Friday, June 24, 2022

I Do Not Understand...

 why there are women in the streets tonight, protesting the fact that due to a Supreme Court decision, it is now more difficult for them to kill their unborn babies.

I do understand that there are those who believe motherhood is not for them.  I do not fault them in any way for their decision to remain childless.

But if a woman does not wish to be pregnant, perhaps it might be a good idea for her to keep her knees together or to use one of the many methods available to avoid pregnancy.

If she would rather kill her child, then may God forgive her, for I fear I can not.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

This and That

 I have been neglecting this blog lately.  I have no excuse, really.  I can truthfuly say that stuff gets in the way and consumes my time and attention.

My dehydrators have been running and I have added potatoes, spinach, onions and more eggs to my food storage.  This past Thursday my groceries were delivered and they included 8 one pound boxes of strawberries that were on sale.  In order to freeze them along with 4 lbs. of butter, I had to remove several bags of frozen peas to make room.  It made no sense to run the pressure canner for just peas, so I dug deeper.  When all was said and done I had 9 pints of peas, 3 pints of celery and 25 pints of meat - hamburger, pork and chicken.  

I haven't been overly concerned about the power blackouts discussed on various preparedness YouTube channels, but when the local news put out the same warnings for my area, I figured it was time to clear out the freezer as much as possible.  Taking stock of the number of empty jars I have left, I am thawing out enough food to fill them.

It has been suggested that perhaps people would take being prepared more seriously if politics were not discussed here.  I understand the sentiment, but it is my belief that the two are intertwined.  We see gas prices, grocery prices, any number of prices on other goods and services headed skyward.  Many parts of the country are finding empty shelves in stores.  And if we are honest, we can see that these problems are mostly caused by the decisions our politicians make.  

The way to be fully prepared is to know what is happening around us.  I don't mean that we have to immerse ourselves in the daily theatre that is DC.  But in the same way we watch the weather so we know when a storm is approaching, we need to know what new horrors our representatives have in store for us.

Unless something changes soon, it is my belief that we are in for a really rough time in the coming months.  Pray.  Prepare.  Pray some more.        

   

Monday, June 6, 2022

Done. Just Done.

For the last several years I have been trying to get folks to understand the importance of preparing.  But I am done.

Anyone who stops by here regularly is aware that I have the need for visits from home health care nurses to help me deal with a medical issue.  This past week a new to me nurse came by.  Nice girl.  Does a good job.

I had one of my dehydrators going on my kitchen table today.  She asked about it and I explained that I was dehydrating eggs.  She wanted to know why on earth I would dehydrate eggs so I briefly told her about the problems with 'bird flu' causing huge flocks of chickens to be killed and about the price of eggs going up.  We also touched on the issue of upcoming food shortages and inflation.

Her response?  "Oh, I don't think we have to worry about any of that happening here."

I am so done.  If these people are determined to live in the land of unicorns and fairy dust, they are welcome to it.  But I can not.

Over the weekend and today, my dehydrators have been running, drying eggs, onions, spinach and hash browns.  I have finally been able to lay my hands on pint canning jars, so in the next day or two, I will start canning whatever I am able to can from my freezer before the predicted electricity blackouts begin.

Those who believe nothing bad will ever happen are not paying attention.  And if you can not see that the plan for controlling all of us is being played out every single day, then you are not paying attention either.

I feel sorry for those who are going to be in a world of hurt because they did not prepare.  But I do not feel sorry enough to take food from the mouths of the 16 people in my immediate family and give it to someone else who couldn't be bothered to plan ahead.

I pray that our food storage will never be needed.  But that is God's decision and not mine.  So I will continue to put food and supplies back, just in case.

Pray.  Prepare.  And pray some more.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Priorities

I have been really busy and I will get into that in another post.  But right now there is something more important to me and my family.

Meet my brand spanking new Great Grandson, Oakley Andreas Bono.




Weighing in at 9 pounds 9 ounces, Oakley is a healthy boy.  He was a bit reluctant to make an appearance but finally arrived this afternoon.

I am well and truly blessed.

Friday, May 27, 2022

Sums It Up

 


 That pretty much sums up my opinion of  the current administration.

However, one might add the term 'despicable' for the empty suit and it's handlers for using the murder of children to promote a gun grab.  

Mr. President, we have guns to protect ourselves from people like you.

God help us. 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Attention Prayer Warriors

 One of the friends of this blog has her husband in the hospital for tests.  It is serious enough that he was transferred to a larger hospital for further testing.  I am sure that prayers for his health will be sincerely appreciated.

One thing I love about my blog is that I know when one of us needs prayerful help, it is freely given.  Thank you, my friends, for being the kind and caring people I have grown to love.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Bits and Pieces

Is anyone else tired of the nonsense?

God made man. And then made woman. And that is all.

Kindergarten teachers should not teach children about their gender. That decision has already been made at a much higher level.

If there is confusion about the matter, a quick peek inside knickers should tell a person what they need to know.

Apparently, lawmakers in Oregon haven't figured that out as they now require tampon dispensers be located in boy's bathrooms.

Really? That's what you people are worried about? I honestly didn't realize there were that many people whose common sense had left the building.

I have a couple of things to worry about that are a bit more important.

Like many of my vintage, I live on a fixed income that doesn't even begin to keep up with inflation. And there are many others, through no fault of their own, who are either out of work or working several part time jobs to keep food on their table and a roof over their heads.  Unlike those who stand in line looking for handouts.

My father was one of those who worked hard to take care of an invalid wife and three kids. He worked a full time day job, cleaned office buildings at night and fed turkeys and cleaned huge turkey barns on weekends.  He considered any kind of handout to be shameful.

I am proud to be that man's daughter.

I could say that the price of gas doesn't affect me because I no longer own a car. That would be wrong. Fuel runs the ships that bring goods to our shores. Diesel runs the trucks and trains that transport goods to store shelves. It also runs the farm equipment that is used to grow our food. Fuel prices affect us all.

Those of us who rent are finding increases now or in the near future. My rent is going up in July. I can afford the increase, but many who have kids at home are really struggling.

A few months ago my two week grocery bill was on the average $120. That included buying items for my preparedness food pantry. Last week the bill for a similar order was $240. I live alone. I prepare for my family, but doubt if I could feed my four children were they younger and still living at home.

Because I live a very frugal lifestyle, I can still manage. Many can not. And don't think for one little bitty minute that your government gives a rodent's behind that many are suffering. They would rather send billions of dollars to fight a war we are not involved in. They would rather send pallets of baby formula to our southern border for the illegals when our people find bare shelves in our stores. They would rather vote to kill unborn babies than to take care of those already here and hurting.

I don't know how to stop those power hungry, evil people who are hell bent on destroying this country and it's people. In my world, there are consequences for actions. That doesn't seem to be the case in their world. “Rules for thee but not for me.”

What I do have is faith. I believe that even if those horrible people don't get what they so richly deserve in this lifetime, they most certainly will in the hereafter.

I can not sort it out. But God can.