Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Keep'n it Real
I am back at work now and gotta say, that a full time job really gets in the way of crafting!
Another setback for me has been the rising price of gas. I need to get three little things from Joannes in order to finish a few projects. Each night last week I thought about going, but I only had a quarter tank of gas and I was trying to put off a fill up. Joannes is out in the valley, so I have to cross Laurel Canyon to get there. It really is uphill both ways. The thought of spending $40 on gas just turns me off. Now, that's sad. Today I filled up at the "cheap" station ($3.89) and maybe tonight will be the night.
I have also cut back on the thrifting. I have just stopped at the one store that is on my way home from work. I did find a great chair for my sewing table. Alas,I went to the grocery store on that same trip home and I couldn't carry everything in. That great chair that I *had* to have is still in my car!
Is anyone else cutting back on the crafting or thrifting lately because of rising prices?
Anyway, I have been blogging about preparing for a potential disaster for the folks at California Volunteers. They gave me a wonderful survival back pack and I am working on filling out our disaster plan. But, I must confess that more of my time has been spent archiving our family photos on Flickr. I scanned hundreds of photos while I was at my parents house in Florida. Those cuties up there are my father with his older brother and sister. If there was a disaster, knowing that the family pictures are backed up somewhere on the net would make me feel better! I doubt that is what they meant by bloggigng about disaster preparedness, but hey it's true!