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~
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
First goal, wash a load of laundry, and put it on drying racks. In a day or two anyway. Second goal? Mix up a frittata for Hubby to take to work (easier than standing to mix up a scramble). That may take a few more days longer. Bills are an entirely different big job. I had it all under control, but with being gone so long, we are very far behind on daughter's college. This part worries me, but I keep praying. She is doing so well, and now they are giving us a "cut off" date if we don't pay by and if we do not, she can't go to college. Our medical bills just quadrupled. Thanks to me. Ambulance ride, xray by the ton, medications, hospital room, etc etc. I have to keep calm and pray and pray and make some calls. I haven't put a dent in Hubby's hospital bills yet either. Anyway.....
~ our egg supply is about 5 dozen right now (ha ha ha!). With Hubby staying at the hospital (then going to work) and me not cooking, the eggs are piling up. We are boiling them for me for one "soft food" and the kids are planning to bake up some holiday fare (I get this year off).
~my araucanas are now laying of all times. Lol! They must have listened to me about going into the stew pot.
~my fingernails grew to great lengths while in the hospital, so those are getting pampered this week sometime. Same with my toes.
~ sadly, my beautiful fall-ish quilted mug rug, that I've kept by my computer morning area is gone. I asked the kids. No one knows where it went. I hope to dig a bit more as I feel better, and hope to find it.
~barn cat Timmy has been gone since about the week of shot-gun week. So sad not to hold him on these cold days and feel is warming purr. I am praying a hunter did not get him.
~a very small, long haired gray kitten has shown up in our barn. I'm told by the kids anyway. I have yet to have enough strength and balance to walk out there.
~ I've had a library book out since the first few days of December, and I'm finally getting help returning it. Oh well....calling the librarian and telling her I was in the hospital. They'll take the return, but expect the large late fee anyway.
~ I have zero presents for anyone, not even Hubby, and my brain is not clear enough to shop online, so Hubby and I may take a ride to a Harley store after Christmas, and get himself a bike cover (much needed). Well see.
~my 14 year-old already set up her birthday dinner (although it's nothing I can eat, I'll adapt to something).
~ I so much enjoying watching the sunrise out our front room yesterday. I almost went to take a photo, it was that pretty. I didn't see anything like it up at the hospital, and when I walked the halls and looked out windows, I didn't see one lick of "Christmas" anywhere. Here I see beautiful snow, pretty pink skies and peace.
~ another goal - rip out all carpeting. I smell dog pee. They must have had accidents while I was gone, and the girls are using a shampoo machine, but the carpet will need ripped out soon.
~well, I'm off to start another day of getting my strength back. I can't eat eggs all day long, so I hope to come up with some nice and healthy alternatives that provide nutrition, energy and good health for me. And of course stay in the "soft food" category for the time being.