Thursday, July 25, 2019

Cross Roads

I feel like I am at a cross roads as to this little space on the web.  Honestly, I live a simple life that many might think of as boring.  Personally, I love my life! 

I've notice that many bloggers have stopped posting.  I know that I'm still interested in reading blogs.  I'm wondering are all of you?  Have I posted all there is to post about keeping home, our projects,  debt management and so on?  Is posting my thoughts and about our simple life enough to interest readers? 

Will you please let me know if this little space still interest you? 

I am also on Instagram and have removed the private setting on my account for the mean time.  So, if you are interested in checking it out and possibly following me you can find me here.

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations... keep moving forward, friends.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Changing My Mindset

It feels good to be back catching up on my little space on the web. I spent lots of time today working in the yard. It's a mess! The harsh heat we had last week is hard on plants. All I could manage was to run out and throw some water on things.  Besides the heat, the mosquito population was out in full force.
Needless to say lots of heat and rain made the weeds grow like crazy.  I've not done pulling weeds in all of my beds, but I made a huge dent today. 
Along with the weeding I am trimming bushes and cleaning up plants. 
My veggie garden is pretty much non existent.  My parents are getting a few things.  I went over and picked some things.  Peppers, onions, peppers and green tomatoes.  So far all of the tomatoes are rotting as they ripen.  Sigh.  I stopped by the in-laws to drop some goodies off for them. 
Next on the list was mowing the law.  
School is creeping up on me.  I try to work on planning a little each day.  
I feel like I accomplished a good amount today.  As always there is always more to be done.  That is where my change of mindset comes into play.  I love to make to do list, yet I have a love/hate relationship with them.. Many times I feel like I haven't done enough when I have items left on my list.  

Yes, I know that is my issue.  The fix for is to a have  things done list.  That way when I get side tracked and complete things not on my list I can see all that I did accomplish instead of all the things I didn't complete. 
This is not my original idea.  I remember Laine mentioning doing this in one of her letters.  It's working well for me.  

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations... keep moving forward, friends.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Wordless Wednesday

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations... keep moving forward, friends.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Kitchen Time

Many times I will pick up a rotisserie chicken if I go to Sam's while I'm doing my monthly grocery shopping. Instead of using it on grocery day I put in the fridge for the afternoon I planned to work in the kitchen.  
After running errands in the morning I returned home and put it into the crock pot to warm.  While it was heating up I got busy.  

The first thing I tackled was to put up chicken.  
Chicken tenders were on sale on Fresh Thyme.  We grill out tenders often and I'm happy to have these added to the freezer. 
Next on my list was corn.  I sat on the back porch shucking it so that I could blanch and add it to the freezer. I hope to find some at a farm stand to put up. 
Megan likes canned corn but Chuck and I prefer frozen.  Home frozen that is.  None us care for store bought frozen corn.  It seems to miss the sweet taste of Indiana corn.  

The cookie jar was filled much to the delight of my family.
A double batch of waffles was added to the freezer.  I like fast, easy breakfast for weekdays. 
By the time dinner was on the table I was done.  I popped the chicken and all the juices in a bag to take care of the next day.  I see chicken salad and stock with bits of meat for the freezer. 
The kitchen was tidied and then I headed outside to join my family.  
Summer had been busy, so it felt good to get some thing accomplished. 

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations... keep moving forward, friends.