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~
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Scrap Yarn Fun and Other Tidbits
It rained, and two kiddos left for the day (and night), and when that happens.....
I tend to be lazy. I did get some dishes done, but I opted for porch time. The rain cooled the weather so nicely, I could not resist.
I opted for "crochet" porch time and got these cute granny round dishcloths finished. They are dishcloths, but can be used for pot holders or doilies as well. I nice way to use up scrap yarn.
I really need to make another box of these fire starters too. We took them to the island, for our campfire, and they worked great.
As for the exercise journey of Hubby and I, we are back to the gym. The entire family too. I had not weighed myself from last year (believe or not), but the pants tell all. They were getting tight. I am up 8 pounds from losing my 25 last year, but have already shed about 2 of those. I don't think that is too bad, considering I kept most of it off for a year.
Hubby is losing faster, but has more to lose too. My goal is to walk 3 miles a day. I figure, if my older two kids can sleep on rocks all night in the rain, and sleep in filth and sweat, then I can walk a measly 3 miles and get in shape. We worked our chest the other day at the gym, and I can barely hold my coffee cup up without strain and pain. But. All I think about now is the kids. No complaining here.
Today is another day working in the garden(s). If I get out there and find it's too wet yet, I won't complain about that extra porch time I get.
Forgot to mention.....we roasted a chicken last night and used the leftover rhubarb BBQ sauce. Yum! It's awesome on chicken too.