Hey y’all…hope your weekend was fantastic. We have been unbelievably busy these days with birthdays, crafts, and adventures. It has been a total blast and I can’t wait to share everything with you.
While life has handed us many blessings and the laughs have been plentiful my mind often wanders to something a little more serious.
Hurricane Katrina was almost eight years ago, can you believe it? I remember the chaos like it was yesterday. I remember how unprepared everyone, including the government was. For a very long time I thought that Katrina was a once in a lifetime event. Then came Hurricane Sandy.
People were without food and water and crying out for help. It broke my heart.
I realized that Tim and I are totally unprepared. And we live on a fault line. And every year I freak about tornadoes. And then there was the flood of 1993.
And then I read One Second After. Make a plan, and get prepared. If nothing else just run by the store today and buy a couple of gallons of water, a first aid kit, some flashlights, blankets, and rice.
Tim and have recently started collecting dry food goods and water, and we have a spot in the basement for emergency supplies. We have made a plan to buy a gallon of water…which by the way is only eighty cents….every time we go grocery shopping. With it being so cold outside, we are both putting a candle and blankets in our car.
We obviously hope we never have to use any of it, but having a plan today will help reduce panic if anything were to happen.
Hurricane Sandy predictions for my area (south central PA) freaked me out. “Make an emergency kit” has been on my to-do list for years. We pretty much have everything we need (that’s the soldier coming out in my boyfriend), it’s just not together. So the more I heard about Sandy, the more freaked I got. I quickly got everything together and even packed a bag in case we had to evacuate.
By the way, I have no plans to read that book because it will do more harm for me than good. haha. Irrational fears, anyone? I’d create tons of ’em.
Totally unrelated: is it too early to ask for a roundup of awesome V-Day cards? I’ve been seeing some really cool ones on Etsy. You have awesome taste so I hope you end up posting about some sweet vday gifts.
Yea, I have friends in PA and they were freaking otu as well. Lucky you to have a soldier BF…I bet you are more prepared than like 95% of people 🙂
Yea, I loved the book but I can’t lie….I started freaking out haha. Now I am reading the Host and it’s about alien invasions and once again I am kind of freaking out haha!
I am doing a V-day roundup for sure! I hadn’t thought about cards, thanks for the heads up!!!
Sure, if you count MREs as food 😉
Aliens would love you. They’d make you their queen. And Tim king of course.
Yesssss I’m excited for a v-day roundup! Prematurely excited, though. I think some people are so not there yet. Must include a naughty card or gift! haha
Hahaha…girl those things are ‘spensive! We want a couple but dang for three days food for two of us we’d be breaking the bank! They are on our list of things to get, we just have to save a penny or two 🙂
Alien Queen, I think I could handle that!
This is great! I guess these are things that are always in the back of my mind but really don’t do anything about, though I should. The blankets in the car idea is good too…I don’t even have jumper cables! Ugh, hope I didn’t just jinx myself today 😉 But thanks for the tips and they might just jumpstart me to actually do something about it. Also, I agree about the Valentine day roundup and I’m also prematurely excited 😀 I just love Valentine’s day so it always makes me excited to find more ideas or decorations!
Lydia, I have a post just for you coming out on the 5th! Can’t wait 🙂
And get those jumper cables girl! Now I am like a worried mama haha
Oh and I have read the Host too and it’s very good! But I also must admit I did like the Twilight books and her style of writing so I figured I’d like the Host too…glad you like it though but it is kinda creepy!
I love it so far…really gets you thinking! I am only about half way through and I can’t believe that anything else could happen haha. I never read Twilight, but I might have to now!!!