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.

Adopted Motto

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

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Cold and Snow

Our weather went quickly from reading on the porch at 60°F to curling up under a blanket, and in the 30's.  This morning it's actually 19°F.  We also have snow on the ground.  Not much, but more is coming.

Mornings are now back to dark and dreary.  Typical winter weather.

Deep Clean Progress . . . 
I seem to never run out of something on this list.  We have white painted kitchen cabinets and cupboards (and drawers), so I have been wiping them all down.  I'll finish them up today, and start on wiping down the tops of our floor wall heaters that have collected dust. 


Sam I Am...... said...

I find the "deep" cleaning very slow especially because you still have to do daily chores which take up a lot of time if you want to stay on top of things. But I can see progress and that's all that counts! Good for you! You go girl! Enjoy the coziness!

Kristina said...

I agree Sam I Am, there is so many regular things that need done, so I try and carve out an hour or less of deep cleaning, but it seems to take forever.

Leigh said...

That's a huge drop in temperature! A good day for staying inside and doing some handwork.

Mama Pea said...

Welcome to winter time! You certainly have a wide fluctuation in your temperatures. Don't know if my body thermostat could handle that!

When we remodeled this place, I got white kitchen cabinets which I had always wanted. Big mistake. They were always dingy and smudged looking and I spent way too much time trying to keep them looking nice. When we added on and remodeled for the second time, I took the doors and drawer fronts off, painted the remaining cabinet structures yellow and add knotty pine custom made fronts. Best idea I ever had!

Kristina said...

Thanks Leigh, and some deep cleaning too.

Kristina said...

Mama Pea, it is a chore to clean them for sure.

RB said...

We have rain and storms headed our way in south central NC this evening and tomorrow, but only snow, the NC mountains 100+ miles away. Heavy rains here can cause flooding in low lying roads, in the mountains - slides on major highways. So it'll probably be fun, not.
Still dealing with the flu here. I did manage to get vegetables down today. Up til now, it's only been oranges or orange juice. This thing is really bad. Next time I can get to a dollar store and get a diary, I'm going to start keeping a daily record of how I feel, cause sister said it seems to her there's always one thing or another going on with me. So we'll see, and it's a good idea anyway, for the doctor to review on our GP visits.
Prayers everyone has a great week and for their loved ones too.
God bless.

Kristina said...

RB, getting a diary sounds like a good idea. I try not to go to town so often anymore with so many people going to work or to the store sick anymore. It's so easy to pick up germs anywhere. I hope you feel better soon.