Monday, November 21, 2016
“From President Thomas S. Monson, First Counselor, we hear: "Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year's supply of food . . . and were debt-free. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: they have at least a year's supply of debt and are food-free."
“We call upon priesthood bearers to store sufficient so that you and your family can weather the vicissitudes of life.”
Now he is the Prophet, are we listening??
This is a good thing to think about. This time of year think how you will feel when bills start coming in.
As I write this I have been sick for almost two weeks, my immune system isn’t good with fibromyalgia so I must be careful. But this warrants asking, what is your sick plan? Because we are heading into that season as well.
-Stick a few casseroles in the freezer
-Get lotion loaded Kleenex (as my nose gets sore)
-Plan on easy fix meals
-Stock up on overcounter meds
Next time you make chicken soup freeze some just for sick days.
I like what I call my sick drink - orange juice mixed with diet squirt, in my case seven up can be used too.
Time to start a book you have set aside. Chocolate is always nice and a few magazines free from the library, there is also free books there too. I am a cozy mystery book person but there are others. If you have something you want to learn, put up YouTube videos and learn without really trying cause sometimes you are just too miserable. This would also work with of course movies and a sick blankie is good too. What would be bad is being sick and having to load up kids to go get food. And when you are sick making more expensive choices at stores will happen.
So give your sick plan some thought.
http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2007/07/peasant-blouse.html - put your skills to use, this is great.
http://theprudenthomemaker.com/blog?view=entry&id=18544 - here you can see what you can do, plus she gives you info on how she made one for her older child measuring off her other shirt to get the size.
http://www.gracefullittlehoneybee.com/how-to-stretch-ground-beef-using-oats/ - great ideas to stretch your meat.
http://www.gracefullittlehoneybee.com/easy-slow-cooker-chili/ - tell me you're not wanting this now. I love the cheese and corn chips in the picture.
http://www.gracefullittlehoneybee.com/homemade-chili-seasoning/ - this is where her chili spice is.
http://www.gracefullittlehoneybee.com/recipes-grandma-knew/ - revisit cooking from scratch.
http://www.gracefullittlehoneybee.com/30-items-can-make-home-save-money/ - did you know you could make these?
http://www.gracefullittlehoneybee.com/15-homemade-christmas-treats-to-give/ - inexpensive.
http://www.gracefullittlehoneybee.com/25-christmas-activities-for-kids/ ideas with kids.
http://www.gracefullittlehoneybee.com/living-on-one-income/ wise thoughts.
http://www.beingfrugal.net/50-frugal-christmas-ideas/ - you don’t have to spend money and you do not have to keep up with others.
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/giftstomake/tp/HomeMadeGiftIdeas.htm? - gift ideas
http://www.dummies.com/crafts/knitting/knitting-projects/how-to-knit-a-cowl/ knit a cowl
I want you to not go in debt for your gifts. Shop thrift stores and fix up and make things to go with. Like one person got a free dresser, it needed help and they turned it to a doll house. Think what you can do be creative. Find frugal ways.
I want you to think outside the box, change it up and have fun. Help kids start collections, help to learn their talents. I always think a kit of some kind is fun. Our granddaughters are getting French knitting kits, totally forget the hottest things and go for the funnest things.
Share your ideas on the blog.
Hunt for good things from sales to build storage.
Do the best you can, you will thank me later.