I admit it. I read too many Y2K books. I didn’t really think terrible things would happen when the clocks turned to the year 2000, but I sure didn’t want to suffer if something bad did happen. So, I had a well-stocked pantry, just in case. Not only that, but I also cleaned out another closet in our playroom and stocked up more stuff. Of course, when absolutely nothing happened on 1-1-00, none of us preppers wanted to admit that we prepped.
A couple of months later, a prominent city leader was visiting my home. I had to leave the room to get something and left my guest in the playroom in the company of my very talkative five-year-old daughter, Katie. My guest sweetly tried to make conversation with Katie by asking her questions such as “Is that your room?” pointing to the door on the right.
Then, “Is that your sister’s room?” pointing to the door on the left.
Then, I heard her say, “What’s in there?”
My heart pounded and silently I pleaded, “No, Katie! Don’t go there!”
And of course, she did.
“That’s our Y2K closet. You know, cause of the Millenium. It’s got food and stuff in there.” I re-entered the room red-faced and embarrassed.
Thus, began my habit of keeping a well-stocked pantry. Well, that and the fact that I am pretty lazy about going to the grocery store and I want to do it as little as possible.
We are Sam’s people. Having a large family means we consume a lot of food. I hate running to the grocery store every other day, so I usually make 1-2 huge trips a month, and then add consumable trips (milk, bread, fresh fruits and vegetables, etc.) as needed.
So, my Tuesday Tip is to keep a well-stocked pantry, not because the world as we know it is going to end soon, but because… well, you just never know!
A wife of noble character who can find?…
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come…
She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.