Lots of Busyness

Back to the grind. Two track meets this week (too far away) for me, but DH will travel! Bunny had no babies. Bummer! Had a 4h meeting learning about crocheting and 4h shirts! :0)

Going to get some planning done:

Mon. - Walking Tacos
Tues. - Out
Wed. - Baked potato Bar
Thurs. - Butterfly Pork Chop, Corn, Mixed Vegetables
Fri.- chicken drum sticks, green beans, peaches
Sat.- Grill, Hawaiian Pork patties, potatoes, pork and beans
Sun.- Pork loin, Green Beans

Lots of garden goodies went in over the weekend. Snow peas (a little late) and onions, more beets, sunflowers, and hollyhocks.

Tired. Lots of work done today.

Update: Went to the couch to 5K today and ran 8 laps around the park. That is equal to 2 1/2 miles. :0) I slept good last night!

Update: Lots and lots of cold and rain this week. Got a little bit of de-cluttering done today. Haven't felt the best with all the weather changes. Hopefully we'll get some sunshine soon!

Love to all,


  • sjean
    Great menu!
    by sjean at 04/27/17 5:37PM

Upcoming Weekly Menu

We're heading into yet (another) really busy week with Track & Field for my oldest. Time to get things organized for the week!

Mon: Chicken Legs, (tuna steak for DH), Carrots, Green Beans
Tues.: Out
Wed.: Ham, Mashed potatoes, Corn
Thurs.: Ham & Beans
Fri.: Grill? Steak, Beets & Turnips, Salad
Sat.: Sloppy Joes, Veggies, Pork N Beans
Sun.: Beef Roast?, Potatoes, Carrots, Onions

We have a busy week. We are due to have rabbit babies again this year. We hope she will have a nice litter, and they are all survive! :0) We've had some nice weather, lots of rain. We had a bit of hail last night, and my rain barrel filled 250 gallons overnight! Wow!

I hope everyone had a great Easter. We ended up barbecuing and it was so good!

PS I forgot to mention that I am training for a 5K! Our gym has a free couch to 5K program, and I'm running with my boys this year. 3 runs last week, plus all that planting, and I was pooped!

Also, Sonja, thanks for the chuckle! Our doe is due on Tuesday this week! She is a frosted pearl mini lop, bred to a chin buck. Lots of oranges in the Mama's background, so we'll see what we get.

Update: 3 hours of gardening (2 for a friend to earn some money). Now to do a run for my 5K!

Update: Spent 2 hours pulling creeping charlie out of my garden with helpers! Nearly done.

Update: No baby bunnies yet....hoping she has them within the next 2 days.

Love to all,

  • misssonja
    I had to chuckle about "due to have rabbit babies again this year"... because rabbits are due to have babies about every ten minutes, haha.
    by misssonja at 04/16/17 6:42PM
  • marmee
    Oh my! She's having oranges? Talented bunny ... couldn't resist that bit of silliness. ;)
    by marmee at 04/17/17 8:30PM
  • dawnmk23
    You guys are cracking me up!
    by dawnmk23 at 04/17/17 8:45PM
  • ginnyann
    You certainly have an interesting, full life.
    Way to go on the 5k ....good luck!
    Just thinking about it makes me tired and breathless! :)
    by ginnyann at 04/20/17 8:45AM

Update & Menu

Hello everyone,

Just getting back in the routine:

Mon.: Rotisseuri chicken, pork & beans, peas
Tues: Chicken drumsticks, rice, green beans
Wed: Black Bean Soup, Grilled cheese or cornbread
Thurs.: pork loin, brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes
Fri.: Homemade pizza, gluten free pizza
Sat.: Mini Meatloaves, New potatoes, salad?
Sun.: Barbecue

Still working on this. Also, starting to plan for my garden season. :0) Hoping to get out to one of my gardens and clear them this weekend. The temps are getting a tiny bit warmer.

Also was able to clear out some of my front flower gardens to make way for spring growth today! :)

Also making spelt bread in the bread machine tonight. :0)

Update: cleared 2 plots and planted 16 hills of potatoes put in at the community garden today.

Update: High of 76 today! It is supposed to rain this afternoon, but we have time to plant some cool season vegetables. So excited.

Update: Had the chance to plant carrots, radish, spinach, beets, onions, cilatro, parsley, & zinneas. :0)
GOD sent the RAIN to water my garden!

I hope you are doing well.

Love to all,

  • ginnyann
    Sounds good. I love the below writing. I have had it a long time in my files and pull it out periodically to read or have used in a bible class.
    by ginnyann at 04/11/17 3:17PM
  • dawnmk23
    by dawnmk23 at 04/11/17 7:50PM
  • marmee
    Hi! You are hard at the gardening. We can't plant for about six more weeks, exception being our broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, in a hoop house covered with mesh ... of course, we still have to build that! Then we can plant those round mid-May. All else goes in Mem Day weekend. I have a houseful of starts and e erything is green, green!
    by marmee at 04/13/17 10:23PM

A Good Reminder

Children Learn What They Live
by Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte
  • misssonja
    This is worthy of much contemplation!
    by misssonja at 04/04/17 6:35PM

Busy Busy

Had a very busy week that left me feeling sick. I've had a migraine that won't seem to end. :0( I am hoping it goes down really soon. I did feel well enough to get a little bit of shopping and found 2 new jeans for my son, and 3 tops for only $28. :0) I don't usually buy many new clothes, so this was nice. Also picked up 3 types of seed potatoes to plant in my garden. :0)

We ended up going to our state capitol building last week-really cool. The kids also got to attend their 1st hockey game (littlest one stayed home with me for Mommy time). It was a late night game, so we didn't want her to attend.

Working on the menu this week, and going to the dentist, getting a haircut, and hoping to fit in a visit to the chiro. for my headache.

My oldest has her 1st track and field meet this week, so that should be fun.

Hope you are all doing well! I forgot to mention that the spelt bread is a little dense, but has great flavor. I think we will have our son make open faced sandwiches like you see people eat in places like Norway. :0)

PS Call the Midwife premieres tonight! Check your local listings for times.

Update: Got through 1/2 of my appt. Now to get a haircut, gym time, and then cook dinner. Collapse later.

Love to all,

  • marmee
    I hope you got the chiro appt and it helped! Sounds like a busy week. We had some snow today!! I need to write a new post ... I'm just not feeling inspired yet!
    by marmee at 04/03/17 5:34PM