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~
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Maintaining a Healthier "Busy"
Update: The yarn I used is Aunt Lydia's cotton #10, Passionata crochet thread.
We had some interesting weather over the weekend. It feels like the tornadoes were weeks ago, but that was only one week ago. We are speaking to more and more people, who lost their homes, or parts of their homes in the recent storms. The weather turned cold, and even some snow on Saturday, but that doesn't stop my chores that need done. Laundry went out on the line, and as you can see, we had a wonderful wind to dry it with.
This morning the clouds appeared as if they were on the ground at sunrise. Like fluffy cotton balls all piled up.
I've been spending my early mornings at the gym with Hubby. Yes, we are enduring the 5:00am workout, and feel good about it. Although, some days, I'm so sore that I can hardly lift my arms. Ha ha ha! I figure, if my two older kids can get through military PT (physical training) and still walk the next day, I can get through my own exercise.
Spending 30 minutes a day with God, every day, allows me to continue to focus on a "healthier" busyness.
Speaking of a "healthier" busyness, I am now reading more books that I already have on hand, and passing them on. Mom will be getting this one when I am finished. I tried doing this a while back, but I could never get any books read.
I bought it several years ago at a library sale, and if you know me, my books pile up faster over summers now, than winter. Although, I plan to change that. I'm already working on a new housecleaning routine, that will once again give me more "days off" for activities like this.
Tonight is, once again, "family movie night" and my 19 year-old will be visiting. Most likely she'll be raiding the refrigerator too (ha ha ha!).