June 22, 2023

Embracing Simple Living

Simple living emphasizes the pursuit of a more meaningful and fulfilling life by focusing on experiences, relationships, and personal growth rather than material possessions.

Mindfulness and Gratitude

Practicing mindfulness and gratitude can help you appreciate the present moment, cultivate a positive outlook, and find joy in everyday experiences. By slowing down, being fully present, and savoring the simple pleasures, you can enhance your overall well-being.

Pursuing Meaningful Hobbies and Activities

Simple living encourages individuals to engage in activities that align with their values and passions. It could be pursuing creative hobbies, exploring nature, volunteering in the community, or spending quality time with loved ones. By prioritizing these meaningful experiences, you can find fulfillment and create lasting memories.

Finding Balance in a Digital World

While frugality, housekeeping, and simple living revolve around physical aspects, it's essential to find balance in the digital realm as well.

Responsible Online Activities

In today's digital age, it's crucial to be mindful of our online habits. Whether it's managing our time spent on social media, practicing cybersecurity, or being cautious of online scams, maintaining a healthy relationship with technology is essential for our overall well-being.

Online Entertainment and Gaming

While simple living emphasizes experiences over material possessions, it's important to acknowledge the role of online entertainment, such as online casinos, gambling, and games. For those who enjoy these activities, setting limits, practicing responsible gaming , and treating them as recreational pursuits can help strike a balance between digital entertainment and real-life experiences.
In conclusion, embracing frugality, housekeeping, and simple living can bring about numerous benefits, including financial stability, an organized living space, reduced clutter, and a more meaningful and fulfilling life. By incorporating these principles into our daily routines, we can cultivate a sense of contentment, mindfulness, and balance in our increasingly complex world.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mud, Mud, Mud

Getting off the mountain has been fun this month. I think Explosion has been at school a total of seven days in April so far.

I'm in town to do some banking and to set things up so that I don't need to come in for the next couple of months. Sigh - I have a very nice, long post written up for all of you - but I wrote it on paper and forgot to type it up on the computer. Blame it on pregnancy brain. Three or four weeks to go. This is definitely my last trip anywhere, since I barely got behind the wheel today.

I'm going to hold the internet company to their promise to put up a pole (tower? something) on our land so that we can have internet. When that happens, we'll be back to regular, and proper, posts.

As a note, when the cookbook is ready, it will be available through Homestead Favourites - https://homesteadfavourites.ca/
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Friday, April 11, 2014


We just saw a large flock of Canadian Geese flying ... south. What's going on? If the birds know something we don't, does that mean we won't get a summer this year? Prep well, my friends!
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