I didn’t write about food yesterday.
As you may have noticed, I didn’t write at all. You probably didn’t actually notice because you have a life and are not sitting anxiously by your electronic device waiting for my newest missive.
I don’t feel like writing about food today and sharing with you that although I didn’t find the hidden Rice Krispies treats, a bag of vegan oatmeal cookies did find their way into my shopping cart while picking up Thanksgiving menu items yesterday.
And I ate them.
Not all of them.
Maybe half of them.
At least they were vegan so I just blew it by eating too much sugar (which I have now figured out definitely affects my mood…and not in a good way). I am grateful to have food.
Anyway, I didn’t write because it is the week of Black Friday and the folks in this family who work for actual money work in retail. I am grateful that they are employed. They are all working crazy and overlapping schedules while trying to share one car. I am grateful for that car. It is a logistical nightmare. We hold planning sessions every day to figure out how to make it work. I am grateful that we are making it work.
I can’t drive in the dark because of my eyes so all I can do is pack lunches and wash work clothes. I am really frustrated! I am grateful to have eyes that work well enough and food to pack in lunches and clothes to wash.
No one is getting enough sleep. I am grateful for the sleep we are getting and a warm bed and shelter.
At least we have a holiday this week so everyone can rest.
Oh wait, no we don’t. Some have to work on Thursday afternoon. Black Friday isn’t just for Friday anymore. I am grateful for the time we will have and friends to share a meal with.
I hate Black Friday.
I hate that we have traded a day of thanksgiving for a day of rushing to acquire more.
How much crap do we need?
Enough I say.
I am grateful for what I have and I have enough.
I won’t be shopping on Black Friday and probably not on Saturday either.
I will be at home eating my leftovers and counting my blessings.
I have enough.