Pioneer Woman at Heart

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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~

Friday, October 22, 2021

Dirty Dishes and Tragic News


I think I did about 5 rounds of dirty dishes, but then turned around and made homemade lemonade and a pot of homemade ginger-ale syrup for Daughter K.  She is sick.  Her throat was very sore, thus the extra dirty dishes.

Lemon juice can help break up the mucus and help a sore throat, plus it's packed with vitamin C.  Homemade ginger-ale has a lot of healing properties too, and helps with nausea as well.  

She was dealing with a very bad headache as well.  I surely hope she feels better this morning.

Tragic news.  My husband's first day back to work was not good.  He was told that a co-worker, 41 years old passed away.  A semi trailer crossed over the center line and landed his semi on top of my husband's co-worker's car.  I was told that it took 75 minutes to get the semi off of the car.  Mike (his co-worker) died at the hospital.  He leaves behind his high school sweet heart (wife) and two kids (7 and 9).


Lady Locust said...

Praying your daughter begins feeling better and for loving peace for Mike's family. I have to drive a 1 ton pulling a 20' trailer regularly and can't tell you how many times I've seen semi's come over the line at me or nearly go off the road ahead of me. I wish there was a way to deactivate phones in cars.

Kristina said...

Lady Locust, thank you. My husband and I both were talking about cell phones and distractions. It's horrible these days.

Sandi said...

What horrible news! My God. Prayers for the whole family.

Lisa K Thomasson Jung said...

What sad news . Hope your daughter gets better. Dishes is just a product of a busy day.

Jackie said...

I do hope your daughter feels better very soon. What a tragedy. I will keep Mike and his family in my prayers.

God bless.

Kristina said...

Thank you all for prayers for Mike's family. It was devastating news.

Debi said...

I hope your daughter starts to feel better soon. So sorry for the loss of your husband's co-worker.

Kristina said...

Debi, thank you. She is back to work and feeling much better. There are many other viruses going around right now.