Tag Archives: preparedness

Preparing for Holidays

A friend of mine has been battling with her kidneys for the past two and a half months.  She’s been in immense pain, had at least three trips to the ER, had two out patient procedures, one of which was … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

My eldest got her braces off early last week and today got her bi-annual cleaning.  She’s still smiling.  Things have improved so much in the world of orthodontics.  She only has to wear the retainers full time for two weeks … Continue reading

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Goals, Not Resolutions

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but there’s nothing wrong with a few goals.  This year I want to learn more about knitting.  I got a small start last year thanks to a friend.  Now it’s time to really work … Continue reading

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Please prepare

There are so many things around which remind us of the need to be prepared.  Hurricane Irene was a tragedy which many weren’t ready to face, and parts of the east coast still don’t have power.  If a storm took … Continue reading

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Remembering gas prices of 2008

I think with gas prices on the rise and predictions of $5 or $6 per gallon gas, it’s a good time for us to reflect on what happened with prices in 2008 when gas went over $4.  Here, milk went … Continue reading

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The Family Garden

As spring approaches and we can almost start planting peas, I encourage you to think about joining our family in learning how to grow some foods.  It’s one of those old time skills that I think are worth learning, and … Continue reading

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The lost preparedness mindset

I’ve told you I’m trying to be prepared for things to come.  That’s my job as the home manager, and it used to be a normal skill (just going back to the 1950’s).  I’m not sure when people stopped being … Continue reading

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