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~

Monday, December 21, 2020

Happy Homemaker Monday

We had a busy weekend.  Got the younger daughter's car up and running, brakes changed on the truck and oil changed.  Moved 2 loads of furniture out of Dad's place too.  The tag stapled to the bottom of his sofa had the date 11-21-1960.  There is still much to go through.  

We had younger daughter switch back to her car, so we can then change the brakes on my car.  Whew.  After that I hope we are done with car repairs for a while.

We helped two local restaurants over the weekend.  First, our favorite was closed due to Covid.  The other was the first one we went to where they took your temperature when you entered and all employees were wearing gloves.  The other we did take out with.

This week is a very exciting (happy) week for us.  We have a birthday, Christmas and our anniversary coming up.

First today, I need to whip up some homemade ginger-ale for Youngest.  She has cold like symptoms and has laryngitis.  Oh, she tried to go to Urgent care.  The line for covid testers was way out the door.  They sent her home and said come back at 4pm today.  So in the meantime, sage tea or tincture and homemade ginger-ale (already simmering now).

Then I need to finish making homemade cards to finish up Mom's Christmas present.  Oye, Christmas really snuck up on us this year.

Guess who lost the only box of Christmas cards she had?  Yep.  I have not found them, and when I do it will be too late to mail them.  Sigh.

These restrictions regarding covid are driving me nuts.  The daughter who works retail, said her co-worker tested negative, but because his wife is sick and he answered two questions with a yes, he was sent home.  These employees (including both daughters who work) do NOT get paid a dime when forced to stay home.

Today I am joining Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

The weather outside is . . . 

41°F/32° possible sun later today

On the breakfast plate . . . 

Toast, coffee.

As I look out my window . . .

Sun is shining.

As I look around the house . . .

Not worried about anything this week.  There will be no entertaining other than us 4.

What I am wearing today . . .

Black joggers, sweater

Currently reading . . .

My devotional book.

On the TV for this week . . .

A CA Christmas on netflix

 On the menu . . .

-bacon cauliflower chowder

-beef stew

-creamed peas and toast or grilled cheese and home canned tomato soup

-Christmas dinner (still writing that out)

Something fun to share . . .


Favorite photo from the camera . . .

Oldie but goodie.  She turns 19 this week.  In the picture she was playing with the cat with a milk bottle ring.

Prayers, Inspiration quotes, Devotionals . . .

Youngest - she is not feeling well

No other personal requests right now.


Luludou said...

Glad the car problems seem to be (mostly) sorted out! So fun to look at old pictures.
Happy Anniversary!
Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Luludou, thanks. Merry Christmas to you too.

Sandra said...

Glad the car repairs are all done. My daughter works retail too and it is the same thing at her place. It's so frustrating. They work so many hours, don't get paid that well and still get unpaid leave if sent home sick.

Hope your daughter tested negative. We all had colds this past week and the doctor said just stay home, get tested if the symptoms get worse or persist etc. Thankfully we are all back to normal.

I didn't send cards out this year either, too much going on.

Have a wonderful rest of week and a blessed Christmas with your family.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thanks Sandra, she was tested and negative. Sent home to rest with no meds too.