my day was too jam-packed so I took the quick way out and tossed all loads in the dryer. Next week, though, barring another snowstorm (did I just say that out loud?), I'll start putting the clothes out on the clothesline!

Your over-ripe bananas look like they went to a good cause!

Kristina said...

Mama Pea, we've been getting some good weather since we got back from TN. The family is enjoying the banana goodies too. Snowstorm?? Yikes. We may get rain today, but who knows. I hope to get garden work done.

Susan said...

Putting laundry on the line to dry is one of my favorite things to do. There is nothing that smells better! That's a great idea, making sure Jesse likes your 'new' dog. I'm sure that he follows you everywhere because you are the only stable thing in his world. Dogs, especially older dogs, have a hard time with too much upheaval. The more time he gets to spend with you, the better it is for him. I see that we both had the 'banana problem'!

Kristina said...

Susan, I had that clothesline working over time ha ha! Yeah, I just want to make sure Jesse is okay with another dog. Ha, had to laugh at your banana comment.

RB said...

Glad you had a great time. Niece's Fitbit lies a lot too, and makes her crazy doing it. I think I'd toss it if it made me that nuts though.
And rescue dogs, aren't they just the best. I believe they understand they were rescued, and are forever grateful for it.
Have a great week.
God bless.

Kristina said...

Thanks RB, Fitbits are a pain to have. We have them for the insurance reasons. We have to earn points to keep it at the same price. It's a pain in the rump.