As our food-stamp experience proceeds to its conclusion on Sunday, I have found myself feeling guilty. While this may seem strange to many, the reason is actually quite simple. Now that the finish line is in sight, I realize how excited I am for Monday and a return to my normal life. I think about how much I look forward to going out to dinner again, having a drink, eating dessert. Only a few more days until I can go back to my usual routine. That should be easy enough. Hang in there.
Yesterday was the first day of our food stamp challenge, so we used the weekend to finalize our preparations. We created a list in which we calculated the number of meals we thought we would need for the week and the anticipated cost. Fortunately, we were able to buy everything for $70, about $5 under our allotted budget. That gives us a $20-$25 budget “cushion” in the event our initial food purchase does not last the entire week.
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