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.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Pampering Myself ~ More Snow
Hubby had to work late, so I decided to do foot soaks and pedicures with the girls. Well, some of them. With 5 kiddos still in the house, I plan to do more self-pampering for stress reducing reasons.
I failed to get housework finished, but did get the bedding on the clothesline yesterday. I'm not stressing over it, but will write down what I do get done vs. a "to-do" list. Then tackle what I haven't completed.
Also, with the older two (19, and almost 21) not being employed yet, I have a list of chores for them too - chicken coop cleaning, taking donations to the thrift store, taking recycling to the recycling center, taking returns to the library, picking up jugs of water, and a few other jobs.
The snow is still falling, and is making laundry day havoc.
We had some strong winds prior to this snow arriving, and have tree branches to pick up now.
As you can see the days have been cloudy, and the sunrises have been hidden most mornings.
Hubby and I started discussing our spring plan for ordering more layers and meat chickens, however, I lost my copy of Backwood's Home Magazine (detailing the types to buy for meat). I hope to find it this week.
Yesterday I baked banana muffins that were absolutely wonderful. I've been baking banana bread for a long time, but never got the rave reviews I got over this recipe: Banana Muffins II
I still have one rotten banana to deal with, and may make our zucchini-banana brownies.
A year of quotes:
"There is nothing we cannot live down, rise above, and overcome."
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox