"The counsel to have a year’s supply of basic food, clothing, and commodities was given fifty years ago and has been repeated many times since. Every father and mother are the family’s storekeepers. They should store whatever their own family would like to have in the case of an emergency … [and] God will sustain us through our trials." (James E. Faust)
If possible, try to get a little extra while getting groceries, don't hoard but try to get one more jar of peanut butter or a package of jello because we are not done. This ride will get a lot bumpier. Before the pandemic we used to talk about what would happen if you could not get to the grocery store, what would you do? Well, with everything that's happening we don't have to imagine those scenarios anymore, they're real.
It would not take much to cause more trouble so keep thinking what skills you would need to have right now.
Garden update. Here you can see I have tomatoes on. I think it was a good thing to do to move the garden out front. I did not expect the garden to do so well, I was hoping but figuring my soil might not allow things to grow any better but they seem to like it out front.
So I have been busy with the garden this past week and the raspberries are needing picked every day now, I wash them and freeze for a cooler day. In the fall I will make jam.
Of course, this post was written two weeks before you read it. The cases of Covid-19 are rising in my state.
We continue to take precautions. I spray any packages and mail, we stay home unless going to the doctor or getting medicine which is a drive up. When getting groceries we do pick-up and when I get it home I wipe everything down...and I mean everything. This is a very hard chore for me with Fibromyalgia, I hurt all over and that is why it is such a chore. I limit my trips to do this and that means more to wipe at a time. Missy says she would help but things are too hard to hang onto when you don't have thumbs.
Tell us below in comments on what you are doing to stay safe.
Also, what are you working on?
Gus says he has been working hard on getting extra cat naps.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m9DZkAO8xI - start a journal. This would be a good thing to do with your kids. I do keep a daily journal and in my journals there are thank you cards from people and obituaries of dear friends and receipts for garden plants that shows what I planted that year and how much I spent. I also write how much gas is. I write birthday letters for my family on their b-days and anniversary letters to my husband.
Now is a good time to start a journal with all that is going on in our world right now and you could add things about you...like, I know what I was doing when the first man walked on the moon. I was walking to my friends Shirley's house for an overnight. I remember looking up at the moon wondering if they were looking back at earth...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyK4w3D6Zow - using t-shirt for a pot holder, this could work on a pot holder loom as well.
https://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-your-own-potholders/ - sew a pot holder.
http://hangryfork.com/sewing-projects/upcycled-denim-potholders-tutorial/ I like this idea a lot. As there is no batting because denim is heavy enough. Also, it's no fussy sewing in case you are at a beginner level, you could also do with the kids.
I tried to find projects that you would likely have on hand as well as the items needed without having to go out.
Also remember www.freereadfeed.com set your preferences, these books are free and change daily. I have gotten many free books that now cost money to get, so it's very frugal and safer than going to library right now.
https://www.paperscissorscraft.com/quarantinesummeractivities/ - okay, this is soooo fun looking, I like the idea of spray painting a tic tac toe in the grass and using paper plates, put x's on half and there you go.