Saturday, January 12, 2013

Making Preparations

It's that time of the year again when the electric might go out or it might ice up or snow making it difficult to leave the house or, God forbid, we get the flu or a bad cold.

There's plenty of food in the house but I've added a few more items to my grocery list--jello, canned chicken broth, herbal tea, ginger ale, instant cream of wheat, oranges, bananas, berries, and oh, yes, chocolate.  It's important to have emergency chocolate on hand, always.

The medicine cabinet was checked--Theraflu, Nyquil, Tylenol, Vicks vapor rub, and diabetic cough syrup.  I have plenty of sugar free cough drops. John bought a case of Kleenex last fall.  We've had our flu shots.

I have a stack of books to read on my nightstand along with a small flashlight with fresh batteries in case the electric goes out in the middle of the night.  John has plenty of portable, battery operated lights in his shop. He checked the generator a few weeks ago and it worked fine. There's enough firewood. And a big stack of quilts.

I have knitting and quilting projects to work on and all the supplies I need.  I'm making sure to keep my Ipod, Ipod-touch, netbook, and cell phone charged.  

I wonder what I've forgotten?


Anonymous said...

I didn't know how to e-mail you,so am using this page. I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog and how inspired I am at all your work.How do your find the time? Also since some of you blogs go back to 07, do you still do the hats? Is there a need for them? I am particularly interested in the Indian knit mittens and hats.Thank you for all you do and God Bless you. Alene

Monique said...

I don't knit as much as I used to, but I cleaned out my sewing room not long ago and realized I have many, many small balls of sock yarn which would make great hats. There is very much still a need for them--both for preemie hats and items for the Indian reservation. Thank you for your comment and for reminding me to get back to that. :-) Monique