Thursday, March 24, 2011

General housekeeping...

A couple of things...
  • I'm still working on my Disaster/Emergency Kit...and want to encourage YOU to work on YOURS, too. I feel pretty strongly about this...not wanting any of my family or friends to be caught "with their pants down" so to speak!! I am putting together a Master List of supplies for myself...and will share with you when I get it finished. As I've mentioned before, my friend Amy at Homestead Revival (don't you just love that name?) is hosting a Preparedness Challenge to help get us motivated and ready...just in case. Again...we're not fretting or frantic here. Just acting on that sense of "calm urgency" I talked about yesterday...better to be safe than sorry, right? (Oh...and if you have a Nugget grocery store in your area, they have gallons of Crystal Geyser water on sale 2/$1 this week...not bad!)
  • I'm getting ready to make some changes around here...so if Give a Girl a Fig looks a bit out of sorts...a bit wonky...a bit disheveled...it's because she's getting dolled up. It's time for a few changes...a little freshening up. She needs to clean up her act a bit...what can I say? She takes after me!
  • My washing machine broke yesterday. This has absolutely nothing to do with Give a Girl a Fig...I just felt the need to share...because I'm bummed. And because my laundry pile is growing as I type. My husband took a look at the washer last night...tore it apart, tore the laundry area apart...only to realize, it was a job for a professional. And not a professional cabinet maker! (Darnit.) I'll be calling a repairman in a few minutes...I pray it's a simple and inexpensive fix.
OK...off to start this rainy, gray day. I pray you are all well...that you are committed to putting together preparedness kits...and that your washing machines are working!

Proverbs 21:5
The plans of the diligent lead to profit
   as surely as haste leads to poverty.

8 comments:

ThyHandHathProvided said...

I can't wait to see your changes and I love the verse you chose. Hoping you're washing machine only needs a quick fix:-).

Nancy said...

darn the washer. hope it's not out of commission too long. aren't you glad we have them though and not washboards? the fix will be well worth it!

love the verse.

Kris Watson said...

I was just at the thrift store and scored some camel pack water bladders for 50 cents, and a large yellow parka for $2. I just wanted to be a cheerleader for continuing to manage and expand one's emergency kit!!! You just never know.

Kelly said...

I haven't been around blog land much lately and I miss stopping by! I like the new photos at the top.

We are as close to prepared as we can be in a house that was supposed to be temporary because it's far too small for us. There's nowhere to store extras, but we have the chickens and goats and while I might get tired of eggs and dairy, at least we won't go hungry!

We've made an offer on a house and are just in the waiting process now, so preparedness can be a goal for later in the year.

Linda said...

Love your blog...I found you from Homestead Revival. We all need to get prepared for a disaster, we never know when it will hit.

Jill @ The Prairie Homestead said...

Thanks for linking up to the Barn Hop this week- we were glad to have you and hope you'll come again! :) Have a great week!

Abbi said...

Hope your washer is working soon! That wouldn't be very fun.

I like the idea of being prepared as well. We always try to have quite a lot of food on hand but I need to look into other things like water purification.

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Glad you linked up, Michelle! Excited to see how things progress for you. Love your scripture you used - isn't it amazing how many verses speak to being prepared in some way?