I'm really glad I'm not a pioneer woman, they had it hard- physically. I'd like to think I have a pretty high tolerance for pain, but I know I have a low tolerance for annoying-ness.
Let me explain; a headache is annoying- it hurts yeah, but mostly just annoying, blisters are very annoying, but what do you do about them- suck it up is what.
And those pioneers, they had a whole life of sucking it up. Oh I know we have it hard in different ways- but seriously they had to suck it up with no air conditioning even.
I couldn't imagine doing the laundry, my nemesis of all housekeeping, their way- scrubbing the clothes in homemade lye soap, standing over boiling kettles all the live long day. Sheesh my shoulders hurt just thinking of it. We'd be much smellier and dirtier than we are now if that was the way of things. Thank heavens for huge capacity washers- but don't you agree?
I think I would be one giant sun-burned blister had I been a pioneer, and I'm kind of glad for my own stuff I have to suck up when I think of that.