Time for #introductions again.
First of all, I love chatting BEFORE I start following. You'll improve your chances if you do the same - just a short note, say "hi!" and how I happened to catch your attention enough for a follow.
I'm 50+, born&raised in the US, married 30+ years to Loving Spouse.
Most of the time, I like nice & kind. But Hard-Ass Me remains vigilant.
Asking for Grocery/Food Money
I am running low on money, since I had to pay off my phone bill for the month of April. Can anyone give me any money, so I can afford to get any food sometime soon? I wanna get something other than Ramen noodles.
Please help me out:
Cash App: http://cash.me/$NatsumiKitty
Support your Fedifriends! 💚 ✨
If you're in a bad financial situation right now and need a bit of extra money to get by, please leave your links below! Paypal, Ko-Fi, whatever!
Everyone ends up in these situations at some point and we all know how awful it can be. And what with the current situation, there'll be even more people struggling.
Friends, let's alleviate some burdens and help out!
One of the reasons I find prepping valuable in a slow-burn disaster like the one we find ourselves in now, is that it helps flatten the curve for consumption of vital resources
If you already have a little bit of extra hand sanitizer at home, a little extra food, some bleach, soap, and toilet paper, then you don’t have to run out and get these things in an emergency. This helps free up those resources for people who don’t have the luxury of putting together a little stockpile
Also, your stockpile can help people around you in need. One of my neighbors is pretty much hand to mouth, I’m not gonna lecture him on preparedness. I am going to give him food and soap if he needs it
The point of prepping is to help
The point of survivalism is to help
The world ends when we decide to stop being human
So, Fediverse and Shop... I'm sitting here with my knitting, feeling at slightly loose ends because the place I go help teach #shodō has decided to stop all classes with immediate effect.
Strictly a volunteer measure, so far, but one I'm mostly happy to see.
So, here I knit, gently recalibrating my brain, for whatever the next thing will be.
Hey everyone, the ideas deadline for #TalesFromTheFediverse Volume 3 is four days away! If you’re a #writer or #artist and want to contribute, DM me with your ideas and we’ll go from there!
If you can’t do a full story, consider submitting a cover instead! Likewise, DM me with your ideas and we’ll go from there!
And as always, boosts are appreciated!
Follow up from yesterday: not a lot of help from the local bus company - am trying to light a fire under their collective backsides on Twitter. Police contact so far: will look for a lost item, and are open to me making a criminal complaint. But I'll have to time my arrival so that I am not stuck waiting hours for the next agent. 1/2
I left a bag, treasured Japanese cat bag full of a knitting project and swatches, on the bus.
Loving Spouse jumped on his bike as soon as we'd realized I didn't have the bag. Intercepted the bus on its return trip. Bag was already gone.
I can only hope someone didn't decide to help themselves to the pretty bag, but instead are taking it tomorrow to the local police station.
It's small beer in this universe but still... man, I so did not need this.
Good morning, Shop and Fediverse!
My brain seems stuck on telling me, "You should do..." this morning. So, I'm going on a mini-strike, until my brain stops that.
I mean, I have stuff to do today, but Brain doesn't work on that. It's trying to micromanage stuff I don't have to start on for *hours* yet.
Tell me something good about what's going on with y'all, to get me away from the panopticon in my skull?
For the 25th of February, I spent the day wishing I could change things or myself. So today's poem is about things like that.
"After the Changeling Incantation" is a poem written by John Philip Johnson and published in Strange Horizons in 2014.
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