Monday, November 21, 2011

Ten days of Thankfulness-Day 5

Today I want to share my thankfulness for  never going hungry, even when there were times I thought we might miss a meal. I mean sometimes there isn't lunch available. Things have been so VERY different since I lost all I lost in my injury. it is tough to go from 50k a year to 1K a month. I lost my job, my career, my car. Ron had to use his SS check when they started coming 5 years ago to pay bills instead of putting them away for his actual retirement. Whenever that may be. it should have been already. He is 70, and has health issues.
We even think he had a small stroke about 4 months ago or so. Sadly, we still have a big mortgage, so my being disabled has forced him to continue working.

We may not go out to dinner once a week like we used to.  We may not even go out once a month. However we do out go once in a while, and we do get take out a few times a month.

We may not have shrimp, salmon and sirloin as often as we used to, but we still eat.
We aren't able to eat healthier, but that always seemed off balance.

Why is it you pay more for something that has less..."no added sugar = pay more"
Fruit more expensive than chips. Fish more expensive than chop meat.

I do miss the neighbor that used to give us Venison though. it is better than beef for hubby and I both...way lower in fat and cholesterol than beef.

good cereal  at least 1/3 more than the sugary crap.

Oh well.  just looking at me tells you I ain't starvin' LOL (sadly, I might be smaller if I could afford the better food though)
 but don't get me wrong I am GRATEFUL!

5 comments:

Toriz said...

A good thing to be greatful for. :)

Toriz said...

P.S. I'm sorry things are so tough for you, and I agree about the food; it always seems to be cheaper to grab a take-away or ready meal than to have "proper" food. I think it's because they're encouraging us to buy the stuff we shouldn't be eating. I mean, if it's cheaper you'll buy it, then you'll buy more... In short, they charge less because they know that in the long run they'll get more, if you know what I mean.

Laurence said...

Hello Susan, just wish to congratulate you as beeing part of a DT in I did it creation.

Laurence

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Life changes so fast... I am glad that you are able to survive! I think no matter, that is the important thing!!

Mina said...

What a beautiful post. Our lives always ebb and flow and we never know from one day to another what will happen. Blessings to you, Susan.