Sunday, November 11, 2012
The other day I was at the Mission Mart and there was a whole pallet of bread products in the corner by the front door. It is donated by all the Paneras and Great-Harvest bread places in town; since there is a homeless shelter next to the Mission Mart that is financed by sales from this resale shop, it is logical for food to get sent here. I asked the manager how much the bread was, and she said "Oh, it's free! Take all you want!" So, 5 kids, one income, 2 house payments, and daughter's band trip and Christmas to pay for, I was all over that! I filled the back of my van with 8 dozen bagels, 3 bags of dinner rolls, and about 6 loaves of bread. It is amazing, good bread, too. Last night we had a loaf of rye with our chicken vegetable soup, and the night before we had French bread with our crab gumbo. It's probably not the most Spark-friendly fare, but this past week I chose feeding the family affordably over "quality fuel".
This morning one of my biking friends posted a recipe on fb for an overnight kale salad. It called for champagne vinegar, pine nuts, and pomegranate seeds, among a whole list of other stuff that I simply can't afford to buy. Really? I have to eat like that in order to lose weight? I simply can't afford to! I also dropped the Jingle Bell 5K idea today for lack of the $35 to sign up. I want to do all this stuff, I just can't afford to do it in the same way that most people do it.
Sorry, but maybe I'm feeling a little discouraged today. :(
Well, after church today, my daughter and I are heading to Comlara Park, where there is an off-road bike trail. It is beautiful weather outside! But too windy for a road ride, so we're going to ride in the woods today. If I can get through this trig homework then I'll be in business.