I also have been trying to be very domestic in my homemaking abilities. I have started getting up every morning and making a great breakfast for my son. It sure has made a difference and he LOVES it. I wish I had been doing this for years. But, it's better late then never. I am also trying to make dinner every night and freezing the leftovers. It is very difficult to cook for only 2 people and not have the same thing every night for a week. I have been freezing the left over meals and it seems to be a great solution for my family.
My food storage is really coming a long. I am very proud of all I have been able to accomplish!! I am working on a menu plan to make sure I am storing the right food for our family. I really have been trying to cook with my food storage to rotate it. In the past, I have wasted food because it is expired. I don't want to do that again, and waste my hard earned money. Several years ago, I went to the LDS cannery and canned several #10 cans full of sugar, flour, dried milk, oats and then I didn't use them and they started to taste like the can. I recently just threw it all away - what a waste. I have been purchasing plastic storage containers that will aid me in rotating and keeping these items fresh and protected from the elements and bugs.
The other thing I am working on is getting my home very organized. It is getting better, but I am sure it will be an on going thing to keep it tidy. I love the feeling of a clean organized home!
A very "homey" home is my goal. Where my home will be a haven from the rest of the world. I find that it is much better as I turn off the TV and keep "the world" problems out. I am feeling peace in my life. I love good music and love having it playing through the day. If I could go back to a simpler time of life - I would. Sometimes I feel like I'd love to be a pioneer woman. A time to stay home and take care of your family. I know it was hard work, but I am a very hard working woman anyway. But, I guess you always want what you don't know and what is out of reach. Maybe that is why I love the blog of "the pioneer woman". What a wonderful life on the ranch it sounds like she has - with her muscle ridden husband and 4 beautiful children. I wish things would have worked out better for me in the husband department and I always wanted to have a boat load of children. Life doesn't always give you what you dream, but I do have a very blessed life with 2 wonderful boys and a home of my very own!