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, April 30, 2017
Taste Test: Pickled Asparagus ~ Early Birthday Presents
It rained, and it was cold yesterday. Too cold to get the Harley out. So....
After my 60 minute workout (got 3.44 miles in) and the speed bag, we hopped in the truck and drove to the Harley store an hour away. Hubby picked out his early birthday presents. He's a happy guy, and he even picked out a clothing item for my birthday present. It sort of felt good to treat ourselves, and on a cold/rainy day too.
Note: To keep my mind off of how long the walk will take (treadmill), I watch the clock instead. I start at one speed for 5 minutes, and every 5 minutes speed it up to a speed I basically walk very fast (almost a jog), then I start to decrease every 5 minutes, then back up again. When 60 minutes hits, it feels like it went very quickly. I am then not worried about how many miles I walk either. I get a good cardio workout with both that type of "walk" and the speed bag. Hubby is ready to start weight training again.
And a note on weight loss. At my age, I'm told I must take an amino acid supplement to build muscle and burn fat. Okay, that's great, but I don't take supplements.
I am getting them from real food sources, such as leafy greens, pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, almonds, and many other sources. I should be good I think.
On the way home we stopped to get some target practice in. It was a new range for us, and they made us watch an entire video before allowing us to enter. Basically the same as the last range we visited, but they were definitely more focused on safety (do people really enter those places and not know how to load a gun? Possibly, as they rent them out I guess).
Then it was back home to pick up a kiddo and off to a birthday party at a secluded campground. Lucky for us, family was there with campers that had toilets. The pit toilets have not been upgraded, but the campground put in a new sign, so there is hope. It was pretty cold, but the pavilion had covered sides thankfully. I was told a bit late of this event, so we picked up fresh fruit as our "dish" to take.
Today, it's a small car repair. Somehow, and I don't know how, Daughter brought my car home with both headlights blown. Both. Ha. They are not fun to change either.
It'll be cold and raining again today. Enjoy your Sunday!