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~
Friday, December 12, 2014
The Friday Thing
Yesterday it was Alias's day to visit the vet. I forgot to put his harness on him (I wasn't even thinking), vs. his collar, and I had a bit of trouble with his pulling. I made it home without him pulling me down (he's a strong dog for 14 years old). The vet was very surprised. The last visit (one year ago), Alias had pretty bad cataracts. Yesterday, he was stumped. The cataracts are receding. He's now updated with shots and very healthy according to the vet.
We had a high school concert choir concert to attend last night, so I opted for making us an easy lentil casserole to go with any leftovers, and also boiled a dozen eggs for those wanting a sandwich (or just a boiled egg).
It had been a while since a baked with lentils, so it was due time. And it's something the kids will eat. As for the concert, we did enjoy it, but it was all slow songs. We would like to hear an up-beat, dance in your seats song, but all slow songs nearly put us to sleep. Especially at that time of night. Christmas time should be joyous and entertaining, right?
I'll be sharing another ornament soon. It appears that I have gifted so many over the years, that I (due to recent discussion) need to gift something else (trees are overflowing from gifting them). The ornaments I am about finished making will go in boxes for each of the kids. Years ago, I started a small box for each child, so when they had their own tree, they had a little bit from home to decorate. As far as making something different to gift (at this late date), I'll have to be creative. I also used to send a box to my Aunt every Christmas, and she'd share with her kids. It feels odd not to send one this year.
By this time last year, we would have baked up four or five different cookies already. I'll be honest, it's been nice not too. Not that we are not celebrating the Christmas season, but we are not eating all those sweets. We may start making some hard candy, but time will tell. It appears if the weather breaks, we'll split more wood.
I think well enjoy some time as a family, watching some Christmas movies. In fact, that sounds good. Daughter has drill already this weekend, so that will make the evenings fun around here.