Even though that nasty flu bug seems to have finally departed, it has left me somewhat worn down. So there hasn't been anything in the way of sewing or food processing going on here lately. I am mostly catching up on the chores that fell by the wayside while I was down. Laundry took priority today as well as getting rid of those science experiments gone bad in my fridge.
I have spent some time on my computer the last couple of days. It was nice to catch up on reading many of the blogs I enjoy. It was not so nice to catch up on the news. It seems the left still have their panties in a twist over the election results and they don't seem inclined to stop acting like tantrum throwing toddlers any time soon. I read today about some who screamed like demented banshees in order to disrupt the opening prayer at a town hall meeting and then continued during the Pledge of Allegiance. Those on the right are not entirely blameless, either. I understand that the favorite sport of politicians has always been to take pot shots at one another, but it seems like the mood in our country has gone way beyond mere insults. I'm not so sure that the divide can be mended.
Some believe that the new administration will cure what ails us. Others believe it will ruin us. Most folks don't seem to care as long as they can watch sports on their big screen TVs, buy whatever they want at their local grocery whose shelves are always full or can get the newest electronic gadget. They think life will continue as it always has. Maybe it will.
But then again, maybe it won't.
Me...I have no faith in governments. I have no illusions that they are on my side. So I have been spending time assessing my preps and making a list of those things where I am not as well prepared as I should be. The list includes where I can find these things and the most economical place to buy them. I don't think anyone can be completely ready for whatever comes our way, but it just makes sense to me to give it my best shot.
God tells us that He will provide. I know this is true, for He has blessed me with family who care and with the means to do what I need to do. I'm not talking about providing me with a truckload of money, for that is not the case. And I don't think for a minute that God will send someone to my door with a sandwich and a Coca Cola when I am hungry. I am talking about providing me with the opportunities to learn the skills that will help me and my family should our world go sideways. I am talking about giving me the clear vision to see that all is not well.
I am noticing that many are slowing down on their preparations. Even though I feel more hopeful than I have for a long time, now is not the time to back off. About the time we become complacent is the time when we usually are smacked between the eyes with a 2x4. I have always thought that after 6 days of creation and a day of rest, God said, "OK, Murphy. You are in charge now."
I suspect I am preaching to the choir here.