My Supa Fly Teapot

8:17 AM Katy 6 Comments

My employer (like most businesses not already going bankrupt) has announced layoffs. I am hoping that my facility will not be affected, since we already went through heavy layoffs previously, but of course this is not helping my anxiety. *breathing in paper bag*

So to proactively deal with the horrible possibilities that loom in the distance like Godzilla, I decided to go shopping for some necessities.

I wasn't kidding about stockpiling rice and canned goods. Oh yes I am:

Ever since I read Leigh's great post on food storage & hard times, I've been thinking: How long would we last if I got laid off indefinitely? I don't want to be in a position of depending on outside aid in a crisis. I am already feeling calmer, now that I'm building an emergency pantry.

And then I saw THIS:

oh yeah. It's the same shiny Viper blue as the auto paint on the bed!! It's soooo going in the beach house.

You see? I buy beans & rice to prepare for the worst, but the teapot is my token of hope.

So there.



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6 comments:

  1. Teapots. Lifting spirits, making me happy. Do t forget to rotate your canned goods, they do not last indefinitely. I learned that the hard way last week.

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  2. Even if it's not when you are laid off, but when times are lean, I want to start a food storage pantry....you're motivating me.

    This will sound sexist, but as a girl in the field of engineers, you are safer than most...plus it sounds like your boss loves you

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  3. normally I would agree with you Mollie, sexist or not. But we had another female engineer here who was already let go.

    It's ok - I am just trying to prepare, and yet I remember that God has absolutely taken care of me & my kids these last 4 years since the ex left, sometimes miraculously.

    So... HOPE it is! But with an emergency pantry! lol (thanks Beth - i'll remember to rotate the canned goods)

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  4. Your posts crack me up. Hey, as a single mom I did actually quit a horrid job (but a 6 figure horrid job) and planned for 1 year with no salary, that turned into 2! Long live the blue teapot as your token of hope. Trust me, my kids didn't starve - and fortunately both love rice :)

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  5. Katy,
    Love the tea pot we all need bright things in our lives!
    dee dee

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  6. absolutely. one penny for rice in order to live, and one penny for the teapot for a reason to live. that blue is muy awesome. it had to come home with you. i have the same thing. except where yours is blue mine is dirt red. and except for where yours is metallic, mine is stone. :)

    oh and yes there is a pendant in the makes about false moves and horses. stay tuned.

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