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Month: May 2012

Fearing what?

Fearing what?

Every day, I welcome what people tell me. I like the honesty and the open discussion that comes from comments I receive on this blog. I like to debate and I don’t have a problem with people who tell me that I am wrong. Some days I am. This last month, however, I have come to one realization. Some people believe that I prep, store food, garden, and learn new skills because I am afraid. That I am doing this…

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Do you have a list of meals?

Do you have a list of meals?

I have resisted this idea for a long time. Making a list of meals that we make on a regular basis or that I would like to incorporate on a regular basis. I just didn’t think it was necessary. I had many excuses for not doing this too. Excuses such as it was a waste of time, I try too many new recipes to have a consistent list, didn’t see the benefit, etc. After reading a few books in the…

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Things always happen in threes…

Things always happen in threes…

I grew up with this phrase: Things always happen in threes, especially bad things. Last week proved this right once again (darn it) and could explain the quietness of this blog this last week. Last week Tuesday, I got the health scare I did not want. Did I think it was serious? Not really, but it had me a bit concerned. I went to the doctor to get a cyst drained because it was starting to be very uncomfortable. Not…

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Picking Ourselves Up and Dusting Off

Picking Ourselves Up and Dusting Off

Life can be hard. It can throw you curve balls you never expected to happen. Divorce. Loss of job. Loss of spouse. Car accidents. Loss of child. Many things can happen. They all take time, love, and patience to recover from. Sometimes, though, people stay tethered to those events. They let those events define them and give them excuses for their actions and non-actions. In some cases, their family and friends label them and keep them tied to the events….

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When I Have Too Much On My Mind and Can’t Sleep

When I Have Too Much On My Mind and Can’t Sleep

 By nature, I am a night owl. I love to be up late and get things accomplished at night. But I know this does not fit my life right now. I need to sleep. Getting to sleep before 11:00 most nights can be difficult. I had one of those nights last night. I couldn’t get to sleep. I had so much on my mind and things I wanted to remember to do. It just about drove me crazy! What is…

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Why Store Food?

Why Store Food?

I have been reading a lot lately on other blogs about stepping up the food storage. I follow several prepping blogs that keep me motivated and give a good direction to go in my food storage. Something occurred to me a few weeks ago when my kids were teasing me about storing food and water and the end of the world coming. My kids did not know why I prepped. They did not know why we store food. They did…

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