Taking preparedness to a whole new level

I have always liked the saying "Prepare for the worst, hope for the best". To me, it seems like the best balance between stupidly optimistic and completely paranoid.

But today my ten year old daughter Anaya completely schooled me on how to be prepared. Completely blew anything I had ever thought of or done out of the water.

72 hour kit? Beginner stuff. Food storage? Weaksauce. Keeping a Lifehammer in your car? Laaaaaame.

Anaya is preparing herself for the day she goes blind. For the past couple days she has been walking around the house with her eyes closed, using a long white wooden dowl as a walking stick. Her response when asked why she was doing this?

"I want to practice now for when I go blind. From shrapnel. During the war."

No, not the current war going on in the Middle East. She's talking about some future war. You know. The one that will leave her blind. From shrapnel.

No matter how prepared I think I am for any given situation, I don't think I'll ever be able to top that.

You win this round, Anaya.

In the beginning...

In the beginning Liz created this blog.

And the blog was without form, and void; and emptiness was upon the face of the blog. And the fingers of Liz moved upon the keys of the keyboard.

And Liz said "Let there be a post": and there was a post.

And Liz saw the post, and it was just a little bit lame (and short). And the writings and words of this post were the first day.


But seriously folks, this is it. For a long time I tried to blog about "something". I finally gave up on that idea. What would I blog about? Some people have blogs dedicated to one or two things...sewing, or gardening, or gluten-free cooking, or gaming, or exercising, or programming, etc. I just couldn't pin down one or two things to blog about. So I decided to blog about everything. Or, more precisely, everything that interests me and sometimes perhaps even things that don't interest me. This is my "Random Blog of Most Things."

So that's the stuff you can expect to find on this blog. Now for the stuff you WON'T find on this blog. In no particular order:

1. Politics/religion. I will never blog or rant about this party or that party (or candidates), or push my religious beliefs or mock anyone else's religious beliefs. This pretty much sums up how I feel about such things:
2. Paid posts. I'm not saying I will never gush or enthuse about some kind of product, but if I do you can bet that it's because I gave money for it, not the other way around. Especially as long as I'm cheaping out with a free blog.

Pretty much everything else is fair game, though.

I'll also do my best to stay up-to-date, which is something I'm admittedly horrible at doing. And I'll also do my best to be not quite so dull as this post probably was. I make no promises, however!

Good luck!