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~
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Happy New Year! ~ Random-ness and feeling chatty.....
I myself, fell asleep at 8:30pm. Normally that is not the case, but I'm still recovering, so I that's okay. Hubby however, was still up, sort of scolding the TV. The Buckeyes played, and well, they played terrible. It was as if they never played football before.
I woke up later to realize that the team never even scored one point. I'm pretty sure he'll be in a sour mood this morning, but hopefully, we'll have a grand day today.
I was up early. I got the wood stove going, coffee brewing, and accidentally woke up the dogs. The cats were meowing for their very early breakfast, and I took care of that too. Everyone is still in bed, but one kiddo has to get up to go to work today.
Today, I choose to be relaxed, and comfortable. I choose to ignore the first hospital bill that came yesterday. Today, I choose to ignore the backed up dishwasher (no way am I telling Hubby after a bad football game, ha ha ha!).
Instead, I'll sip my hot organic coffee, and eat a cookie that my 17 year-old baked yesterday (yum!!!). I'll read a book, crochet, walk to the barn (for the first time since I've been home), help fetch firewoord (first time again), maybe take a long hot bath to nurse my sore back (from that long hospital bed stay), and maybe get out of the house for an hour or so.
I am pretty sure my 17 year-old (nail tech in training) is giving me a new manicure today too!!! She might as well spoil me, and get some experience, while I am not back to working so hard (yet).
Oh my gosh! I am so in the mood to write again!!! I totally missed out on November's NaNoWriMo, but plan to make up for that. The magazine I wrote for went out of business, but I plan on finding a new one. Too bad the local newspaper isn't interested in a column for homesteading. I'd nail that one. I think I would.
I need to find a way to help this family financially. My husband deserves a break from so much overtime. I know my 17 year-old wants a job badly, and has already offered to help pay for dog food if she does (can you tell who is the "Mom" now to the overgrown pups? ha ha!). We lack a car for her, and an extra cell phone, so I hope to land something that won't take me away from my responsibilities. In the meantime, I'll keep praying and staying positive. Where there is a will, there is a way (right?).
Oh my gosh, I have to share this too. While out for the count, and sick, I had a library book out. For like a month. It had a pretty hefty late fee. I just went online to order 4 books, and was afraid they cut me off, until I paid it. Guess what? The fee has disappeared! Literally. I have to make a visit there and thank them (unless it was a mistake).
Well, I better cut this post off before you all get really bored. I hope to have something a bit more interesting going on. I have a homemade "concoction" brewing in my closet (that should have been bottled before Thanksgiving). I'm hoping it is okay to bottle today. Bottles are sanitized and dried and ready to fill.