not post holiday...technically it is but dang...the first month of the new year is very nearly halfway done. And the list of things to do around here continues to grow at a much more rapid rate. Packing, paring down, planning and stocking up. It is very difficult to pare down to the bare minimum for packing while still managing to keep stocking up.
Everything that gets bought causes me to cringe...I have to pack that now, my mind says. Not now, my other mind retorts. Well, before we move it has to be packed, mind says. I cringe at the conversation but also cringe at the thought of not buying that extra few cans of chicken or pouches of tuna or whatnot. I'd love dearly to raise my own meat, but let's face it...my current landlord is a dog hater so I'm pretty sure chickens would be out of the question. My future landlord (military housing) will most definately not allow for the beasties...so I tend to stock up on the canned variety when I see it. Tuna...well, I don't live on the ocean so raising it is a no-go. Alas, the packing and buying cycle, vicious though it is, continues. Let it be said here that I've not bought anything since before Christmas that is not vital or necessary. Yes, new jeans and sweatpants for me are necessary...especially while they're on clearance.
I've yet to decide what to do with the VHS...they remain boxed. Ditto with the record collection that has been passed from the parental units along to us (yes, vinyl...ya know those black disks). I love it dearly but no longer have a working player. The 'rents said to bring it back if we don't want to keep it, but they don't have a player either...silly people. Don't really think there is much in there that is of any value to collectors...Dad's part is mostly Jim Neighbors if that gives you any idea. A few Beatles and Beach Boys (mine and the sis') are mixed in the randomness. They will probably find their way to storage to be dealt with at a later date. Provided the later date ever comes around for me to be digging through storage.
Things is hairy folks. Scary hairy. Numbers are not matching up in the jobless/claims sector and the explaination of shrinking work force is a farce. It's almost too late for those just waking up to the world...the time to stock up and prepare for anything major runs short. Really, even if you don't believe or have the same fears you should be prepared for something. Face it...there was NO real reason besides lazy that most folks got caught by surprise with the weather lately.
Winter=cold in most parts...even if it doesn't usually get cold you should, in theory, be ready for it just in case. And newsflash...winter is only just beginning...we aren't even a month in. It's still cold, it can get colder and watch out...it might snow, ice, sleet, etc more. Just a heads up in case you weren't sure of the season or are firmly entrenched in the whole Global Warming belief system...we aren't warm here. It'd down right colder than a well diggers ass, literally. Get some real winter clothes, get some decent boots, get an alternative source of heat and know how to use it. Get thineself prepared.
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