Monday, December 4, 2023

Monday Message

"We encourage members worldwide to prepare for adversity in life by having a basic supply of food and water and some money in savings. We ask that you be wise, and do not go to extremes. With careful planning, you can, over time, establish a home storage supply and a financial reserve." (All is Safely Gathered In)

Now with Thanksgiving behind us we need to turn to Christmas and the busy time of year. Let us remember to look for ways to give service and lift others.

This week I removed the cuffs, hemmed the pants, and shortened the sleeves on the last suit and also replaced a zipper in a winter coat.

I did a bit more moving things about and finished the fall clean. Now I can just enjoy the results which is good.

I have the puzzle set up to work over the holidays and winter days.

We try to do this every year as we set into a slower time after a hectic season of gardening and preserving food.  

I needed to work on the cuckoo clock on Thanksgiving. After we ate our meal, the clock had slowed playing music (it plays Edelweiss). So I cleaned and oiled some and it is back working good again. I love that song. This clock was a gift from my sister, she knows I love that song. 

Today I plan to slice turkey and put it in vacuum sealing bags with gravy. I made extra so I will vacuum and seal these into pouches and then freeze them. I only need to boil water and drop the pouch in the water and it heats this up. Then I only need to open the bag and most of the meal is done. So that is what I will do this day after Thanksgiving.

Here are some budget ideas... - I love the 12 acts of kindness - I love the handprint tree skirt and really like the scavenger hunt. - peanut brittle party sounds yummy. - great ideas here as well. - a list of frugal traditions. - another list of ideas.

I know you are busy at this time so listen to wise counsel from the kitties...

Missy says do not run yourself down, you don't want to get sick .

Tippy Longstockings says find time for yourself rest lots and plenty of hot cocoa stay well.


  1. tippy longstockings is very smart, I will take her advice. Love your great ideas.

    1. Yes do what she says never too much hot cocoa I say

    2. 🥰🥰👏😻😻


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