And back to the routine

I gotta say, tough as it is after being off for the holidays, I’m quite glad to have things back to their normal routine. We had a very warm Christmas which I am totally not complaining about! We are now in cold mode šŸ˜¦ and I don’t know why I’m sad about that. I think I was quite looking forward to having a warm winter and so the shock of -20C was a bit of a reality check.

Anyhoo, onwards and upwards. I have been tackling some purging over the holidays and am pleased with its progress. There is still much to do, but rather than dreading it, I am looking forward to it. Each piece of ‘whatever’ that leaves the house, is one less thing taking up space. I am constantly surprised by how good it feels to get rid of things!

I also have some knitting projects to finish ( ie a sweater I have been knitting for my daughter for over a year and if I don’t hurry up and finish she’ll have outgrown it ) and a few soap projects I’d like to try- thinking beer and bacon soap.

I want to get back to writing as well as I have a new story idea swirling around in my head that should probably get explored.

I am also back to menu making, sort of. I would rather clean toilettes than menu plan, which for someone who likes to cook as much as I do, is strange. You would think that I would love it, but I don’t. Seriously! Each week I attempt to get my guys to suggest things, or even look in cook books for suggestions. Pizza, chilli, tacos, hot dogs, these are the things they suggest. I think soon, we will have an ‘eat the freezer week’ where we empty out the freezers ( we have 2 small ones) Ā instead of buying groceries – except for some fresh veg since at least 2 of my family hate cooked veggies, unless they are in a soup.Ā Feel free to make some suggestions!

As for my continued learning about self sufficiency, I am thinking of exploring more about chickens since they will be our main food source. I have heard that there are lots of regulations surrounding having chickens in our area and so this is something I should definitely look into.

That’s it for this week. Stay tuned for all you ever wanted to know about chickens!