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~

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Losing my Mind ~

Saturday was a complete disappointment.  I had plans.  I had been making plans for over a week.  Lists written out.  You know, like chicken feed....didn't happen.

My husband came home late Friday, and said he was working Saturday.  Not only that, but a 12 hour day.  Both girls gone.  No way to get chicken food.  

All week he's told me that Youngest can't drive her own car.  Told me he has no way to take care of her if she breaks down and she's at work (before looking at the car one last time). 

Proceeds to tell me, "take her car."  

"Um, what happens if I break down?"

"Someone will get you."  Right.  I'm starting to feel like I'm losing my mind stuck at home.  Seriously.  

Left to my own devices, I started a new project.  Mom told me she could not find a wine gift bag at the dollar store and most she did find were up to $6.95.  I whipped up this one and a few more over my Saturday home alone (crochet and the cooking show in pj's).

I also made breakfast for dinner.  I knew two people would be home about 8:30pm and hungry.  It's Southern Sausage Enchiladas with Sausage gravy.  Not something quick to make, but reheating for leftovers this morning?  Yum.


Bovey Belle said...

How frustrating. A wry smile here at it being OK for you to break down, but not your daughter . . .

That breakfast-for-dinner looks amazing - I'll have to look up the recipe. Nothing like that on our table in Wales UK!

Bovey Belle said...

P.S. LOVE that wine bag by the way.

Cockeyed Jo said...

You spent Saturday in your PJs and I spent Sunday in mine. Just didn't feel like getting dressed. My day wasn't as productive as yours though.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Bovey, thank you. I think the gift bag turned out great.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Cockeyed Jo, my husband (who knew I was feeling suffocated in the house) called to check on me. When he asked what I was doing, I told him crocheting, watching the cooking channel, in bed, in my pajamas. He just laughed and said, "good for you!" Ha ha ha!

Katmom said...

Kristina,, hang in there.. as we know,, 'We can do all thing, through Christ, who strengthens us!'...
Oh, and I LUV your crochet wine bag/tote.. did you just whip it up or do you have a pattern you don't mind sharing? wink wink..
Have a Blessed week,,

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Katmom, the pattern is free online. I will look it up and share the location.