Saturday, November 26, 2011


Yes this is the time of year where we start to think about the future.

I have used DEBTMD to itemize a plan to become debt free by 2016 as well as own my home outright by 2018.

This is using only $200 per month more than I am using right now and paying off $125,000 in debt in 7 years.

I am ready! Are you?

Friday, November 25, 2011


Here is my project list for this day:

1. spread and salt 2 deer hides my son brought me (decided to soak them instead in prep of fleshing saturday)

2. soak some vines in water in prep to make holiday wreaths for the family (didn't get done)

3. make some runs on the tractor to the burn pile (done)

4. feed rabbits and check for babies (done)

5. debone all turkey (done)

6. boil the carcass (boiling now)

7. chop most of the meat and put into sterilized canning jars (chopped and waiting for stock to finish)(case of soup finished, plus 8 qts of thickened broth canned)

8. add raw chopped onion, celery, uncooked pasta, salt and pepper to the jars (chopped)

9. add thickened broth to the jars and can them for 90 min

And then build a fire in the chiminea and drink wine with my son and his daughter when they arive.(done and what a wonderful evening)

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I am thankful that my son, daughter, daughter in law and 4 grand babies were here to enjoy food and family.

I am also thankful for seemingly never ending hot water! Have you ever seen The Santa Clause with Tim Allen? The scene where he tells his son the red bag is empty and then when he reaches in he finds something else? That was my dishwater tonight. It was bottomless and never ending! Everytime I reached in I found something else to wash.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Here is the color. I am putting a chaise in the corner where the couch is. A desk where the ladder is and lots of colorful pictures and curtains.

I decided that as much as I work from home, I needed office space. So as I had donated the bunk beds to my daughter, the back room had no use other than to hold toys.