Take away all the pre-packaged convenience foods out of your pantry.
I don’t know what the preacher was talking about yesterday because I was in a zone, as usual, fantasizing about designs. I’ve been helping my sister with ideas for her new photoblog which she’ll be using to showcase the jewelry, soaps and other body products she makes and sells, and also pondering new ideas for my own site. FYI–lots of cool designs here. But this caught my attention. What, no chips???
In fact, take away everything but some dried beans and flour. Then take away the refrigerator. Take away the dishwasher, the microwave and the oven, too. Take away the television and DVD player and the computers. Get rid of everything but your oldest dress. Forget about your vacuum cleaner and your hair dryer, and move the nearest hospital twenty miles further away and put a midwife in it instead of a doctor. In fact, just take away your cars and your house, too, and put whatever you’ve got left in a cabin you built yourself.
I don’t know what he said after all of this either, but it made me think of how inconvenienced I feel at the moment because my husband’s car is in the shop for a few days and we are sharing a car. He has to come home early from work today to pick up the kids from school since I don’t have a car. I get irritated when my cable goes out for a few minutes!
Whenever I talk to my children about my childhood, they are STUNNED that we only had about five TV channels and no internet! Not even a computer *without* internet! No computer at all! (Horrors!) We didn’t even have a VCR and tapes. All the things we have now are just amazing. It’s also amazing how easy it is to FORGET we have all these things! (Until someone takes your car away!) And no wonder my children ask me sometimes if we even HAD television when I was a kid! My childhood sounds so primitive to them. Like I must have lived in a cave and ridden a dinosaur to school.
Makes me wonder what we’ll have in the next twenty years…… If I had to pick one invention that I’d like to see, it would be a magic weight loss pill! And hey, it could happen! We have internet now and if you’d told me about that twenty years ago, I wouldn’t have been able to imagine it. What would be tops on your list?