Hi, Everyone. I am stuck at home in this bad weather in Paulding County, GA. I had a rough time getting home which resulted in me spending the night at my oldest son's home with his family. My husband was stranded in Carrollton with no gas and a dead battery trying to find an access path for me to get home. For those who have never been in the military or have endured harsh weather conditions, please take this advice. Always be prepared for the unexpected.
I remember the conversations I had with my husband last year when the hurricane hit downtown Atlanta. We discussed any and everything regarding survival. We even talked about things that we had to do in the military that would be beneficial. I have been slowly, but surely, putting together a survival kit that would meet basic standards. This one has slowly evolved for home use. However, I do plan to work on two more, one for each car and a electrical kit for each car. Although, I almost got stranded, it never hurts anyone to be prepared.
With that said, here's my favorite website for starting your very own survival kit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survival_kit. There is even a link at the bottom which will take you to a recipe for "Hardtack". For those of you who do not know what that is, just go back to the Wikipedia home page and type it in. You will be surprised. Another link: www.weather.com/ready.
Now I am not going overboard with this, but being without power and water (today's modern conveniences) will make you realize that these conveniences can easily disapper and then what would you do?
Here's my list of things that will go in the main box if I am at home and need to leave home: All vital records, current taxes, extra cash (plenty of coins just in case) will be stored in plastic freezer bags; home and car cell phone chargers, the basics for any survival kit, toiletries, and ladies don't forget your specialty items for your monthly friend.
My kits for the cars/trucks will include a multipurpose lantern (the kind that has the blinking light and a few more). The one I currently have for my car has a small tool kit which includes car fuses and the lights can be lit by using the cigarette car charger which is also included, blankets, survival kit that mimmicks the one in the house, and approximately 3 days worth of clothes, couple of gallons of water. My son uses those bags that remove the air which is what I plan to do with the clothes and blankets. Since we had so much water and it continued to rain off and on I also suggest that you get rubber boots.
These are just a few things to think about. Even though we are living in the last days, we should never go unprepared and don't forget to add a small Bible if you don't carry one with you. Let me know what you think or have any suggestions for me. Until the next time, Mimisatin
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Hi, Everyone. I just wanted to say that I had a little time to stop by and give you an update. I managed to get a new job, finished training last Friday, started a two week nesting period before I am placed on the production floor, finished my first quarter of school with a whopping 3.5 GPA.
I am so glad that it is over!!! But the fun part has still not started - I want to SEW, SEW, SEW. I promise, once I get a handle on this new job, I should be back at the machine whipping up something new to wear. I truly miss that. But for now, just keep me in your prayers that I have good success. Until the next time, Mimisatin.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Hello, everyone. I just wanted to let you all know that I have not forgotten about my blog or any of my blog friends. It has been an urgent situation at my house and I thank God for keeping me and my family while we all endure.
First - my family ganged up on me and made me return to college to finish my degree. I started my Associates of Busines Administration degree through employee benefits and once I was laid off, all of that and professional certification was put on hold. So as of April 13, I have been attending college at my local university. The first two classes are online - Marketing and Sociology - and these classes are not nice. As a matter of fact my husband also returned to college and the children also. Weall attend at the same location.
Second - we opened a retail store that specializes in men's and boy's clothing. Our special interest is big and tall because those types can't always find clothing in their size which looks nice. The store is doing good after one month of business and we are glad that we were able to do it.
Third - We still needed an income to keep us going while the shop is getting on its feet. I am glad to say that as of today, I have returned to the working arena. I start Monday, May 4. YEAAAAAAAAA!!!
With all that said, please no that if you don't see a post, please don't forget about me. I am still here, just not as frequent. I promise to post as soon as I can as time allows. Until we blog again, Love Mimisatin.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
For those of you who don't know, I started taking music lessons January 2008 and have been a faithful student for an entire year. However, I have the music BLAHS (emphasis) right now. So here's the skinny.
I arrived for class on time and informed my teacher that I have a real bad problem with recognizing my notes for the left hand (bass clef). She asked, what is the problem about recognizing my notes and I indicated that my real problem is knowing which note is which then moving my hand to "C" position. She indicated, the reason I have problems with the bass clef is because I am right-handed.
Now I ask, how am I to conquer this problem. I indicate my frustration and before you know it, my class mate Hannah (eighth grader) is also having the same problem. And Hannah already plays an instrument. So the teacher begins the class with our surprise from last week and she gives us more instruction on sight reading.
Before you know it, she is writing the grand staff for us and tells us to practice it. I return home with this notion that I was going to complete this grand staff if it kills me. So while I cooked breakfast this morning, I decided to write my grand staff, just like in class. Wouldn't you know it, the blasted thing did not come out like it did for the teacher. I am so mad I could just SCREAM. The thought I had was, I am not turning this in until I get it right. Music BLAHS just are not going to get me down. Those notes are going to get on that staff NO MATTER WHAT!!! And quitting is not an option.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Why? Well my friend Faye has nominated me for the "Sisterhood Award." Thank you Faye. Awards are such fun and most of all they inspire and encourage a person. So do your part and give someone inspiration to do something they have not done but wanted to do. Encourage someone to continue with their dreams. Faye does not realize what she has really done for me. A testimonial will come in due time. So enough said and on with my selections for the newly created "Sisterhood Award."
The rules connected to the award are:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post - done
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude! - done
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post. - done
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog. - done
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received your award. - done
Congratulations to all new recipients!!!!!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Hurray!!! I thought I had three UFOs, but I didn't. A mad search ensued this afternoon looking for them and I realized they had been sold on a whim. That left me with one and it was intended as a gift for a very special person.
Here's the last of my crochet (except for the bed - previous post that I will update later). I think he's quite cute.
What do you think?