Wednesday, September 30, 2009
That time of year again
Today I realized it is time again to replenish my 72-hour kits. I always use the October general conference as my reminder. I have to admit this year I was tempted to ignore it. I had a number of reasons:
- Money is a bit tight and I have other expenses coming up (i.e. Patch's b-day).
- I am tired of throwing out stale food.
- I am extremely busy for the next week (actually two).
- I am lazy ;-).
But I decided to do the right thing and take care of it. I can always trim money elsewhere. And I would sure hate to have trouble arise and then be stuck with a backpack full of gross, stale food!
So I pulled out the backpacks, emptied them, made a list, and went to the store. After gathering all the items I headed up to the cashier. I have to admit I was a bit embarrassed by all the candy, granola bars, and instant foods I was purchasing. Do you ever wonder what cashiers think of your food choices? I don't usually, but this time I did.
When the kids got home and saw all the stale junk food waiting for them they were so excited. Kitty claimed the Snickers bar right away. Sweetie Peach grabbed the Starburst. I had some of the rock hard beef jerky. It was lousy, but I ate some anyway. With dinner the kids drank Gatorade (that hardly ever happens around here, so they thought they were way cool). Pretty much everything else went in the trash...
I tried not to think about it.
We will all be brushing our teeth for an extra 60 seconds before bed tonight.
And I will sleep better knowing we are a little more prepared for the unexpected.
Scripture of the Day: 3 Nephi 27:27