Too much time on my hands,
(T T T T Ticking away…..)
I’ve got too much time on my hands (doot doot doot)……………….
Nope, not really. But when I think about time or my blog (tikk tok- tick tock- the ticking of a clock), that Styx song often pops into my head. I wish I had more time to do the stuff I have a great time doing, like reading or yarning or canning or or or or or………
More often than not, what I have too much of – besides stuff – are thoughts in my head (which you may recall is the primary reason I started a blog). One of the recurring themes I think about, which ties very nicely into the yarn, the canning, the garden, and the chickens is preparedness.
Maybe it’s because of the earthquakes, particularly the one in Japan, and the resulting nuclear issues at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, or maybe it’s because of the fires that are raging in my state, largely due to a La Niña winter, but the issue of preparedness has been on my mind.
To be fair, much of this started with canning, prompted by a desire with yarn years and years ago to make things of value. Thus the canning evolved into knitting (because you can knit things like socks!), which is another skill set that is useful, which then led to renewed interest into growing food again, and a plunge into chickens, which I had been circling for a few years as well.
If you know me, you know that I research things, probably to death so I can have an informed opinion. In my internet travels, I have come across several sites for preparedness. To ease you into it slowly, and to avoid you feeling like I am a total loon completely off my rocker, I’ll start with Survival Mom.
Yep, that’s right. I’m not the only mother on this planet that thinks about these things! I will say that thinking is not the same as acting, and in that regard, I am woefully behind in my family preparedness. “Why worry about it, when you live in the desert?” you might be thinking and asking yourself.
Apparently, I am not the only mother living in the desert with such thoughts. As silly as that may seem, it’s a comfort to me to know that there are others besides a few of my local friends that are thinking along the same lines. But, unlike myself, Survival Mom has taken real steps to *do* something about being prepared in the event of an emergency. There is a lot to learn here! My intent is to read, to learn, and thusly to become educated.
I’ve joined the Survival Mom blog ring, and this is a great place to read all kinds of blogs written by women, which I think offer a unique perspective. Click on the link above or the icon on the right to see the blog ring.
Join me on a journey of discovery!