One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Monday, February 11, 2019

Happy Homemaker Monday

Today I'm joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.  This photo is not from today, but if the weather is good, I'll be using my clothesline next week.

On the breakfast plate. . .
Farm fresh eggs, toast and coffee

The weather outside is . . .
Snow.  Enough to delay school today.  More like slush out there, but enough to make roads slippery.

Right now I am . . .
. . . thankful.  Thankful we found a truck load of split wood for only $60.  Snow moved in too quickly for us to cut our own.  I'm also secretly hoping school is closed.  I could use an extra hand at decorating the cake today.

Thinking . . .
It's gonna be a busy week.  We have a birthday dinner to have, and a wedding in the family.  Oh, and Daughter's Cosmetology speech contest is this week too.  Also, I'm "wait-listed" for a March craft show.  By the time I found out about it, it was already booked full.  Our Army daughter's Co. was deployed, but she didn't have to go.  There were too many with her job apparently.

On the reading pile . . .
Library crafting books (lots of them, ha ha!)

On the TV . . .
Whatever looks good on netflix

On the to-do list . . .
-bake a birthday cake
-canning, but it may get pushed into next week
-Work out
-fold dried laundry that's been on the drying racks
-clean down cobwebs, and dust
-sweep and mop the kitchen
-sanitize kitchen counters etc.
-take trash out
-make a breakfast scramble or frittata
-make homemade dog food
-vacuum carpets

On the menu . . .
Monday:  Meatballs/BBQ sauce, wild rice, brussel sprouts
Tues:  Chicken spaghetti, corn, beets, birthday cake and ice cream
Wed: Chili, cornbread
Thurs:  leftovers
Fri:  Baked chimichangas and steamed broccoli
Sat:  leftovers
Sun:  have no idea yet, depends on leftover status

What I am creating . . .

Booties, knitted dishcloth, more pot holders.  Trying to think of something new as well, as spring craft shows are booking now.

Looking around the house . . .
Just need to tidy up for a birthday dinner tomorrow.

On the camera. . .
We had a very short, but beautiful sunrise Sunday morning.

Praying for . . .

Us, the kids


mamasmercantile said...

I didn't manage to get the washing done today sadly as it is the perfect day for line drying. Love those bootees, and the menu for the week looks tasty.

Kristina said...

Thanks mamasmercantile, I just hope we are not stuck eating all the cake ourselves. They are predicting more snow and freezing rain, and roads are said to be worse. Our daughter has quite a drive to get here.

Tamy Bollar said...

What a GREAT deal on that firewood. Those baby booties are adorable too. Have a WONDERFUL week.

Kristina said...

Thanks Tamy, it was a really good deal on the wood and it burns great.