Saturday, February 29, 2020

Pandemic Pantry ~ Give Those Germs the Ol' Heave Ho

With all the news about the Coronavirus, I thought I'd write a series of posts on how to best prepare for what may come our way. In Wednesday's post, we discussed what we should squirrel away in our medicine cabinets. In Thursday's post, we opened our kitchen cupboards and took account of what we needed.

Today, let's roll up our sleeves and tackle what we may need to keep our homes tidy and germ free.

What might we need if we are quarantined at home for 30 days?

Reports have stated that the Coronavirus may be viable on surfaces for 5 days.  Let's do our best to wipe our counters, doorknobs, cell phones, computers, kitchens, bathrooms, etc with germ killing products.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Pandemic Pantry ~ Kitchen Necessities

With all the news about the Coronavirus, I thought I'd write a series of posts on how to best prepare for what may come our way. In yesterday's post, we discussed what we should squirrel away in our medicine cabinets.

Let's tackle the kitchen cupboards today!

What might we need if we are quarantined at home for 30 days?

Fresh Fruits & Vegetables - It is great to have a supply of fresh fruits and vegetables but these may not readily be available to purchase.  Gardens do take time to grow.  It may be a good idea to look into buying a few vegetable plants that are already mature.  Many can be planted in containers and kept in a small sunny spaces.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Pandemic Pantry ~ Medicinal Musts

 With all the news about the Coronavirus, I thought I'd write a series of posts on how to best prepare for what may come our way.

I found an excellent source of up-to-date information on the Coronavirus that is easy to understand.  The YouTube channel is by Dr John Campbell. Dr Campbell is a clinical nurse, medical teacher, and author from Northern England who is posting daily updates and information via YouTube. I have found these videos so informative and interesting!

Back to preparing

What might we need if we are quarantined at home for 30 days?

Today, let's talk about stocking up everything to meet any medicinal needs we might have.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Embracing the Familiar

Before I begin a new journey, I take note of where I was and where I am now and where I want to go from here.  What will I need to bring with me?  I could randomly throw everything I see into a suitcase and hope that I will have everything I need.  This works well for some people.  I don't think I'm wired that way.  I take my time and meticulously prepare lists, carefully pack, and then I am ready to begin.

Sometimes the best journey to take is to return to where one began.  So much has changed in the last few months that I feel the need to surround myself with the familiar, the comfortable, and the ordinary.  And so I return to my writing roots ~ By Lantern Light.

My hope for the new year is to embrace the familiar, to be content with the comfortable (and uncomfortable), and to find beauty in ordinary days.