I don't watch the news and honestly, the radio isn't even on but maybe in the car on town day. And lately, I haven't even been on the computer for Yahoo or anything else to jump in my face with the "news" of the day.
It's mostly depressing, hapless kind of stuff anyway.
But...the few non-prep, don't care about pantry's or homesteading groups I see mail from here and there, being totally fed by the government spoon, have been excited about the turning of the economy, albeit slow they admit.
So, I'm wondering what I missed?
*Have we really, nuts and bolts, had some upswing financially in this country?
*Have housing markets started picking back up in those depressed areas?
*Have unemployment rates dropped -- and not just because so many families have dropped off the other end of benefit availability?
There are still banks folding up their sidewalks, folks. That doesn't speak of upturned 'recession' depression, economic whatever to me. Sounds like a still-continuing corkscrew to me.
My economics haven't changed, but I expect them to soon enough. Jobs don't have any veils of security anymore. That's just not life anymore. If we are destined to repeat bits of history over in order to grow more wise, then I'd say we are still being told to learn something about being self-sustaining and resourceful. About not putting all your eggs in one basket kinds of wisdom. About remembering the government isn't some saving grace in your life...CHRIST IS.
But, what do I know. I'm just a rural momma minding my own business, trying toteach my children how to use the shovel to dig holes and get work done...instead of spending money they don't have to discuss methods of hole-digging, and mapping out to the 'enth' degree how they might accomplish this without getting their hands dirty.
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
Blogs I Love to Visit...
- 5 Acres & A Drean
- A Pondering Heart
- Ask Jackie @ Backwoods Home
- Bateman Homestead
- Bible Version Comparison Chart
- Busy B Homemaker
- Caffeinated Homestead
- Choosing Voluntary Simplicity
- Down To Earth Blog
- Fruit of Her Hands blog
- Granny Miller blog
- Growing up Herbal
- Half a Hundred Acre Wood blog
- He Sows, She Sews
- He Sows, She Sews
- Herbal Academy of New England Blog
- Homestead Honey blog
- It All Matters Mom blog
- Just Plain Marie
- My Journey to Separation
- Nourishing Days blog
- One and a Half Acre Homestead
- Outside the Box Homeschool blog
- Ozark Mountain Family Homestead
- Reflections from Drywood Creek
- Sabbath Mood Homeschool
- Small Farm Girl
- Simple Green Frugal Coop
- Snowfall Academy blog
- Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth
- Sufficient Graze Farm blog
- The Caffeinated Homestead
- The Crunchy Chicken
- The Nerdy Farmwife
- The Prudent Homemaker
- The Unplugged Family
- The Wild Garden
- This Life I live
- Vaccination Information website
- Vintage Remedies DIY & Articles
- Wellness Mama
- Wood Cookstove Cooking blog