Sunday, January 16, 2011

LAWKI Month Updates

Aunt Denise, you will be happy to hear that I am speaking at a Relief Society Activity Night about our LAWKI Month experiment. It is Tuesday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. at our ward building if anyone is interested.

As I have been preparing for this, I have reread everything I posted and realized that I never did mention my 15 minutes of fame from this on the blog. (Remember from the beginning, this is really my non-existent blog that I don't regularly post to, and notice how many times I have posted since LAWKI month.) When I wrote during that month, I did not know how to have the comments people made emailed to me. I would just check every now and again and respond when people said something. (I figured it out now, thanks)

Because of that, I did not notice for a few days that a lady (Karen) from the agency that published the book Life As We Knew It had commented and asked me to get in contact with her. It took my friend Emily mentioning it for me to go and check and follow up with her. Karen asked more about our experiment and why we had done it. She also asked if she could send my name and blog info to a person from Publishers Weekly to write an article about the whole thing. I said yes, wondering if this really was a prank call.

A few days later, a journalist from Publishers Weekly did call and interview me. She also spoke with Mette Ivie Harrison, the author who had the original idea of LAWKI month, Susan Pfeffer, the author of the book. The article was printed on November 4th and can be read here:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/45060-bloggers-emulate-susan-beth-pfeffer-s-life-as-we-knew-it-.html

Anyway, that is the update from the LAWKI Month front. I have 20 slides done on my PowerPoint for the RS activity. I am trying to not bore people while sharing some lessons learned. If anyone has suggestions for things that you most remembered, or things that made you think about your situations and even better, do some emergency prop or food storage, please comment. I could use the advice.

Thanks!

5 comments:

Denise said...

I think this is just the beginning. Way to go!
It would be fun to be there.

Diane said...

I would like to know where you got your big water tank! I've had a few people I told about your experience ask me after they saw your entry about that. The article was fun!

Slrpycow said...

We got the water jugs from someone on KSL classifieds. They were used for a saline solution and then the people cleaned them out and designed a spigot that attaches to a hose. I can't remember now how much they were...maybe $150 each?

Jennifer said...

I wish I could be there to see your presentation. A few things about your experience that stood out are the idea to date things like toothpaste and shampoo to see how long it takes you to go through them. I also loved seeing your experience with your sun oven and the success you had.

Anonymous said...

Be sure to include a slide with your Christmas card.