Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Day 120 | Wednesday

Annetta | I finished my Hinterland dress today. Who knew that the IKEA fabric I bought for my son's bedroom would be a dress one day and that I would be the one to sew it! I've always dreamed of sewing my own dresses, but it always felt beyond me. Turns out that was not the truth and it was easy-peasy.

Stephanie | Hubby went into the office today. I was able to clean up a bit, get school work done and sew most of the day.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Day 119 | Tuesday

Stephanie | It was over 90 degrees again today. Supposed to be record breaking. Shea and Sawyer decided to play in the sprinkler together.

Annetta | Today I sewed my first garment, well half of it at least. I plan to have it finished tomorrow.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Day 118 | Monday

Annetta | Outside of my 'day job' I spent my day piecing together the dress pattern I'll be sewing this week. So... trying to sew a dress will be a learning curve for me. I also finally had some time to crochet a bit today as it's been days since I've been able to.

Stephanie | One of my roses bloomed today. I cleaned up the rose bed and gave them some fertilizer. I also took a 3 hour nap!

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Day 117 | Sunday

Stephanie | Was able to work on some quilting for fun today. Got a row done of my Americana quilt, then we went fishing together as a family in the creek. The weather was perfect and the mosquitos were calm.

Annetta | Today we did a normal thing. We biked with my sister-in-law's family, Afterward, we had a burger. We had our face masks on and maintained our distance, so almost normal. 

Day 116 | Saturday

Annetta | Today was the perfect Saturday for gardening and sewing a new shirt. While I gardened on our terrace my sweet husband restored a table and chair that will be our outdoor furniture this summer. Our terrace has been slow going, but it's starting to come together and look cute!

Stephanie | Found these cute little poppies growing in the irrigation ditch on my way to the creek.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Day 115 | Friday

Stephanie | Since we moved the fence to the goat yard, we have access to the creek again. With it being 90+ degrees out today, the kids went with dad to the creek to fish for a bit. 6 fish were caught!

Annetta | Just when things were getting productive with work I have seemed to crash. Luckily it's the weekend which will give me some time away from tutoring English. Also, outdoor Minecraft sessions on the terrace are going strong at the moment.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Day 114 | Thursday

Annetta | I've come to a point where I am over working. I wish I could take a few weeks off. 

Stephanie | Some days just call for a picnic dinner optional apparently.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Day 113 | Wednesday

Stephanie | Our seed order finally came in...well part of it anyway. There is such a shortage and delay for seeds at the moment due to the corona virus, its absurd. We are getting such a late start on our seeds, luckily we have such a long growing season here. I am just so ready to have a full and lush garden, the waiting is getting old.

Annetta | Today I put on some cute clothes and got to taking pictures early in the day. My main subject of interest and inspiration are lilacs.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Day 112 | Tuesday

Annetta | Today's goal was to drink lots of water and not just today, but 5x of liquid daily. If you know me, that's kinda impossible. My other goal was to continue photographing the free flowers for the stock company. So pretty much I went from one job to the next while drinking water.

Stephanie | Got school work done early again which freed up the rest of the day to do yard work, clean up and mowing. 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Day 111 | Monday

Stephanie | Spring Break is officially over, back to school and work today. But it is our anniversary today. Hubby walked down to the creek and around the road and collected this wild country bouquet for me. I was hoping we would have had a chance to celebrate this year, but this quarantine has stopped us yet again from being able to do something special. 

Annetta | Today has been a productive workday for me. I spent my day uploading my photography to the stock company I work with. I also made myself edit some photography sessions that I should have done months ago.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Day 110 | Sunday

Annetta | Physically it's been a rough day. Despite that, I still managed to work on my garden, make brownies, sourdough pizza and schnitzels. I wanted to go on a bike ride again today, but it rained and with that, the weather cooled off so staying warm indoors won.

Stephanie | Visited by a slithery friend in the garden today.


Day 109 | Saturday

Stephanie | Picked up a few baby Guinea Hens to add to our collection of animals.

Annetta | After a nice long bike ride with my family I spent my day in my terrace rose garden. The aphids and caterpillars have been intense this year. I don't want to use chemicals in my garden so I spray each leaf and stem with water to get them off. I do this once a week until the ladybug larvae start hatching. It's a labor of love for my roses.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Day 108 | Friday

Annetta | I'm thankful that my son has a good friend (and his little brother) in our condo complex. He goes on walks with their family and gets invited to things. Today I invited them over for a Minecraft gaming session at our place and since we are 'social distancing' they did it on our terrace with plenty of sanitizer. My son says it's the best day ever.

