Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The sky is falling!!

Have you heard? The sky is falling! Here's a sampling of what I've heard on the radio and TV over the last couple of days. There's shortage of rice - Costco is rationing it. There is no butter in Japan. There's a shortage of wheat, oats, and just about everything because the farmers are all growing corn for fuel. Speaking of fuel gas is going to cost $5.00 a gallon this summer. It just goes on and on.

Seriously, I went to Costco yesterday (I figured I better buy some rice, which we really don't even eat very often and if we do it's brown but still if there's not enough to go around I better get some...) I expected the shelves to be bear and people running around like crazy grabbing whatever they could get their hands on but I guess they didn't get the news that the sky is falling. People were wandering around as usual, picking up giant vats of artichoke dip and rotisserie chickens. Crowds were huddled around the sample table waiting for the won tons to come out of the toaster oven. All is right with the world!

I've decided that I'm not going to listen to the news. If the sky falls I'll figure out a way to survive but chances are everything will be fine. No sense acting as if life is over now when it's a gorgeous day with endless possibilities. Besides, I've got my seventy six tubs of wheat and potato pearls galore. I did grab some honey and oil since I was at Costco - food storage lists are embedded in my brain... For today the sky is blue and sparkling and life is good! Forget your troubles, come on get happy!


Bonnie said...

I love this post. It is so much about balancing~preparing for the future without despair and enjoying the present. The media makes that pretty hard to do. I am with you I try to stay away from the hype of daily news while still trying to have a clue as to what is actually happening~not just predicted.

Deanna Munoz said...

Oh NO!!! Christian will DIE if we can't have rice...but the good news is my hiney will LOVE that there is no rice! LOL!!! Thanks for the info!