Times are changing rapidly these days as people are hunkering down at home and the good thing is they are getting to spend more time with their families, catch up on things, read books, journaling, homeschooling, pursue hobbies, write, sew, watching movies, eating more down home-cooked meals and getting a chance to really slow down a bit, nap and get some much-needed rest. While there are some people who are becoming restless as they are not used to having so much time on their hands.
But I have to say that staying at home a lot has become easy with time for me and what I love doing is dressing up at home because it keeps me from falling into a funk and so it makes me feel good and keeps me encouraged. So recently I ordered bunches of cotton, colorful and inexpensive summer house dresses, you know the ones women used to wear back in the day. So I put on one once I am out of the shower in the morning as I am halfway dressed. I feel so fresh, pretty and clean in these things while I fix my hair and put on some cute earrings, mascara and lip gloss and a bit of perfume then have breakfast. So doing this simple thing like dressing up a little can help lift spirits in times like these.
So then there is the question as to what happens next. The direction in which things are going it seems kinda scary I know. Making the best of things is really all we can do right now and so we will have to be very, very smart and creative when it comes to the future. I tell you, I grew up in a time when everyone was poor and most people didn’t realize how poor they were because everyone was basically in the same predicament. So that’s what’s going on now. Everyone is home and in the same predicament of trying to make the best of it. But I remember the mothers back in the day that always tried to look their best and did not let themselves go, but they made themselves look as pretty as possible and kept their homes as sanitary clean and neat as possible while using what they had which was not much yet made do and so that combination of things had a lot to do with keeping everyone’s morale up at home.
I know a lot of people do have many thoughts in their minds now about their personal security. As they are wondering and worrying about how are they going to survive in the midst of and after all of what’s been going on because life is changing a great deal and so quickly for the majority of us and then things may never go back to the way things once were. It also seems that a lot more people have woken up and have started prepping now and thinking of ways in which to be more self-sufficient, which is a good thing.
So even tougher times may be coming…
I am so saddened that some of us have lost loved ones, may lose their livelihoods and as a result, many will lose their homes or apartments. Some of us might have to move back home with parents or grandparents. Some might have to resort to living in their vehicles. So we all will have to do whatever we must do in order to continue to survive. I have thought about these things as a prepper and so here’s what we been doing lately.
A few years ago I thought it a great idea for us to designate a room for hydroponics. So in addition to what I already had purchased years ago, recently I ordered several more pods for my aero garden and another harvest container. I am ready to have a bunch of these little aero gardens going at the same time in this room. I like that having these indoor gardens going it can be especially helpful during the winter months to add fresh vegetables to our meals. So this is a good idea for those who don’t have access to a backyard. And with all the talk about a coming ice age, these will be especially helpful. So this month I ordered a bunch more pods like southern greens, salad greens, tomatoes, and bell peppers pods. And so I am looking forward to trying them out this spring in addition to our small outdoor kitchen garden. We picked up a couple of different kinds of tillers as I already have bunches of saved seeds stored up and ready for planting.
With my husband at home now I’d like to see him oversee and hire someone to help get planted dozens and dozens of raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, and elderberry bushes. Some fruit trees, herb and flower beds. Lots of raised vegetable beds. Plant garlic, green beans, cucumbers, melons and give a try to set up a couple of beehives to produce honey and a chicken run for some chickens to produce some eggs. So we are flipping thru seed catalogs for the future.
Camping Gear And Water Filtration System:
It’s good to be ready for living outdoors and or in a vehicle. And so we have our sleeping bags, self-inflating pillows, blow-up mattresses, two-person camping tents, a portable camping shower tent, a portable toilet, and a 5-gallon camp shower bag. We recently added a couple of 12-volt mugs and a hot logic warming tote to go with our Berkey Water Filter System. These camping things come in very handy for living in a vehicle, camping in the woods somewhere and can be used inside the home during the winter in case there is no heat.
Cut Up Old Tee Shirts For Masks
I also took a bunch of my husband’s old tee shirts, bleached and put them through the wash and cut them up to create a bunch of face masks. I plan to send a couple to family in New York and give a few to my neighbor because the disposable ones we have will not last forever.
~I send out best wishes for everyone.~