"Recent surveys of Church members have shown a serious erosion in the number of families who have a year’s supply of life’s necessities. Most members plan to do it. Too few have begun . . . It is our sacred duty to care for our families, including our extended families." (President Thomas S. Monson- note: the italicized parts were italicized in his original talk)
We need to be ever engaged in putting in what storage we can at this time. It would be a prudent thing to do.
Just do the best you can. Remember what things were cleared out of stores, be sure you have food and things your family will need. It might be time to stop getting the extra for a bit till you have the needed items in.
For me, I noticed I needed oatmeal since we were low on it. So instead of getting other things, I chose to get the oats in. I called three different stores to find the best price, I also checked on Amazon...Aldi's won at the lowest price.
So look at what you are low on and beef that up.
I feel that we should work better at preparing than we did in the beginning when the pandemic first started.
This round of the pandemic could be longer.
We should plan for the worst and hope for the best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UjlTj4qQtg - she talks about what she is working on in her storage.
I mentioned last week things I wanted to do...
I have quite a few libraries in my house. The first picture is of the cozy mysteries. My grandma liked mysteries and I take after her. Cozy mysteries are good, clean books - no nastiness, no gore kind of things. I have fibromyalgia and can't take scary or nasty type things, just cozies.
Another area is knitting books and another has spinning and weaving, another has sewing, and I have one area with basket-making books. There are also cookbooks, canning cookbooks, and a whole shelf of bread cookbooks.
You can set up your libraries and they can be free too! I have mentioned www.freereadfeed.com, they put free books out every day.
Libraries have book sales and they also have free book stacks, they will also have free magazines as well.
This whole thing can bring you down. We feel we cannot fix it, but we can pray.
Missy says, keeping up your exercise helps, so do some if you are not already doing some.
I have been dehydrating produce out of the garden this year...just not a lot to can so this has been working for me this year.
The tray has parsley on it. How do you dry parsley? Well, when it's dry, I place a white paper (it is just what I grabbed) then place the tray over the paper, rub the parsley back and forth on the tray, then toss the stick parts away and use the paper to pour in a jar with a canning funnel on it.
Be sure to have your favorite treat ingredients on hand.
I like to have ingredients to make our favorite chocolate cake on hand to make when we have hard times...I feel like we are all having hard times now. (Click HERE for the recipe and scroll down part of the way till you see it).
Our hearts are sad to see things going on with all the death and turmoil and disasters going on, all while we are in a pandemic.
The CDC says we all need to wear masks, vaccinated or not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6UcIDaxfqk - here you can make a cloth mask.
Find fun things you enjoy and find/make a space to put them. Here I organized a corner to spin in. Start gathering the things together you need to make yourself a space.
Gus says these are all things to show you how to prepare for this time that we find ourselves in. Make a cozy place within your four walls.
Let us know what your plans are to cozy up your place and to keep your spirits high.
Please be safe.