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~

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Mental Break ~ Self Care Day

I took a day off to get a mental break so to speak.  Do we really get a complete day off?  I mean there is cooking, meal planning, dishes, laundry, dusting, sweeping floors.....the things we have to do to keep our home clean.

However, we have been going, going and going on this home repairs and renovating, and I noticed I was so exhausted.  

So what did I do to get a break? First, I gave myself a break from stressing over the messy house due to the work needed done.  I gave myself a pass so to speak and decided to not be so hard on myself for the condition of the house in whole.  In order to completely gut a room, the contents will end up in another room, making you feel overwhelmed, hence the "pass" on a messy home.

I disconnected with any social media.  I watched movies and finally (finally) finished our blanket for the living room.

I literally crocheted an entire day, sipped coffee and binge watched movies.  I dug out the bag of camper ornament pieces and got them all finished!  The list of the "unfinished" is finally dwindling.  The ornaments just need packaged for the craft show this month.

We are expecting bad weather today.  There were tornado warning last night in areas all around us, but thankfully we did not get hit with one here.

The forecast is rain and a wind advisory, so we won't be returning flooring supplies today.  It will be a bad day to haul anything in the bed of the truck. 

I may have convinced my husband to re-install bedroom door trim, and move our dresser out of the master bath, and start working on the carpet removal of the closet.  We'll see what we get done today ha ha!  It's almost a two day job, as the floor trim needs installed as well. 


Sandra said...

I'm so glad you took a day off. As homemakers we really don't get breaks, but it's so important to take a day to relax, and recharge so to speak.

I love your finished blanket, also love the sign above the couch and the lamps, so pretty.

Love, love the mini camper ornaments, so pretty.

Hope you're feeling better,

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thank you Sandra. I am so hard on myself, and in the past have tried to take the day off and ended up working on things. I do feel much better, and moreso that those two unfinished crochet projects are finally done now. Thank you, my husband picked out the sign over the couch.

Debi said...

Good for you, recognizing that you need a break and then taking one. A person needs rest when they are working on big projects and you've been working on big projects for a long time! The sofa blanket is so nice... I love the colors. I hope your weather doesn't get worse and pray that the tornadoes do not head your way. Stay safe!

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Thanks Debi