For not posting sooner...I have read all your blogs and enjoyed keeping up with you all, but just felt like I had nothing to say.
Last night the girls and I watched the second disk of this movie we got from Netflix.
I highly recommend it! This is based on a book by Elizabeth Gaskell. She is also the author of "Wives and Daughters" and "Cranford." These are also movies made by the BBC.
I also have been working on decluttering the house...I worked in my room yesterday. I also needed to rearrange the layout so that it was more "user" friendly - I think I did it! I will show you photos later, as I finished around 8:00 p.m. and then we watched the movie.
I have been reading about the coming demographic winter, and watching our nation become a socialist one...if you have ever noticed, the average person doesn't do well in these countries so we are pondering and planning a larger garden, etc...here are a couple of good links for preparing for the unexpected. Preparation: part 1
When Tim and I were in missions training we did a 6 weeks long program called "jungle camp." Tim built our house in the woods, it had logs for the framing and landscaping plastic for the walls. He built all our furniture of wood from the woods...he built our stove and oven (it worked wonderfully), I did our laundry with a manual wringer washer....canned meat, etc...so that we could have our food for 6 weeks...we made a shower out of a 5 gallon bucket with a sprinkler head - it felt great at the end of the day, when we would climb into the platform bed Tim made and read by lantern light. We are thankful for that training, as it taught us that you can live and have a lovely life anywhere! I am seeing that it is great preparation for living in possible reduced circumstances, as well.
I guess I found my voice, eh?