Daily Life #7 – a whole lot of not much

So yesterday. Day 7 of my month of Daily Life posts.


Overslept my alarm.
Made and ate my breakfast.
Took care of chickens.
Made breakfast for Flower Girl.
Threw on clothes to meet a lady who wanted to buy something we were selling on Craigslist.
Reminded Flower Girl to eat her breakfast.
Met the lady at the corner store and made a successful transaction.
Came home and reminded Flower Girl to continue eating her oatmeal.
Reminded Princess Girl that she still has to do school today even though we leave for gymnastics in two hours.
Made shopping list for Costco. Whew! Only three things this time.
Sat down to color.


Urged Flower Girl to continue eating her breakfast.
Let Princess Girl know it was time to make her lunch.
Prepared to leave for gymnastics.
Had Flower Girl take a couple more bites of her oatmeal.
Dropped Princess Girl off for gymnastics class and took Flower Girl to the park (which is where/when I started writing yesterday’s post.)


Became enthralled with this beautiful duck and took ten million pictures of him.


A mandarin duck. What’s he doing wild in the PNW? They come from Asia!

Picked up Princess Girl from gymnastics and went to Costco.
Made it out of Costco with only one extra item!
Put groceries away after getting home.
Sat down to color some more. I’m really enjoying this!
Hung out on the couch with Hubby some before it was time to make dinner.
Made dinner.
Got the girls ready for the babysitter who was coming to take them out so we could have a quite evening in.
Got the girls out the door, finished dinner, and sat down to dinner and a movie with my favorite person.
Girls got home.
Made sure Princess Girl did chores including closing up the chicken run.
Bed time for everyone!

And that was my day.

Homesteading lifestyle : homemade meals from scratch, tending chickens, homemade/diy gifts. Not much, but that’s life.

Afterall, it is just February 1st. Still winter time. A time to rest, recoup, relax and plan for the future. Right? 🙂


“I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121

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About Maridy

Hi, I'm Maridy. Me and my husband and two girls (age 11 and 4), along with a tiny dog and a huge dog currently live in a 33ft trailer while we build our house on on our homestead property in Northern Nevada (Castle Rock Homestead). My father-in-law also lives with us on the property in his own trailer, and we have chickens and rabbits as our first homestead animals. Join us on our journey to building our high desert homestead from the ground up!

2 thoughts on “Daily Life #7 – a whole lot of not much

    1. Maridy Post author

      Doesn’t he, though? I just learned what kind of duck he is. He’s a mandarin, and as the colors and name suggest, he’s not from around here. Originally from Asia, the mandarin have a small colony in Northern California, but otherwise, usually when you see one in North America they are escapees from someone’s private flock. He sure is beautiful. I hope we see him again the next time we visit that park.



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