Category Archives: home keeping

A Jonah Day

For those who have never heard the term “Jonah Day”, it refers to Jonah being swallowed by the whale in the Bible.  I first (and maybe only) heard of this term while reading Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.  … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming

We’ve had pretty mild weather for November, and that tends to make a person forget about the looming snow and freezing temperatures which are the norm for this time of year.  Yesterday a power line was taken down due to … Continue reading

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Frugal Endeavors

I’m a bit pleased with myself as I’m almost finished making a pair of laundry bags for DD1 from a set of old twin cotton sheets.  The bottom sheet was worn out, but the top was still decent.  I doubled … Continue reading

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Still Swamped – Possibly Forever

August has been crazy.  My son had a three appointment journey to an expander, preparing for braces.  They tried it in his mouth and his first words were, “Take it out!”.  He’s 12 and when young went through three and … Continue reading

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Day to Day Things

It was so wonderful to get things back to normal last week with school starting again and DH back to work. I need my routines. The biggest cleaning thing I’ve done so far (other than daily needs) is to go … Continue reading

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Yesterday I got off of my fanny and worked on typing up recipes – something I started early last year and never finished. Most of our favorites are now typed and I’ve printed most of them out to have in … Continue reading

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Down, But Not Out

I’ve been on a bit of a journey through doctor’s offices, and am now recovering. Three gall stones decided they were too crowded and looked for a way out, then a week after they were removed, the whole gall bladder … Continue reading

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