I vacillate between feeling confident that our Home and Farm are well stocked and that we are as prepared as we can be for whatever may next come our way – whether it be an unscheduled lockdown, to a cyclone, to not having a working car – and then next minute something tweaks my mildly prepperish brain, and I go into a bit of a panic that maybe I should be more prepared than I already am.
I think the thing that most tweaks this in my brain, is whenever I actually go in to a supermarket – especially in our local area where we have two – and I see that so many of the shelves have huge gaps from low or missing stock, or shelves that are just totally empty.
And it concerns me!
Is it because the Managers aren’t ordering in enough stock?
Is it because there isn’t enough actual stock to go around?
Maybe the doomsayers are right and I’m an oblivious naive twit!!??!!
No, i REALLY don’t think they are – but sheesh – some days that bit of panic sets in, and makes you question your own convictions…
We’d planned to sleep in, but our cats and dogs had other ideas, and decided to wake us up at some ungodly hour – and instead of going back to bed after they’d all had their morning constitutional, we decided to just get up and have our coffee and start the day.
In Part 2 we’re ready to talk more about those other things on the list in my previous post, namely: clothing, takeaways (food/coffee), cigarettes/alcohol, car expenses, meals, hairdresser / hair products / mani-pedis, social events and growing-your-own.
On reflection – the other day, I was shown a perfect example of how I know I’ve changed over the last couple of years.
I had to go into town to do some shopping and plus a Physio appointment, but I was also going to the house in town prior to all that, to do some cleaning up.