if you have followed along here for a while, I am easily distracted. Sort of like a dog when it spots a squirrel. :)
While digging through some boxes and baskets, I came across a partially finished granny square afghan that I had completely forgotten about. How a person can forget about a green and purple afghan is beyond me, yet there it is! And because the weather here has been bitterly cold, it occurred to me that an extra blanket might be a good idea.
I have been working to finish the afghan to the exclusion of everything else. Partly because I wanted another warm blanket and partly because I was feeling a bit of burn out concerning my food storage. Sometimes, we just need a break.
The afghan will be finished today, for all I have left to do is to crochet one row around the edge for a border. After that, it is back to stacking food and supplies to the rafters, starting with several quart bags of strawberries in my freezer that need to go into jars before freezer burn finds them.
So far I have not heard of empty grocery store shelves here in my neck of the woods. But I am noticing that substitutions as far as brand names or types of some goods are becoming more frequent. For instance, my grocery order last week included 4 rolls of parchment paper. I got 2 rolls because that was all that was on the shelf. I also ordered 4 large bags of shredded hash browns to dehydrate. What I got was 4 bags of potato dices, marked 'hash browns' on the bag. We preppers are nothing if not flexible, so the diced potatoes went into the dehydrator anyway. I know I will find a use for them.
Keep stacking it, my friends. We are going to need every crumb.