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, December 19, 2015
We have an upcoming full week ahead of us. Its the week of December that tends to overwhelm me. We have a birthday to celebrate, followed by Christmas Eve, followed by Christmas day, followed by our wedding anniversary. It would be lovely to take a one night getaway, but we tend to give ourselves an island trip later in spring.
I still need to find out what Youngest wants for dinner on her 14th birthday. Hard to believe it's arriving so fast. It feels like I had her just yesterday.
Speaking of Youngest, she had a duet in a school choir (in-school) concert, so Son drove us over to watch. She did very well, and in my opinion should have been given the solo she asked for (but the teacher denied her, telling her and other students that "better singers get better parts"). Speaking of choir teacher, this teacher likes to berate her students to the point of tears. She did it to one and did it to Youngest. I finally spoke to the school about it. No teacher, in my opinion, should be able to beat down a student with words (sometimes screaming) to the point of tears. Our, now 16 year-old, quit choir because of her.
Son, drove the girls up north a bit to watch the new Star Wars movie. Oldest Daughter and her boyfriend met up with them. Son made sure they all arrived wearing Star Wars shirts too. I haven't heard yet this morning how good it was. I'll wait to watch it when it comes out on DVD or on netflix, so I can watch it in my home in my PJ's.
College finals are all over now, so the older two girls can rest and re-group. I hope to have more dog training helpers over Christmas and New Year's. The puppies are growing fast already.
Puppy funny ~ our 19 year-old had arrived from college, and was unpacking in her room. She had stuff all over her bed, and she called for Zuri. Zuri calmly went in, gently got on the bed, stepping gently not to upset anything on the bed. Suddenly, King barreled in, plopped on the bed, tossing everything everywhere, ha ha!
I lost three followers on my blog over night. Do you ever wonder if it was something you said? Or maybe your blog isn't interesting anymore?