In uncertain economic times, it's just good ol common sense to hone your country skills and reduce your dependence on the grocery store, the department store, the gas station, etc. In what way(s) are you striving to provide for yourself? Maybe you've finally decided to try your hand at vegetable gardening, or sewing. Maybe you finally added more insulation to your home's attic or joined a carpool. Many people just needed that extra economic push to stop procrastinating. Share your stories with us by posting a comment below!