It seems there has been a lot of "little bit at a time" work all summer. Speaking of which, I am so ready for Autumn! The heat and humidity have returned and I've never been a Summer person. Except when we lived near Lake Michigan. But I digress...
I had that one last item to check off the first Procrastination List and even that was turned into smaller steps. The setting up of an online account for my insurance has been accomplished and options perused. I still need to find out if my previous retinal specialist is on their approved list.
But it is quite wonderful to think of everything that was accomplished this Summer and for the most part, all of it broken down into little "easier to handle" bits and pieces of work. A lot can be accomplished by "keeping on... keeping on".
I've decided my next Procrastination List will only be the garage for that in itself is a huge project. I used to keep up with it nicely but ummm... it got away from me. Big time. So as I've done in the past, what is up to me to organize will be accomplished a little at a time and then Hubby takes over the big stuff. That which requires heavy lifting and all.
Okay... there is a second and much smaller organization project come to think of it. That was put off due to circumstances beyond my control. Mr. & Mrs. Christopher have decided that 1) they do want the large bookshelf in the Study but 2) there is no room for it in his present little home office. So I'm to keep it for another couple of years but I can use it.
So here is what I'm going to do. Aren't you glad you asked? I'm going to get everything out of the bottom of my son's closet (which is still stuffed full of his things that he obviously does not need at the moment) and stack his books on the bottom of that closet.
So he won't be taking the bookshelf or many of his books but he will be forced to make a decision on some other items. Hehehe... Of course, I can make some decisions for him. Just as I am some of his stuff in the garage. For instance, he will never be in a size Medium clothing again so his mid-teen clothes will go to charity.
Back to the garage and all. Getting the deep freeze all nicely defrosted made it possible for my most recent essential purchase. I had one five pound bag of King Arthur All Purpose flour left so I put my Pantry Budget into purchasing four bags, when I could get them at a good price. They are now in the deep freeze getting debugged. I know some people say one should put them in the freezer, take them out a few weeks, and then put them back in for another couple of weeks.
But frankly, just thinking of keeping track of all that makes me tired. So I leave them in their plastic grocery bags,
I'm still reading and watching and listening to those folks talking about possible economic issues this Fall. I must admit my friends, it has been quite amazing how God gives the grace to a person for what He wants them to do... and when he wants them to do it. For I have been avoiding spending time listening to negative newscasts and such (much less these kinds of newscasts and articles!) for a few years. Now I can't get enough of them and I can listen without getting upset, annoyed, or frightened. He is so amazing.
But I do not have the same grace when it comes to 2016 election coverage. Already. Too much. Just saying...
I have a couple links for you this week:
A Working Pantry always has interesting information and I've enjoyed their $5.00 pantry challenges. I may not stock a lot of rice like they suggest (for white rice is like pure sugar to the body) but I do get lots of ideas. I have plenty of packages of beans put back instead. Their link is... here.
I enjoy reading information from The Kitchn, so much so that I receive their updates via e-mail. So I was very interested in their take on putting together a Disaster Kit. As per their usual articles, this one is easy for readers to do and I thought very good on their selection of items to put in the kit. It is good information for stocking pantry basics, too.
I love it that one of their recommendations is Twinkies for these people tend to be very health savvy. But if you stop to think of it, they do have a frightening long shelf life. :) That link is... here.