So getting internet access has been spotty so I haven’t been able to post the past few weeks, sorry.
We got our tree up, Kathleen, of course, had to help and now she and the kitten keep trying to play with the ornaments. And like most kids her age, once the lights come on Kat can’t leave it alone.
We’ve had a massive development on the homestead. Billy got a job down by our 5 acre forever homestead! The only downsides to this are I can now only work the weekends at my tax-paying job, and he has to stay at the property during the week. We’re all still adjusting to our new normal but I’m so proud of him for taking the leap in order to get on the property.
Kat and I are going to have to wait until we get the heating situation figured out because she is too young to deal with the cold. We went down there for a couple of days last week and now she has a head cold most likely caused by our first night there when it was freezing in the camper. we showed up after dark which made it worse and it took a long time for the propane space heater to warm up the camper. I’ve got a small case of the sniffles as well but I was an idiot and didn’t pack layerable clothing for myself, I did for her but she was my main concern so I naturally forgot about my own comfort.
We did get quite a bit done when we were all down there and Billy is getting much more done after work without us underfoot. I even made a fire pit for enjoying a nice fire and occasionally cooking, it needs at least one more layer of rock around it and I’m thinking about making a ring of flat stones around the outside to give us somewhere to sit our cooking stuff when needed. But I’m quite proud of it, I’ve never made a fire pit using rocks around the area.
Also with some help, I finally got my hands on a Cricut! I’ve made a few shirts and will be trying my hands at a coffee mug later this week. I’ve been giving things to people so that they can send customers my way, good business plan.
So if you’re looking for some custom shirts for a family reunion or a birthday gift, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and Mother’s Day isn’t too far off either! Feel free to email me or contact me on Facebook.
I’ve also been working on my goals for 2021 and hoping it doesn’t decide to tell 2020 ‘hold my beer!’ because I really don’t need more stress in my life. I’ll share those with you after the New Year. I love the planner I got to help me work on my goals, I got it at the big box store and it’ll suit my needs for personal, and hopefully business and the homestead. I’ll see how it goes and let you guys know!
This week’s Menu:
Keep in mind I’m cooking for one mostly, I send over most of my leftovers with Billy for his lunches at work.
Today: Still leftover night, I’m probably gonna visit mom.
Thursday: Tuna Salad Sandwiches.
Friday: Turkey Soup with leftover turkey meat from Thanksgiving that I bagged up and froze.
Saturday: Making Christmas cookies and candy with family so we’ll probably eat there or warm up a frozen dinner.
Sunday: Billy’s fish and chips, he makes it way better than I do.
Monday: Leftover Veggie soup that I froze for later.
Tuesday: I honestly don’t know, maybe a bowl of cereal? Haha, I’m also gonna cook up a ham from the freezer so I can freeze some for future meals and I’m also gonna try to can some in the pressure canner and while I have it out I’m gonna can some pumpkin and butternut squash.