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~
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Weekend Fun ~ Fall Foilage ~ Flowers
Our weekend started out with a funeral visitation about 40 minutes from home. Hubby was needing some much needed road therapy and insisted we ride the Harley. I was hesitant, due to the fact would could not wear nice "dress" clothing, but we went. It was at night, so he spontaneously booked a room in a historical hotel. I did not have my camera, so the photos are a bit unfocused (taken with my phone).
Many famous people stayed at this hotel. Now, we packed for one night. It was a long stressful week at work for Hubby, and we didn't want to ride home in the dark, hence the hotel. We were just relaxing in our room, when I tell Hubby that they are serving wings one more time on Saturday night at the island. I joked we should visit another Harley store, then hang around and take the ferry over on foot (just for dinner).
The next thing I know? We are at a new Harley store and they are having Sweetest Day drawings. We didn't get pulled out for the 10am drawing, so we stayed around. The 10am drawing was a $50 gift certificate. We listened for the 11am drawing, and you would not believe it, but they called my name!!!! I won a $75.00 gift certificate. I left with a new shirt, and so did Hubby. It totally made my day.
What came next? Hubby booked one night at the little motel and pretty soon we were on the ferry, with the Harley, on our way to the island. Ha! I didn't have a hair dryer, nor some other items, but we didn't care. We were back home Sunday, just 15 minutes before the rain arrived. Oh, the kids scolded us, but this is a lesson for them to learn how to cook more often. Two had cars and those two have jobs. They know how to get to the store (and the garden). Hubby's thoughts were "I just had a heart attack,and it's Sweetest Day" and "we deserve it."
Instead of purchasing more mums this fall, I simply split my yellow and white ones, and transplanted to other areas. We've had rain off and on, so I haven't had to water too much either.
What's on the agenda today? I'm waiting for our new bed mattress to arrive first. Once that is delivered, I'll be checking the tomatoes. We've waited 18 years to buy a new mattress.
I'm springing my hens loose today too. Oh they will be so happy. They are molting and could use the extra protein (bugs galore). I played baseball with a stink bug and a flip flop last night. Bugs are bad right now. It doesn't help that the temps have risen to 83°F either.