Monday, September 28, 2020

Monday Message

"Our Heavenly Father created this beautiful earth, with all its abundance, for our benefit and use. His purpose is to provide for our needs as we walk in faith and obedience. He has lovingly commanded us to ‘prepare every needful thing’ (see D&C 109:8) so that, should adversity come, we may care for ourselves and our neighbors, and support bishops as they care for others." (All is Safely Gathered In pamphlet)

This year just seems to be slinging disaster after disaster at us all over the world. It is more important than ever that we store some items ahead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yu4X9WFtCA - I love this gal, she shows you how to do a three months supply of food storage.

There is no set rule to what is in your storage, just what your family eats. I stress you start with the basics and build from there.

We finally have fall weather!

I had some apples to use up and made a pie.



I have also made a big pot of chili using up some tomatoes that needed to be used.

So keep being safe, we are by no means over this virus.

Also, for those who pray, I think prayers are needed for the people who are suffering with the virus, and the wildfires, and the hurricane victims...the list goes on and on.

Gus says we need to keep building our skills at this time too.

Here is a brief list for you to check off:

Sew on buttons

Hem

Mend

How to darn a hole in clothes, socks, even couches, etc.

How many different seams can you sew on your machine?

Can you do maintenance on your sewing machine?

Do you know how to clean your sewing machine?

Can you bake bread?

Can you cook from scratch and do you have supplies on hand to do so?

Do you know proper ways of storing food?

Do you know basic first aid?

Can you make cookies and cakes and pies from scratch?

Can you nuke a burn pile of green branches? :p  (I am working on it, I really am)

Do you have hard copies of your recipes?

Can you knit a hat, scarf, and mittens?

Can you crochet hot pads?

This list is endless, you can probably think of lots more than what I came up with.

This year with the high risk that we both have, we cannot go out and mail things so I have been working on a skill for things that I can mail.

What are you planning to do for gifts?

Missy says make preps, winter will be here soon enough and all of you be safe.

9 comments:

  1. Becky,
    Your tatting work is beyond beautiful!
    Savitha

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    1. Thank you I am still a very beginner but building that skill

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  2. HELLO BECKY: TANTAS COSAS MALAS ESTAN PASANDO POR TODOS LADOS, Y HAY TANTA MALDAD TAMBIEN QUE ASUSTA, ORANDO POR TODOS. BUENO QUE DIOS SE ENCARGUE DE TODO. HAGO CASI TODA LA LISTA QUE ESCRIBISTE, ESTE FIN DE SEMANA HORNEE UN PASTEL DE MANZANAS CON NUECES Y LE HICE UNA CORTEZA CON MANTECA, HARINA Y AZUCAR EN PARTES IGUALES, QUEDO CROCANTE Y MUY RICO, A MI FAMILIA LE GUSTO MUCHO. AQUI LA PRIMAVERA ESTA EMPEZANDO A APARECER, HAY BROTES POR TODOS LADOS, Y ESO ME RECUERDA QUE EL VERANO ESTA CERCA, NO ME GUSTA PARA NADA EL CALOR, PERO COMO DIOS HIZO LO UNO Y LO OTRO, HAY QUE PASARLO DE LA MEJOR MANERA POSIBLE. ESTOY HACIENDO ALMOHADONES PARA EL SILLON DEL LIVING, COMPRE UNA TELA QUE SE LLAMA LIENZO Y ES GRUESA, CON ESO HICE LA FUNDA PARA EL SILLON Y LO DECORARE CON ALMOHADES, ESPERO SUBIR FOTOS EN MI BLOG, TRATO DE MANTENERME LO MAS OCUPADA POSIBLE, HACIENDO DECORACIONES PARA EL HOGAR, PARA REGALAR, TENGO RESTOS DE LANA Y SEGUIRE HACIENDO MEDIAS PARA EL OTRO INVIERNO, Y CON LAS TAREAS DEL HOGAR, ME MANTENDRE BASTANTE OCUPADA, TRATO DE NO PENSAR EN TODO LO QUE ME RODEA, EL VIRUS, LOS MALOS VECINOS, EL ODIO, LAS MUERTES TEMPRANAS, ECT. SIGUE ORANDO POR MI BECKY, NECESITO DE LAS ORACIONES DE LAS HERMANAS. BENDICIONES A LA DISTANCIA Y CUIDATE MUCHO.

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    1. Your cake sounds wonderful...funny how our seasons are so different you heading into spring and we are in fall. I am hoping for a killing frost as my allergies are awful right now. Yes the virus is spiking all over the USA too. I look forward to seeing what you do with the chair. We are praying for everyone on earth as this virus so bad and all that is going on. You are right it is all scary. We just need to do the best we can

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  3. You can schedule a pickup via the post office, UPS, or Fedex online. You can even pay for it online so the pickup is contactless.

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    1. Well I will have to check on that. Thank you

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  4. I made a dessert last week, too. Mine was a pear/cranberry tart. I had just enough frozen crans leftover from last year. It's just diced fruit with a struesel topping made of oatmeal, cinnamon, walnuts, brown sugar, & a little butter. Easy and not too bad in the calorie dept. I was thinking it would be really tasty as a scoop on some hot oatmeal!

    I've been keeping close track of my inventory and such. I remember 4 winters ago when we both got pneumonia at the same time. I was so grateful for the well stocked pantry/freezer of everything we needed. We had plenty of soup, tea, honey, applesauce, eggs, etc. The only time we had to go out was on a trip to the doctor (to confirm we had surpassed the cold virus & get drugs), but were otherwise, completely able to make simple and healthy meals.

    I've started letting people know that their Christmas gifts will likely be heading out in early Nov., as to avoid the crowds. Since I mostly made masks and soup cozies, there's no worry of things going bad. They can set them aside for Christmas, forget about them, then forget where they put them, and then happily discover a late surprise during spring cleaning next year!!!

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    1. sounds like great ideas...i do remember you saying you both got sick at same time i really hate when that happens....but so good that you are prepared thanks for sharing your ideas with us

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  5. I have been slowly shopping for Christmas since June. Both my husband and I lost our jobs so we are managing with our savings and what little pantry buildup I have. It has really been a lifesaver. I broke out my sewing machine to make masks a few months ago, and have been baking more. I had some blueberries from last year that I sealed with my foodsaver machine, and they look as good as they did when I sealed them, and I am going to make a pie today. That Foodsaver has been the best investment! I have found the more I've been at home, the more I like it. I have always worked, and am also retired from the Navy. I have a part time job at my church, and I am not going to look for full time work even when we open fully back up. My husband loves me being at home too - so much less stress in the household, even though lack of money is an issue!
    Thank you for all your great advice and teaching.

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