I simply cannot describe the swing of emotions that are taking place at the Hobbit house right now. I wouldn’t know where to start and if I do I’ll just get emotional all over again and that is no good for anyone here. It’s such a big story to tell and there will be a time and a place for it one day, well into the future. Instead I’m staying focused on my 1940s Experiment and keeping my head above water.. taking one day at a time. That is ALL I can do..
There are 9 days left until this year of rationing and re-creating 100 wartime recipes is over. It’s been an incredible journey. I’ve learned so much about WW2 rationing and how it is possible to make do and waste less. I’ve a new appreciation for things…
This past year has also thrown me into really tough times economically. I found myself doing EXACTLY what the 1940s Housewife would have done…”mend and make do or just do without”. I have to say my children have been wonderful… I am so very proud of them. They have NEVER given me a hard time about what I cannot provide. They will take these times forward with them and learn from them too..
But while times have been challenging MANY wonderful things have happened. The main thing being my quality of life and how healthy I feel too (even with 70 lbs still left to lose to get to the weight recommended for my height)…I feel in control of at least that aspect of my life and physically stronger now which will help me navigate the rocky road ahead.
Suddenly now it is everything else I find overwhelming, not my weight..