down to nothing

what does that mean? People say it all the time. down to nothing but there was gas to go to the store. Down to nothing but there is food. Down to nothing but there are 14 pair of shoes. Down to nothing but there is shampoo, dish soap, laundry soap, essential oils, supplies, cat and dog food, spices in the pantry, food in the freezer.

What does down to nothing really mean in your household?

In mine, it means the change jar is empty. It means the food stamps are spent. It means there is no cereal, no milk, no gas in the car, no cat food, ONE pair of shoes each, holes in our clothes, no ingredients for cleaners, and 4 days to go till anything replenishes.

I got up this morning, made herbal tea thanks to a friend who sent me a box of tea bags, and pulled on a pair of warm hand knit socks. I said thank you to the Goddess and a bit later, a lady I’m making hats for asked me if she could pay me half of what she’ll need to give me for 4 hats she’s commissioned since she has the money NOW.

Just when you are tempted to think you have nothing, you realize because of your friends, in your hands, you have exactly what you need.


About Green Jean Granny

I believe in and practice positive living with a bit of a barb it seems. I love YARN, music, reading, history, and gemstones. I am passionate about the Earth. I am a true homebody. I've said I was Pagan for years to separate myself from a churchy upbringing and judgmental family that left me outside of its beliefs. I believe it's our responsibility to tend and protect the Earth. I basically do my thing in a (not so) quiet, amused way. I believe in the power of my own hands, the energy of combined prayer, and caring for the earth. I attend a nondenominational Christian Church. I have 6 kids, all home-born and successfully breastfed. The oldest 5 are grown. The youngest is attending Community College and living at home. I'm the oldest of 9, daughter of a missionary mother who lives in Kenya, married to the son of a preacher, with 4 spoiled dogs and and an add on (a rescued kitten). Right now, there is small balance after yrs of unemployment. My disability was approved due to degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia. I believe we owe it to ourselves to protect our mental health. It's precious and the one thing we can control. I dislike my own housework and I talk too much. I bought a house in North Carolina and after trying to get my husband here for 6 months, he had a stroke. I'm a two-time caregiver. Steve's got hemiparesis and depression and is learning to walk and trying to use his right side again. It's slow going. Our 10 kitties were rehomed by rescue after his stroke.
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