First, Happy 2013! Hope you all had a pleasant and peaceful day.
Sorry about the lack of posting lately. We've been busy with family, which has helped me work out of a seasonal blues thingy. A few years ago I lost both parents during the holiday season, so it's likely related to remembering that. They were good people who lived long and good lives. They survived the Depression and WWII. Probably where I get my predisposition for preparedness -- Mom was always a saver of stuff "we might need it." She always had a full pantry as well, just in case. I've been missing them lately, but am also glad they didn't live to see the current economic and political games. Not what my Dad was willing to die for in WWII.
It was an interesting Christmas this year. Got preparedness-related gifts from several relatives, which was nice in two ways. First, it was what I wanted. Second, it showed their increasing awareness of the need to have those critical items available when needed.
I've no real insight today, but will be setting out on an adventure later this week. I will share more as it unfolds, especially if I find any 'lessons learned' or meaningful insight to pass along.
In the mean time, please continue to work on your preparedness, even if only a few beans and grains of rice at a time!