Today is day 24 of the July Food Stamp Challenge, and more importantly, it’s day two of our garage sale. The weather is dry and mild, the customers are fewer than yesterday but still steady and I am $240 richer than I was on the 23rd.
I wanted to make sure to have a plan for how we were to eat yesterday, so I saved up a $20 pizza coupon, ate a big breakfast and kept a refillable water bottle at my side.
But of course, all plans need to include the ability for change, which is why I made room for:
- Six lovely eggs from my friend Lise. (Her chickens, not herself)
- Five delicious and freshly made pork tamales, bought from a Mexican woman who walked by the house pulling a cooler full of deliciousness.
- A box of Grand Central pastries brought by my mother.
I tell ya, this eating cheaply thing is killing me.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”