Stephanie | Things are happening in the garden and we are so excited!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Day 107 | Thursday

Stephanie | Today started off great, I FINALLY got all my medical masks made!! We shifted gears and went to re-build the goat fence. But that quickly resulted in a call to 911 after hubby had an accident. Luckily there was no concussion or stitches needed. I've spent the rest of the day taking care of him and making sure he recovers ok.

Annetta | Ahhh... it was a slower day for me with work and housework. I made chili for lunch and dinner which will last us through tomorrow. Finally, I went on a walk and by myself to the store. I went super slow on my walk and shopped nice an long. I ended the day with a movie with my husband and cookies, snickerdoodles my favorite.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Day 106 | Wednesday

Annetta | Yesterday was wash and then hand dry all the laundry which made today the 'fold all the laundry' day. We haven't been taking walks lately and that has been really hard on my body because my work and hobbies are all done sitting.

Stephanie | Getting stuff done. Running more drip lines in the garden and working on masks. Enjoyed a yummy tomato and cucumber lunch, can't wait for them to be fresh from the garden. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Day 105 | Tuesday

Stephanie | So, I haven't posted in a few day. Been a rough few days for me. I will go back and post to the days I have missed. Trying to deal with ALL the things and the unmet expectations got me in a depressed state which took a few days to climb out of. I was lucky to get a call this morning from Annetta to check in on me and pray over me, I had a much better day today.

Annetta | It's cold today, there are piles of laundry to wash and hang dry. I am thankful that for the second day in a row my son spent his whole day running around our complex (with a mask on) playing.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Day 104 | Monday

Annetta | Unlike my husband and son I had to go back to work today. Between my tutoring lessons, I worked in the garden to rid my rose of aphids, made pizza from scratch and worked on my new colorful scrappy blanket. Slovakia is a little backwards and today was the official Easter holiday.

Stephanie | Worked out in the garden today for a bit, added to my sunburn. Finished pulling all the weeds out and planted some seeds we have ready. We also got my sewing machine working again, so I can resume mask making.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Day 103 | Sunday

Stephanie | Went and surprised our friends here this morning my 'egging' their house. We filled plastic eggs with candy and hid them in their yard secretly for the kids to find. Worked out in the garden for a but and got sunburned.

Annetta | Happy Easter everyone! I weird thing is that in Slovakia Easter is tomorrow and not today. We enjoyed communion as a family and a church via Zoom Chat. I also started a scrappy blanket to use up some of my yarn and I am in love!

Day 102 | Saturday

Annetta | Today I had a strong urge to deep clean our house. We cleaned out the windows from the inside out as a family and there are a lot of fall windows in our house. Now, what else can I clean?!
Stephanie | Built a bean trellis for the garden today.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Day 101 | Friday

Stephanie |  My sewing machine broke. Right in the middle of making all these masks. I feel very defeated by everything. All was fine until I needed to wind my bobbin and it yelled at me and I don't know what to do. But I the pressure to finish the masks keeps building.

Annetta | It's officially Easter holidays here in Slovakia. I forgot to take days off so I work both Friday and Monday (the official holidays). It was hard to focus on work when my mind was on celebrating what Jesus has done for us, luckily we managed a walk outdoors.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Day 100 | Thursday

DAY  100!

Annetta | Despite us being stuck at home it still feels like a holiday and a holiday worth celebrating, Easter. With that feeling on my heart, I've been spending a couple of hours a day deep cleaning portions of our flat. With the time left over after cooking, cleaning and working I've sneaked a few rows of my new summer top.

Stephanie | Got all our school work done a day early and turned in. Officially on Spring Break now! Which feels amazing to not have so much school looming over us. Now to finish up my giant stack of masks and begin getting some massive yard work done during our time off.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Day 99 | Wednesday

Stephanie | Today was a bad day for me. Ive been disappointed in how this whole quarantine thing is going. I had a different vision and for the past few days was feeling defeated. My expectations have let me down.

Annetta | I had a pillowcase I started last month and the goal for today was to finish it. I didn't finish, but all in all, it was a very productive day.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Day 98 | Tuesday

Annetta | It was nice and warm today which made it a perfect day to weed my terrace garden. By the end of this month, I will have blooming roses!

Stephanie | Walked around the property this morning with Sawyer to put some space between us and the older girls while doing homework. We picked a few weed flowers we thought we pretty.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Day 97 | Monday

Stephanie | My muscles are super tight from spending so much time at the sewing machine, now I have a headache. Time to take it easy and rest.

Annetta | Today's been a great day as I got so much done. We are on day 28 of staying indoor and only going for walks. I am so ready to get back to life now.

Day 96 | Sunday

Annetta | It's just so glorious outside right now. We have had a really dry year and this spring has been a sunny one. I just couldn't be happier for the warmth and sunshine!

Stephanie | Left the house and drove around town to deliver some masks today. It was good to venture out and see some parts of town we haven't seen yet.

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