Pioneer Woman at Heart

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~

Sunday, April 5, 2020


I got nothin' today.  Everything on the radio or TV is virus this and virus that.   Yesterday, although good weather day for a motorcycle ride, I had a scheduled grocery pick up. 

I'm sort of mad/sad/depressed.  Hubby set up a ride for take out and I couldn't go.  I was told I'd get a ride after they all returned and go get take out.  Didn't happen.

They must have had 10 bikes too.  They were to return early, but nope.  They all had to get something to eat, so I made dinner for me and the girls and pouted on the porch.  I was pretty livid as I need my sanity saved for months now.  Oh, and Hubby lost my leather gloves yesterday, so no ride today.  Today it'll be only in the lower 50's and rain.  Just great.

Here's last night's dinner - Chicken Spaghetti (before it was baked).  I was too upset to add a side veggie.  Just mentally drained right now.


Mandy- Read. Write. Mom! said...

Sorry you had a rough day. I seem to alternate between feeling fine at home and then a little cloud of despair sets in for at least a day...then it passes. Such strange times.

Debby Flowers said...

Sorry Kristina! Hope you are feeling better today! When I get crabby I find getting outdoors for walk or even a sit will fix me up. I have been known to take a stool out and sit among my chickens!

Vicki said...

Hang in there, Kristina. This crisis, especially the lockdown aspects of it, affect us all in different ways. You get angry. Me...I have been sleeping more than usual - avoidance, I suppose. But this, too, shall pass. We may be in a long, dark tunnel right now, but if you look closely, there is a light at the end of it.

Bovey Belle said...

What a crappy day - I can imagine you are climbing the walls there and a bit of fresh air and a change of scenery would have been wonderful.

I try and avoid all the bad news television but we have watched lots of history, archaeology, antiques and collectables, countryside and wildlife programmes. We've also discovered a new series called Carnival Row, which is total escapism - imagine Fae folk (Fairies, folk with sheeps' curled horns, centaurs and ordinary folk whose world they are not popular in. Different anyway and Orlando Bloom stars, so worth watching just for him!

Today I saw the first Swallows, coming in with the help or a warm Southerly wind. They REALLY made my day and Ican't wait for "our" stable Swallows and the ones who live in the farm buildings next door to arrive.

Mother Em said...

I was so sorry to hear about your Mom being out of food, while the neighbor didn't even take the time to check in with her.

We are in our 70s, have four neighbors in their 20s to 40s, yet not one of them has inquired about us while we are outside doing yardwork! I always seem to have enough in the cupboard or frozen extras from previous prepared meals, so we're good. But, just a holler across the street ...dahh. We also have a couple vacant homes across the street; the owner did keep his distance the other day to say, "Are you both all right?"

Other than that gentleman, we have had no inquiries other than our daughter and grandchildren in Ohio; family in New York, only after I called them. I gave up Facebook for Lent, so don't know of other family members on how they are doing, yeah, a little disappointed in so-called neighbors.

But, please send our regards to your Mom to keep her safe and well supplied. If you send along her address, there might be a card of cheer or a goody box, if and when I am able to get out. (I'm Mary in Georgia have my email address).

So sorry you didn't get your "ride" but we're all praying for better days ahead. Take care, be safe, wash, wash, wash.


Kristina said...

Thank you all! You are my best cheer squad! Seriously!