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~
Saturday, January 27, 2018
In the process of keeping things normal, I think I converted our vegetarian daughter back to a meat eater. While baking meals for the extended family, and the aroma and wonderful taste of casseroles from years ago, she's eating meat again (18 year-old). Big shock to all of us, but we also giggled when she slobbered over that recent meatloaf I made.
And in the process of so much talk about meat, Hubby is about 98% agreeing we raise meat birds this spring. It'll be a matter of if we can whip up housing for them. We used to raise them in a part of the old big barn.
Back to Mom. Mom had a bad reaction to a new medication. It made her deathly ill (sound familiar?), and a kind neighbor drove her to the ER at 4am. The doctor changed her medication and put it through an IV instead of swallowing pills, and she is on the mend thankfully. It still makes her nauseated, and they are keeping her until the medication is done (possibly longer).
Speaking of ill, the hospital Mom is in, has been completely full. There is so much sickness going on, and other surgeries too. They put her in the "after surgery" care wing due to lack of rooms. With that said, I have been careful to push elevator buttons with my elbow, and wash my hands etc. Germs be gone. I have about a 1/2 pint of my Four Thieves Vinegar too, and I'm taking it each day I visit the hospital. To sooth my nerves my "go to" tea has been Holy Basil.
I've been putting lentils in my yogurt smoothies. Seriously. Protein packed. I made this delicious-ness with a half of banana, a bit of peaches, some blueberries, splash of pure cherry juice and maybe 1/4 or more of cooked green lentils.
I found yarn! The bright orange cotton yarn. While out getting casserole ingredients, I took a quick stroll through the yarn aisle. Yippee! $1.50 per ball.
Hubby and I took the Harley out yesterday. We needed a "sanity saver" ride, so we took one. It was a high of 51°F and sunshine. It required me to wear a long sleeved top, topped with 2 zip up jackets, a leather coat and fur lined half chaps, but it was a very nice ride and much needed. Mom was shocked when she saw us in bike gear, when we brought her some clean clothes, a book and other items she wanted.
Prior to all of these happenings going on right now, I have tried the roll recipes that were shared with me, so a post will soon arrive on that, as well as the protein frittata recipe. I haven't forgotten.
Hubby picked up my latest library loot. The book I wanted to read more than all others, finally came in. I really hope to get it read before it's due. I just haven't been in a reading sort of mood lately.
The community has really pulled together to support our nephew's family. The school is even helping with donated funds. The funeral is Monday. Thank you all for your kind words.