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  1. Darlene, What a wonderful post! As always, you're insightful and full of knowledge! Mommy of Six
  2. Morning everyone! I have gotten a few things done already this morning, but I was ready to go back to bed when I got up at 5 LOL. Still have all the dishes to do from last night, everything was a bit crazy with oldest DD coming home. All kinds of kids around the house. Tonight's dinner is chicken divine...I THINK. I'm not sure I have any more cooked chicken in the freezer and there may be a BBQ for DD's best friend that we were invited to, but with the weather I'm not sure. Will have to call and find out what the plan is for that before I figure out what's for dinner. If nothing
  3. Morning! Yesterday I got everything down on paper to rearrange the chores, just need to finalize it. Other than that, nto a whole lot. Spent some one on one time with youngest DD, oldest DD is coming home today so I wanted youngest to have that time with me. Am getting so tired in the afternoons, but have a hard time sleeping if I decide to nap. So today I'm cleaning the kitchen and finalizing the new chore lists. Then can start in earnest tomorrow. Dinner tonight is fajitas, made with the brisket that I got on sale. Can't wait! Mommy of Six
  4. Locally I do n't have any friends of this mindset. I have one friend who has a huge pantry full of food, but is'nt really mentally prepared for the likelyhood of the cha cha cha (LOL). She's just a smart shopper. She doesn't have practical things like water, kwim? My mom preps cause my dad always did, but she doesn't want to hear about any possible "bad things". So I understand where you are coming from. I haven't found any men's groups that aren't mostly kill kill kill either. I was looking for DH. I found one for "only serious preppers, those that have spent $10,000 or more forti
  5. Is the email addy still working? I could send a few recipes each day and you can do with them what you will. Some will probably be dupes as I've gotten some from here. Anything else I can do to help? I have quite a bit of marketing experience as well. I know originally Hill said she'd do that, but she's juggling a lot right now, so I'd be happy to lend a hand with that, or with anything else that might be needed. Mommy of Six
  6. wHEN WE Have beans and rice leftovers, I tear up lettuce, put rice on it, then beans, salsa, cheese and sour cream for taco salad. Mommy of Six
  7. For most of us, preping is a financial difficulty. We have to FIND money to prep with. What are some of the things you and your family do without, so that you can build the security that prepping brings? For our family, it's several things 1. Cable/satellite TV. We get two networks, ABC and CBS. We have a movie subscription service that helps give us something to watch. We consider ourselves practicing TV addicts, LOL. 2. Convenience. We don't buy stuff that's fast and easy to cook, because it's more expensive. We buy as close to the bottom of the food chain as possible so t
  8. On the "What have you done this week?" thread, Kaye was asking about others and what they started with, so I thought I'd start a new thread for that. The answers to WHY may be very beneficial to people, as they realize reasons that may fit into their lives. How and when will be interesting, and with what will be very helpful to newbies who get frustrated that things aren't going as fast as they want it to. So I'll start How: I'd always tried to keep a few things in the pantry, at least a week's worth of groceries, just in case...just in case we got snowed in, just in case the baby
  9. What a blessing to hear that you are getting survivor benefits. I was kind of concerned about that. I don't think my mom has even thought about applying for my dad's social security, I'll have to look into that for her to see if she can. I'm going to start a new thread for "how, when and why did you start prepping" to answer Kaye's questions. Yes, Kaye, you've done great for just a few weeks, that is a wonderful start. Every little bit helps! Mommy of Six
  10. Morning! Today I am trying to get chores in order. I am using the Large Family Logistics ideas but I need to change things around a bit. I find myself running myself ragged some days and having time to kill on others, so I need to rearrange. I watched "The Notebook" yesterday. Talk about a tear jerker! Made me want to hug and kiss DH when he walked in the door yesterday LOL. Oh, how I love that man! I highly recommend the movie for those days when you need a good cry. Have to go get my laundry in soon, it's supposed to rain all day here. Dinner tonight is chicken an
  11. Yesterday I felt like I got nothing done...cause I got nothing VISIBLE done, LOL. My kitchen is still a disaster, so I'm off to work on that and to pull some more stuff to donate to the fire department. With space at such a premium here I'm getting rid of just about everything I haven't used since we've been here. If I"ve gone without it this long, I can do without it. Back up in to the upper 80s today, rather warm after our cool weather, but hopefully that means I can dry some laundry LOL. Dinner is leftovers tonight. Time to clean o ut the fridge. Mommy of Six
  12. I spent most of my food budget this week on meat 20 lbs chicken leg quarters at $.19/lb (all they had left, this store doesn't do rain checks) 29 lbs of brisket at $.99/lb 21 pkgs hot dogs at 3/$1.00 9 chickens at $.47/lb, about $2.10 each Had to go to customer service and have them manually do 5 of the chickens cause they didn't ring right. It was so nice to hand DH back the money they'd overcharged us. I really felt like by paying close attention I was taking good care of the money he works so hard to bring home. Mommy of Six
  13. Well I feel like I've gotten nothing done LOL. I didn't get the dishes done before they turned off the water, Roan slept late so there is lots not done. Today I'm cleaning the kitchen and picking up from the shopping explosion that happened in there. I did get the brisket cut up and put in the new freezer, along with the 9 chickens I bought and 8 gallons of milk on sale. I also needoto seriously mop the kitchen. Oh and get the 2 loads of laundry hung that I did get done this morning. The good news is, they are ONLY turning off the water on the North Side of town, which mean
  14. I bought a 15.3 cu. ft. chest freezer for $20.00!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy to finally have this. This will allow me to buy meats on sale so I can can them when I can find a canner and jars. Woohoo! Mommy of Six
  15. Is there a yawn icon? If there is I'm not awake enough to see it. We ended up going up to Raton for fireworks. About a 40 minute drive, AWESOME show for such a small town. We went with our neighbors and it's the LAST time we'll go somewhere public with them. They were letting their kids RUN through a crowded park with sparklers. Roan got VERY overstimulated. We spent over an hour when we were first there trying to soothe him. DH's oldest son is high functioning autistic, so Roan's getting so overstimulated by the people and noises really scared me. We already knew he doesn't
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