It feels like we're out of virtually everything in our house: butter, sugar, eggs, meat (other than two cans of tuna), laundry detergent, almost out of flour; the list goes on. As much as I should have bought groceries today I just didn't want to. I had this urge to make it "just one more day" on what we've got. I hate that feeling that we're out of virtually everything. In reality yes, I need to stock back up but keeping things in perceptive our "needs" are so much greater than the needs of so many other people.
I watched a video online yesterday about women in Haiti who buy bags of dirt to turn into dirt cookies, they look a bit like thick dirt tortillas, which they sell to make money. The very poor who have no food can usually afford these dirt cookies to fill their stomachs with because, well they are made out of dirt. They don't cost very much. I could hardly believe it, "they really eat dirt cookies?" I messaged a friend of mine who is a missionary in Haiti and asked if it was really true. Sorry, but you can pretty safely call me a skeptic. I question A LOT of what I hear, see, read. She said that it is true though. They really do make, sell, and eat dirt cookies in certain very impoverished communities in Haiti.
I really just didn't want to buy groceries today.
Spending rundown today: $0 NO SPEND day 69 for the year.
My budget for the month is $513.62 which leaves $263.41
Average daily spending for 2015: $17.98