Sunday, December 21, 2008

Who Do You Trust? Being Prepared.

Happy Winter Solstice.

It's time for another quarterly emergency readiness check!

Sometimes emergency plans look so daunting that it's easier to do nothing. So, my goals are modest. I'm going to do a few small things each season to put us in better shape to handle an emergency.

Today is not a good day to be thinking about emergency preparedness, because honestly, at this point, having a stock of infant Motrin and Puffs tissues is enough to make me feel well supplied. I didn’t used to get sick much – the occasional sore throat that could be overpowered with enough Vitamin C – but our household has been hammered twice this calendar year. Yuck. Here’s to hoping for a healthy 2009.

In any care, back to the topic at hand. We did actually do one important thing this quarter, which is to have our will and trust drawn up. If you have children, please, please, please, put some thought into who you would ask to raise your little angels if the worst happens, and make sure those prospective guardians are willing to do it!

Call to action: Do one thing improve your emergency readiness. Buy a few cans of food (and have a can opener nearby). Store some extra water. Or get a crank-powered flashlight and radio.

And here’s our daily non sequitur:

If you have a singing role in a musical and you don’t have a great voice, you’d better be as handsome as Pierce Brosnan.


kittenpie said...

Wait - you've only been sick twice?!? At the risk of sounding mean... boo hoo! I say this as someone with a child in both school and daycare, a teacher husband, and a public job myself, so understand that we are sick all the time. It's germ central around here - poor Bun got his first cold at 14 days old thanks to the kids at Misterpie's school passing him some nasties. Yech. So I say sick twice sounds like a dream!

Mayberry said...

The other thing is, make sure your will is somewhere where your survivors can find it. I think I need to review that step.

Hope you all feel better soon!

Amber said...

I'm laughing out loud about Pierce Brosnan. I remember thinking the same thing as we were watching Mamma Mia - it's a good thing he's hot!

Mamacita Tina said...

I'm more than happy to look past his singing in Momma Mia, cuz you know, hubba, hubba.

We really need to get on the ball with planning our will and trust. I think I'll give myself a deadline.

Kimberly said...

We're good with the will and trust and all that, but it is entirely possible we'd starve to death in a natural disaster. Canned food? Can opener? What are these things you speak of?