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~
Friday, July 14, 2017
A Deserving Day Off
....just another day in the life of our homestead.
So? Did we get more rain?
Just so you all know. I rested yesterday. I really did. I couldn't do outside work obviously, but I sort of had a "pamper me" day. I give myself one day off a week from intentional exercise. Typically it's Sunday. This week it was yesterday. I sipped herbal tea, made homemade ginger-ale (good for my gut and a kiddo needed it too), did my stretches, cracked walnuts, and ate leftovers - no cooking or baking either. No meal deliveries. No hospital visits. I spent a bit of time on the porch after the humidity lifted. The flood out front receded by a little after noon, and the rain stopped.
I even sent our 18 year-old out for my library pick-ups/returns, and to the store for club soda. I had one sick kiddo, and needed it for the ginger-ale syrup. Which makes me wonder if I have to wait so many days before I can even visit sister "L" at the hospital. Same with Hubby (having been around a sick person).
I did some handiwork and flipped through some library books (will share those soon). Yep. Porch time, time to sit and take a few breaths of fresh air, and rest and relax. Mama Pea and Susan, thank you for reminding me to slow down and rejuvenate. There is no way I want to get sick. No, no no no no!
I even told myself to not worry about the garden being under water. I took a few look-sees at it, and told myself to stay out of there until it dries up for a few days.
Today, the sun is shining, no sign of rain (so far) and we are all letting out a long sigh of relief. There will be no meal deliveries today either. I just can't do it all. I'm sure I'll be the "black sheep" now, but I won't allow negativity (unsympathetic, unrealistic expectations) to wear me down either. Hubby and I both agree.
Update on sister "L"....
...her heart is working 50% on it's own now (as of last night) and they have taken her off one of the heart medications successfully.