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~

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Some Good ~ Some Not so Good

Quarantine Day 24

Monday evening we let the kids roast weenies (non-gmo/beef) over a backyard campfire.  They were in heaven and I'm glad we could give them a bit of normalcy in all of this.

Finally found one bag of whole wheat flour, but it cost me dearly for shipping.  I'll go without after this, unless the stores restock here.

We got a text this morning from our friend who has parents on ventilators (confirmed cases of the virus).  Her father passed away early this morning.

Our youngest daughter has been having bad headaches, I have been dealing with a cough, and yesterday my husband got a phone call that he had been reported having been around someone with the virus at his work.  I had a mental breakdown last night, so I'm praying for a better day today.

We had bad storms last night, so everything is soaked outside.  Otherwise it would be a good day to do some garden work, cut wood or other work.

We picked up our masks and they are washed and drying.  Now our daughter who is working can wear one at work.  They have counter guards up at her work, have a limit of 40 customers (thankfully she works at a smaller store), and use gloves.


Smily said...

Dear Kristina,

I hope your daughter will be well, and all your family be healthy.

Here, in Hungary, we are just at the beginning of the epidemic, still many hopes and mistakes. Anyway, I believe we'd be through it, also.

Take care,

Vicki said...

Praying for you and your family.

Wildflower Adventures said...

Sorry to hear about your friends folks. You are not alone in all this mess. Over the weekend & had bout of anxiety & depression. I've had a cough as well. Talked to the clinic 2 times, said it sounded like a common cold & to watch for fever & shortness of breath, though all should be well. You'll have a better day today.

mamasmercantile said...

My heart goes out to you, it is such a worrying time. You are in my prayers. Take care.

Cockeyed Jo said...

For better or worse, a new day will come Kristina. I too have had a nagging cough but no fever for two weeks now. I'm thinking it's my allergies though. The weather has been great here so I'm getting outside more. This helps immensely. There are rocky days ahead honey. Hang in there. You'll be able to tell your grands about the horrible virus of 2020 like my grandmother told me about the 1918 one.

Kristina said...

Thank you Smily

Kristina said...

Thank you for the prayers Vicki

Kristina said...

Thank you Wildflower Adventures, I wish you well too.

Kristina said...

mamasmercantile, thank you for the prayers.

Kristina said...

Thanks Cockeyed Jo, I have been drinking nettle tea (thinking of allergies too).