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, May 23, 2022

Happy Homemaker Monday

I am so thankful I have my husband, and his full and complete support in life.  No matter what is stressing me, he is always there for me, even with this long, long hours at work.

He continues to work (coffee pot is pre-set for 4:15am) 12 hour days, 6 days a week, with about an hour to work and back.  If someone asks for his help with something, it needs to be super important, because he is exhausted when he arrives home.  He only gets one day off, and yesterday we had a date.

Many people also assume I have all the free time in the world, because I am not employed.  I'm frankly tried of explaining how busy I am lately as well.  Between the garden, the kitchen painting, herb garden, and flower beds, I am exhausted by 6pm.  Sunday was a well over due sanity saver day off with my husband.

Well, most of the day off.  We worked on a list of things that had to be done up until about 11:30am, and I got 3 things out of the garage we don't use anymore as well.



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

I will join up when she posts.


The weather . . .

Back to beautiful 70's.


As I look outside my window . . .

My herb garden is such a hot mess of weeds, and there is more to be planted in all of the gardens - vegetable, herb and flower.


Right now I am . . .

Getting ready to post this.


Thinking and pondering . . .

...about a long vacation next year due to the long work hours this year, the closing on the sale of Mom's house is tomorrow, not sure we'll get to go camping this year


How I am feeling . . .

Rejuvenated, but not looking forward to the next few weeks. There has been talk of my husband getting no days off now.


On the breakfast plate . . .

Leftover homemade blueberry pancakes, local blueberry sausages and organic coffee.


On my reading pile . . .

Haven't had time to read.


On my TV this week . . .

Smokey and the Bandit


On the menu . . .

-pork chops, home grown asparagus
-tacos, queso
-have no idea for the rest yet.


Looking around the house . . .

...so much to do yet


The to-do list . . .

-do a quick check on laundry
-floors
-paint
-start working in the utility room of what I can for now
-gather items that need loaded for another donation drop
-while paint dries, clean up back porch, plant in the gardens


From the camera . . .

Oddly, nothing


Prayers . . .

Our friend Aaron.  He continues to heal from on infection after surgery.

6 comments:

Jean said...

Hope your husband continues to get his one day off a week. Sounds like you have lots to do over there. Have a wonderful week!

Kristina said...

Thank you Jean, so far he has to work the up coming holiday.

Luludou said...

You can both be tired with all the work at home and long work weeks for your husband.
Hope you both get a few days to rest.

Tracy dixon said...

My husband works long hours too and sometimes its 6 12s sometimes its 7 12s. He is exhausted when he comes in. You do not owe anyone any explanation. You do what's best for your family. Keep rocking on.

Kristina said...

Thank you Luludou

Kristina said...

Thank you Tracy, I wish you were my neighbor and we could help each other out with these work hours, and have porch time...