Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Stocking up

1 Timothy 5:8 - "If any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel."

Those are pretty strong words from Paul, and I try to take them to heart. This past week Kroger had a really super amazing sale, and yesterday I finally got over there to get in on some of the deals.

I spent $119.82 and saved $73.75. A lot of items were half price, and some things were a third their normal price. We are a little further along in the effort to lay aside some food and money for a rainy day. I didn't go over the weekly grocery budget I had set for myself before I found out about the sale, which makes me feel quite victorious and rather smart today.

And then, without warning and with no apparent reason, this morning we had a widespread power outage for a while. It was short and uneventful but it brought home to me yet again how you can't always predict trouble, and that if you are prepared you have nothing to fear. A few cans of soup and vegetables stored away really can bring a little peace to your heart.


  1. watch the expiration dates! We had some soups actually go bad in our pantry. I had no idea that they could - but they do!

  2. You're right, Jennie. Wet-pack canned items usually have a shelf life of a about year, sometimes less. Have you noticed how fast a year goes by these days? I was thinking the other day about something that happened a couple years ago and then found out it was SEVEN years ago. Sheesh. LOL

  3. Go Amy! You are awesome!