Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wake Up Call

As much as I joke about Kizzie the cat's supposed reaction to running out of food, that incident served as a bit of a wake up call.  I have been faithfully shopping sales and canning and dehydrating everything I can lay my hands on.  But after taking an inventory of my food storage, I find that there are gaping holes that need to be filled - mostly items that I can't make at home but have to purchase.

I have no idea what our government is going to do.  They may come up with an eleventh hour temporary solution - or not.  What I do know is that those in power have done their level best to inflict as much pain as possible on our citizens.  It is a level of meanness that I didn't think possible in my homeland.  And along with those acts of cruelty come the threats to the most vulnerable of citizens.  I don't care what your opinion is of those relying on the EBT program to feed their families or of those who rely on Social Security or of those receiving veterans benefits.  These people should not, under any circumstances, be used as pawns by those who are supposed to have the best interests of all Americans at heart.

So I have some decisions to make in the next few days.  Do I hold on to the wee bit of cash I have been able to put aside so that I will be able to pay my rent for a while should my Social Security check not arrive, or do I fill the holes in my food storage.  Can't do both.

I think what irritates me the most is that I have worked hard my whole life without making use of government welfare programs.  Even when times were tough, I refused to give in, but worked harder and made do with what I had.  And now my very survival is being threatened so that some politician can blame some other politician for the fix we are in.

God help us.


  1. Wait and hold your cash. They'll get a temp fix if only for a month or two. Then make your purchases.

  2. Stephen, that is sort of what gut instinct tells me to do. Thank you for your advice.

  3. my fear is that the recent debacle with EBt cards in Louisiana was a merely to " test the waters"
    I believe something bigger is coming in reference that.

  4. I had a similar reaction when I read about that. But then, I have been wondering if "testing the waters" has been the reasoning behind a lot of what has been happening lately. Just how much is the American public willing to take before they say, "Enough."
    But then, I have been accused of wearing my tin foil hat a bit too tight. Somehow, I don't think so.

  5. Well, my solution to this problem requires lightning bolts and some accountability. Both require some divine intervention and I pray it's coming soon.

    They won't let the economy tank because their handlers have too much at stake.

  6. Jess, I like the lightning bolt thing. And I think that divine intervention is sorely needed. You are probably right about the economy. Those who own the politicians have way too much at stake to let it collapse.

  7. I'm proud of my hard working mom. You taught me a strong work ethic and how to take care of myself and not rely on others for handouts. If I were king for a day, you would have to pass a drug test to receive a welfare check because I have to pass one to donate my hard earned money into it.
    Thanks for passing on the value of earning a living.


  8. Wow! You know that as parents we are not always sure we are doing the right thing by our children. You make me proud, son. In so many ways. I agree with you on the drug test. And thank you for renewing my faith in the next generation.
    Love, Mom