It’s been so busy here at Woodward Wranch the last few weeks. The Hunter is completely healed from his mishap on the first paying job of our stump grinding business. I told him if he kept that up we couldn’t afford to be in business. But, all is well and our customers were quite pleased with the job that was done. Praise the Lord others have been asking about our services and we are 1 step closer to getting my husband out of his place of employment.
My sweet Momma had eye surgery, and thankfully being retired, it has afforded me the time to be able to take her to and from her doctor appointments. She is doing well, but still has several appointments ahead in the next few months. A plus to this is that we get to spend some quality Mother/Daughter time together. I so enjoy spending time with my Mom. She is a rare jewel. When I grow up I hope I’m more like her. Ha! Ha!
In just two or three months we will be moving to our forever homestead. We are so excited about this move. We will begin to live out our dream for the rest of our days here on this earth. ANTICIPATION OVERLOAD!
That being said I have began the process of paring down our “stuff”, and let me tell you we have a bunch!! Aren’t we all guilty of “hoarding” because hey, you know, someday we may need that? How many of us haven’t said these lines: “I’m going to loose weight and I’ll get back into those clothes!” or; “I need to save these containers to send leftovers home with guests!” (or for livestock scraps, or water the dog) Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that holding on to things we’ll use later is bad, cause we all need to learn to reuse and repurpose. What I am saying is that we probably all have a tendency to go a tad bit overboard.
So, I began the process in our closets (The Hunter got on board and even did his!!!!!) If it didn’t fit, no matter how much I loved it, it went; if I hadn’t worn it in over a year, it went; if it was beyond repair, it went. (That is excluding the sweatshirt I have on today that probably needs to be trashed, but I love it and I still wear it here on the homestead. Hey, a girl has got to be comfortable, right?)
When I was finished sorting I took it out of the house that day and made a trip to Goodwill or the trash can-No waiting, no rethinking! That way I couldn’t change my mind and bring it back to my closet. That’s a step I have not regretted and you know what, I haven’t missed a thing. I’ve got one more closest to do and then to the kitchen! That will be the tough one right there!!
Before I leave you today let me give you one of my family’s favorite recipes, and I just pulled this out of the oven!
Mamaw Esther’s Zucchini Bread
3 eggs 3 c flour
1 c vegetable oil 1 t salt
2 c sugar 1 t baking soda
3 t vanilla 1 t baking powder
2 1/2 c shredded zucchini 2 t cinnamon
1 cup nuts (optional)
Mix together eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla and zucchini. Sift together and
add dry ingredients. Grease 2 loaf pans and pour 1/2 of the batter into
each pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour.
(My son just came in and grabbed himself a piece of fresh bread and said, “That’s awesome Mom!!” Folks that is what makes it all worth it!!!!!)
I am hoping I can get more disciplined in my writing and sharing here at A Pioneer Soul. My heart is in the right place, it’s just getting it done. You never know someone someday may read this. Until the next time may God continue to bless you and keep you as you travel this journey.