"Today, I emphasize a most basic principle: home production and storage. Have you ever paused to realize what would happen to your community or nation if transportation were paralyzed or if we had a war or depression? How would you and your neighbors obtain food? How long would the corner grocery store—or supermarket—sustain the needs of the community?" (President Ezra Taft Benson)
Today is the beginning of 2022 at the time of this writing. So far it looks the same. I truly hope this is the year we wipe out the pandemic and our government gets the spirit of working together - so much can be done when we work together.
I picked this quote to ask - have you ever thought about when everyone gets the virus like they did with the airlines what would happen? Like what if everyone in the grocery stores near you get sick? It could take weeks for them to get better. Do you have enough on hand to wait that long? This variant spreads so fast and workers are close together that this could occur.
As of now we have a big winter snow storm about to hit. Having stuff on hand is good in any event.
I have a big crockpot of chili going and just shaped cinnamon rolls to bake, what if we lose power? It's something I think about a lot. I would put the chili in a big pan and set it on a stove burner.
When I know that it could happen I make sure the dishes are washed in the dish washer and caught up and that the laundry is caught up as well. I just do this anyway but I am really mindful of what ifs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oodbG76dxPU - this is helpful, she goes through some items to stock up on in a budget.
https://theprudenthomemaker.com/blog/ - she has on this page frugal things she did and what she is thankful for, it is always helpful to read the comments too, so many ideas.
https://daisyfarmcrafts.com/crochet-dreamy-scarf/ - my daughter Sarah suggested this site and it is just perfect as it is to be soooo cold.
Something I always like is that people will make extra scarves and mittens and tie around trees or on a fence with a free sign so if people need the item they can just take it, I love this.
Being kind to each other is the most wonderful thing. It makes me think of Mrs. Wells - when I was eight she lived across the street, when my mom went to the hospital to deliver a set of twins she brought over a casserole. I answered the door and I did not know if we were to pay her but no she was just kind and now as I will be 66 in six days this memory still warms my heart and made a difference to me. I feel like kindness never ever goes out of style.
We usually go to the used bookstore for my birthday but that isn't going to happen with virus stuff so I thought and thought what would I like to do and here is my plan...
I am planning a dye fiber day.
For years I have accumulated what I would need to dye fiber from yard sales from years ago. So this is my plan for that day.
What things could you suggest for a stay home celebration? Share with us, we would love to hear it.
https://www.todaysparent.com/family/activities/fun-things-to-do-at-home/ - here are fun ideas to do at home.
https://lauragraceweldon.com/2016/02/03/45-cures-for-cabin-fever/ - more ideas for cabin fever.
Staying home should not be a punishing thing for anyone.
https://www.snc.edu/safeandsound/docs/45-ways-for-grownups-to-beat-cabin-fever.pdf - some great ideas here for those with no kids at home.
https://parade.com/1009774/stephanieosmanski/things-to-do-with-kids-during-coronavirus-quarantine/ - great ideas, I love all that people come up with.
This is the new spinning project...
I moved my sock knitting machine and soon there will be some action there.
And don't forget to keep doing some hygge with candles and coziness!
Missy says find time for fun things.
Gus said he knows choices can be hard but please choose to stay safe.