Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

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, December 19, 2011

To-Do List Keeps Growing

Sunday was a strange day for sure.  Since we had the family reunion on Saturday, all of our work was pushed to Sunday.  I don't like to "work" on Sunday at all.  I try my best to honor the Sabbath.

Exod. 34:21 "Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest."

We ran out of homemade laundry detergent also.  So, in the process of washing dishes for 2 hours, and running the dishwasher 2 times, I was at the stove melting my zote soap down in a large pot.  I now have a full 5 gallon bucket of laundry detergent.

After that, my son and I cleaned the chicken coops.  Due to some bad weather days, they have stayed inside.  However, today they will be outside.

This week we have a birthday to celebrate, just a few days before Christmas.  My youngest daughter turns 10.   

Yesterday, three kids needed something to bake and take to school.  For some reason, the Spanish teacher asked kids to each bring in a dish to eat.  Talk about stress......we just baked up a storm of cookies that left the kitchen a mess and then we have to cook again? Ugh...... (next year we will ask someone else to bake the cookies).

I convinced my 9 year-old to take chocolate covered oreo's for her school birthday treat.  My 15 year-old baked a Mexican Wedding cake herself, but my 17 year-old was sick yesterday.  She needed a hot Mexican dish and requested enchiladas.  So there was another dish we needed to bake, and we were all so tired that I didn't even cook ourselves dinner., I have yet to clean another messy kitchen. 

Do you ever feel like your "to-do" list is never completed? 


Kim said...

I know exactly what you mean. I remember those days and now I wish I had them again. Take care of yourself.

Carolyn said...

Wow, that's a LOT of cooking to do.

Our "To Do" list really isn't on a piece of paper now as we'd have a million pieces of paper around the house. The list is now on a dry erase board, because as you are well aware, the list is NEVER done!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

but I thought that was normal. LOL...
a TO-Do list is a perpetual living thing, ISN'T IT? I think you have to feed it TIME!


Candy C. said...

The To-Do list just never ends does it?!? As a matter of fact, I need to get off the computer and get started on mine! LOL!!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

The list just keeps growing doesn't it - ha ha ha!

Michelle said...

I swear there has to be someone sneaking into my house and adding on to my to do list. Ever time I turn around there is something new added.