Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Back to normal

Well I suppose I'm not normal so getting back to normal isn't really a good statement. The normal people scare me.

My weekend without using the computer was a success, I didn't even watch the news. Spending time with family and friends is always nice, the holidays just make it a little more festive. We had a traditional Christmas dinner that ended up being later than planned, somehow 4 bottles of wine got emptied and then no one really cared about dinner so much. I don't really drink so I was just relaxing and cooking the turkey when I realized everything was done and I had to herd everyone to the plates. Fun.

I'm looking forward to the new year, time to make some goals and slowly check them off my list. Planning a trip to Mexico later in 2012, planning a trip to Moab in the spring. I have a lot of weekends booked up with work events so I have to plan everything very carefully, nobody can take my place and do things the way I like. Lot's of running to do, my training is going well, getting back on track after all the snow (hard to run for a few hours when it's so deep).

All the food laying about this weekend got me thinking and I spent a couple hours in my food storage checking supplies. After reading an article by another blogger (http://whatifitistoday.blogspot.com/) about food, I was wondering how much I really have. Inventories and such are fine but when you actually put pen to paper and calculate, things can change. I was very confident that I have a lot of food, about 2+ years worth. After figuring a lot of things out, and some guessing, I'm pretty accurate in that figure but I do need a few more things in the basics category (pasta and flour). Huge variety and the ability to cook, drink and clean made me very comfortable.

I also realized when SHTF that I will have a lot of company, but that's a post for tomorrow perhaps.


  1. i'm glad you had a nice Christmas and a nice time off of work! are the trips to Mexico and Moab pleasure trips? i sure do hope so!

    anyway - i am looking forward to 2012 as well...i think it will be a very interesting year!

    take care buddy!your friend,

  2. Pleasure for sure, diving and jeeping.
    I've got a work trip to Vegas and Orlando, so I should be able to get some fun times in on those trips as well. Plus a lot of long weekends to places for running training.