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.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Thoughts, Plots and Knots ~ Gratitude

It seems the best thoughts and plots come to my brain when I am exercising, and I can't write them down.  I had a recorder at one time, so I'll have to do more cleaning and see if I can find it.

The exercise is starting to balance out now.  The tight knots I had in my hips and back are working themselves out.

I'm quite honestly running out of steam for this "extreme" clean going on here.  Although, I must be spreading motivational thoughts into my kid's heads.  I see them cleaning quite often in their rooms lately.

Don't throw tomatoes,
but my refrigerator is spic n' span clean now.  Hubby came home and said he wanted to put a lock on it (kids) ha ha!

Today's cleaning?  It's too nice to be inside.  I'm taking advantage of this most gorgeous day.  The sun is shining, birds are singing and the coop needs a good cleaning.  This weather won't last, so I'm going to make the most of it, and get outside. 

Good news to share!

Hubby went to the next meeting at college with our 19 year-old this week.  I had to pick up a kiddo at the high school, and everyone was gone, so I stayed home.  

They came home to tell me that she gets to start school next month (not next August).  They dropped the price by almost half, and the cost for each quarter is much, much lower.  

The other good news?  She was hired by the dog kennel and is starting work there next week.  She had an interview scheduled for a pet store the same day the dog kennel called her.  She took the job happily. 

Today I am thankful for:

~ waking up each morning
~ our veterinarian(s)
~ my eyesight
~ electricity and refrigeration 
~  trials and tribulations, because without them I would not gain the wisdom, knowledge and the good that God brings from them
~ honest people
~ the price drop on our one daughter's college cost
~ daughter getting hired
~ one, absolutely, beauituful day of sunshine
~ God's Protection     


Mama Pea said...

Yahoo and yay for the job in the dog kennel your daughter got!! She must be over the moon. It pays to go out there and search. Here's hoping good things start coming to her . . . and you all! Great news, too, on the college costs. 'Bout time that started happening.

Enjoy your sunshiney day. We ANOTHER gray, wet, drippy day here . . . boy howdy, could we use an infusion of sunshine!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Mama Pea, she is very happy! So are we. The sun is out, but the wind is pretty wicked. I hope it will calm down by afternoon here.

RB said...

Except for a fight with Leona, one of the cats (Bro Tom tried to bring her in when she wanted to stay out), it's been pretty quiet around the house today. Because she's a roamer, we put her outside in a kennel when she's not in the house. I tried to tell him to bring the kennel in with the cat in it and then open it inside the house, not to open it outdoors, grab the cat to bring her in and leave the kennel outside, but I don't think he grasped the concept. She's one that can be sweet one moment and have a Catitude the size of Montana the next, so I've found transferring the kennel in and out rather than the cat requires fewer bandaids.
So glad to hear your daughter got the job. I pray it's all she hopes it will be, and that she doesn't have to work with a cat like our Leona.
Prayers everyone has a safe happy week.
God bless.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

RB, our daughter that got the job is very good with animals. In fact we have a stray that we found has been staying in one of the barns, and she got close enough to pet him, and find out it's a "he." I don't need another stray here, so if he stays I hope he eats rodents.