"Each of us will have our own Fridays—those days when the universe itself seems shattered and the shards of our world lie littered about us in pieces. We all will experience those broken times when it seems we can never be put together again. We will all have our Fridays. But I testify to you in the name of the One who conquered death—Sunday will come. In the darkness of our sorrow, Sunday will come. No matter our desperation, no matter our grief, Sunday will come. In this life or the next, Sunday will come."
― Joseph B. Wirthlin
As each day seems harder to get through we need to keep our focus. We need to think not on what we cannot do, but think of all we can do!
We can take this time to build our skills...skills we now need to have. So learn to darn socks before you get holes. If you have one of those plastic eggs that hold treats leftover from Easter, put in this egg your darning needle and thread, even embroidery thread works well too. This can be your darning kit.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xnz6um - here she shows how to use your plastic egg on the inside to stretch your sock over while darning.
Put your egg kit in a box or basket with a pill bottle or baggie of buttons and a pair of scissors and a light and dark colored threads, this can be your mending basket.
https://www.ehow.com/how_12165671_fix-ripped-jeans-sewing-machine.html - here are some mending by hand examples if you don't have a machine.
http://carolescornerofcrafts.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-monster-knee-patch.html - get creative!
Then try to find frugal ideas...
This gal makes this pancake mix with no eggs. So with everyone making every egg count this is a good way - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIjoSjmssLg. After having had this I had the same recipe at a place in Florida. So I suggest this recipe.
https://www.littlehouseliving.com/scone-mix-recipe.html - I keep this recipe of hers on hand always. I just use powdered milk for the cream, you can leave out the zest and put in chocolate chips. The sky is the limit really. Yes, once again there's no eggs.
Make your own yogurt. You can see how I do it here...
So this is the finished radish sprouts. I use the green sprouter pictured above with the yogurt. I used radish sprouting seeds here. You don't have to have special equipment just sprouting seeds, a jar with a ring, and a clean nylon. Put a tablespoon or two in the jar and fill with water, affix the nylon and ring then let it sit overnight. Drain the next morning and run water back in and drain, this is rinsing. Do this rinsing a couple times a day leaving nylon and ring in place the whole time. When you have drained the jar, tip it at an angle in a bowl. This is a great source of fresh greens. These sprouts will go in a sandwich in place of lettuce is where they are headed.
Take time to learn and do fun things as well...
Here is a bookmark I tatted for a gift. So see how you can work on your skills? You can make gifts with them!
Soon I will be thinning out the tomatoes by planting them in their own containers till I can put them in the ground. Think outside the box. Use your planters for food instead of flowers or along with flowers, I love flowers.
Gus says to be safe out there and learn how to stretch what you have, this will not be a short term thing.
HOLA BECKI: ¿COMO HAS ESTADO? ¿SIGUES EN CUARENTENA? AQUI SEGUIMOS IGUAL, LOS DIAS PASAN Y PASAN, A VECES NO SE EN QUE DIA ESTOY VIVIENDO JAJAJA, NO SE SI ES DIA DE SEMANA O SABADO/DOMINGO, EN ALGUN MOMENTO ESTO PASARA ¿NO? COMO SIEMPRE, ESPERO TUS COMENTARIOS DE LOS LUNES, ¿NO PUEDES PUBLICAR MAS DIAS? TAL VEZ 2 O 3 VECES POR SEMANA, TIENES TANTOS CONOCIMIENTOS, TANTAS IDEAS, QUE SOLO 1 DIA NO BASTA, ¿LO PENSARAS? TIENES MUCHAS INFORMACION PARA COMPARTIR, ME GUSTA COSER LAS MEDIAS, TENEMOS BASTANTES EN CASA Y SIEMPRE HAY QUE ZURCIR, ME GUSTA ARREGLAR Y COSER LA ROPA DESCOSIDA, COSER BOTONES, LO QUE NO ME GUSTA ES CAMBIAR CIERRES, NO ME GUSTA PARA NADA, NO LO HAGO MUY BIEN. HE ESTADO LEYENDO EL BLOG DE UNA AMIGA Y ELLA ME COMENTO QUE HABRA ESCASES DE ALIMENTOS EN TU PAIS ESTE VERANO, WOW QUE PROBLEMA PARA MUCHOS, PERO LAS PERSONAS QUE SON COMO TU, QUE TRABAJAN LA TIERRA, TENDRAN ALMACENADOS ALIMENTOS, TU SIEMPRE ESTAS UN PASO ADELANTE, TE FELICITO. SABIENDO LO DE TU PAIS, CREO QUE PREPARARE SEMILLAS PARA PLANTAR PARA NUESTRO PROXIMO VERANO, LO HARE EN MACETAS, YA QUE MI JARDIN NO PUEDE PRODUCIR ALIMENTOS, CREO QUE ME TOMARE UN TIEMPO PARA VER QUE PUEDO SEMBRAR, ME PREOCUPA EL TEMA DE LA ESCACES, CREO QUE ESTO SERA A NIVEL MUNDIAL, ¿TE IMAGINAS NO TENER QUE COMER? HAY TANTAS BOCAS EN MI HOGAR, PERO SE QUE DIOS NOS DARA EL PAN Y NO PASAREMOS HAMBRE. ESPERO QUE PUEDAS CONTESTAR, TE ENVIO UN ABRAZO A LA DISTANCIA. BENDICIONES.ReplyDelete
you are too kind i have been doing this blog for many years have you seen all the posts? your friend is right we have meat plants closing due to virus this state i live in never did shut down i wish it had they put restrictions but now they lifted those more will catch it. We are staying in. like you it gets scrambled what day it is tho Sunday we get a talk on line. there are shortages already the stores put limits on things i am not sure how large families are doing...we do only pick up groceries where we tell the store what we want they put it together we drive there they put in the trunk then when i get them home i clorox wipe everything but it is kind of scary to see how fast things went bad. On the news they are asking gardeners to give their excess to the pantry. That too makes me think the worse is ahead of us yet. I am glad i stored yeast in the freezer because it isn't in the stores i did see it on line last time i bought yeast it was two one pound packages for 4.11 on line now same amt same brand 34.99 so yes shortages here have begun...being able to make bread is very important for our budget....they are saying a second wave worse then this is coming in fall i dare say this was a trial run you be safeDelete