Sometimes I think we aren't all that far removed from the fabled hunter-gatherers of prehistoric times. True, we aren't bringing home a brontosaurus for dinner, but we still spend a bunch of time "hunting and gathering" in modern ways. And we don't even have to leave the house to do it!
Laundry is one H&G activity that has been going on for millennia. I think mothers have always asked why they must hunt down missing footwear and gather skins from all corners of the cave! I'll bet they were frustrated at trying to match cheetah tops and bottoms, accessorize outfits with saber tooth necklaces, and fold bearskins neatly.
And the working woman is nothing new. I think those tough ladies knew how to bring home the bacon and fry it up in the pan...over an open fire. The advantage they had over us is that they didn't have to shave their legs and look sexy while they were at it. In those days, a hairy leg was a thing of beauty, second only to a fuzzy armpit.
I was born in the wrong era.
Today's Small Thing is to do some hunting and gathering. You are probably already doing it and don't even realize it!
- Gathering receipts to balance the checkbook.
- Gathering up laundry, hunting for matching socks.
- Gathering dishes from all over your cave and bringing them to the kitchen.
- Hunting for the winter clothes.
- Bargain hunting.
- Gathering food for your brood of Neanderthals.
Can you think of a Hunting/Gathering activity to do today?
POINTS: An easy 40 for a primitive task of your choice!
Question: would you rather be Betty Rubble or Wilma Flintstone?
OH YEAH! My "announcement" will have to wait until Tuesday or Wednesday...it wasn't quite ready for today.