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How can it be Feb. 2010?

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  1. 1. What brought you here? (You may choose several)

    • personal financial setbacks
      55
    • strong weather/earthquake concerns
      49
    • rumors of Bird Flu pandemic
      25
    • world/national financial instability
      162
    • heard the government recommends preparations
      17
    • fears of terrorism affecting our lives
      61
    • general uneasiness about life today
      200
    • other
      109
  2. 2. What are you looking for? (You may choose several)

    • saving money
      175
    • which foods and how to use them
      176
    • growing food
      185
    • how to can and/or dehydrate food
      193
    • safe storage of supplies
      215
    • animals for food supply
      106
    • animals for protection
      63
    • weapons and personal protection
      106
    • city dwellers' concerns
      97
    • country dwellers' concerns
      121
    • support and encouragement
      194
    • safe place to discuss these things
      220

P.S. I'm trying to get around the software to let me post in 2010, but no luck so far. So, I'm letting the computer think I'm posting the last day of Dec. Boy, I have so much to learn about computers!

I'm also ashamed to see that I haven't posted since Sept. One reason is just not being inspired to write, and another is shortage of free time (like everyone else, I know).

Right now I'm fighting a bad cold/crud ??? So, this may not be coherent.

Last weekend, we were snowed/iced in, but did have power, thank you Lord!

It was just DH and myself as youngest DD and DGS were at her boyfriend's (father of DGS) home.

It was so nice and peaceful. DH had the crud, so he had time to rest and I had time to work on a prayer quilt.

I had cleaned the house on Friday, and it stayed cleaned. When we would be snowed in with the kids all still at home, I would spend the whole time, cooking, baking (kids well fed were happy kids - lol)and doing laundry (every time they would come in from playing in the snow - didn't want to have wet clothes laying around if the power would go out). We tried to go to church on Sunday, but couldn't get down the hill, so we came home and read the Scriptures for the day. Today, we still have some snow on the ground but the temp is above freezing and the sun is shining. I'm still working on the prayer quilt, but it is closer to being finished. Funny story about this quilt. Back in Dec. while DH was having a physical, I sat in the waiting room and worked on a prayer quilt for a friend from church who will be having open heart surgery tomorrow. This little old white haired lady with a walker came over to see what I was doing. She said, I wish I could have a prayer quilt. I took a deep breath, then told her I wouldn't be able to work on one for her till Jan.; and asked her what color she likes "blue". I wrote her name and phone number down in my planner, and hope to be able to call her next week to arrange a time to meet to give her the quilt. DH asked me if she is coherent enough to remember that she wanted a quilt. I said if she doesn't want it, I know that God will have someone ready to use it. Never a dull moment around here.

DH will be 61 in a couple of weeks and it looks like we will be making home made pizza for his birthday dinner. Just not sure what day we will get to celebrate it - logistics are a little daunting to try to get the whole family all together.

I have started making the artisan bread in 5 minutes or less a day, and the family really likes it. The last two sets of dough I used wheat flour that I ground myself. I used 1 cup whole wheat flour and 5 1/2 cups unbleached flour the first time, and 2 cups whole wheat flour and 4 1/2 cups unbleached flour the second time. Both very good, and soooo very easy!

I was at WalMart a couple of weeks ago, and they had heirloom seeds "Ferry Morse"brand I think. They were $2/pkg. I bought 10 pkgs, and can't wait for Spring and getting the garden in.

Last year, at Lowes, we bought the AeroGarden and accessories on clearance. We are eating lettuce from it and are growing tomatoes. DD#3 set it up for me over Christrmas. (We had also bought one for her and they were already using theirs and loving it). If I can find it on clearance again, I would buy another one to start seeds with.

Enough rambling. Take care everyone!

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