Saturday, December 6, 2008

Ranting and Raving

Mercy, what a day! I couldn't begin to tell you how much walking I did...my dogs are barkin' bigtime! I had a good class and their paintings were super. Mine...well as I was finishing it I accidentally touched the mock matting and it ruined the painting so I ended up stripping the canvas right then and there. Ha! Oh well...it was fun anyway and when I got home, I painted again! I just love it. Next class is next Saturday.

In other news, I've gained a few pounds because my diet is crap. I'm broke and living on peanut butter sandwiches and ramen noodles, with the occasional canned or frozen dinner thrown in. I look forward to having a stove and oven soon as well as getting out of this slump somehow so I can buy decent food again. I was floored when I went to the grocery store (the ONLY one in town) the other day. It is extremely limited...no hummus and pita chips here, peeps. But the thing that got me was that a lot of their food was more than DOUBLE the price of city stores. Campbells soup? 60 cents at Walmart in Mobile, 1.40 here. Turkey burgers 4.98 at Walmart in Mobile, 8.95 here! And CEREAL...oh...my...gosh. At Walmart it is 2.98...here it was 6.09!!! FOR A BOX OF CEREAL! And in the country ghetto at that! Calgon take me away...

Sadly, there was an INCREDIBLE DIFFERENCE between the price of healthy food vs the junk. And people wonder why this area of the country is number one in obesity? I've been telling people for years why that is the case...those below the poverty level (which is the majority in this area) can't afford to commute to the nearest big city for groceries, and most of the time we don't have the funds to buy the good stuff anyway. This little podunk grocery store is the perfect example. I feel like writing Congress, but what's the use?

Sorry...I guess that is my rant of the week! Tune in next time to hear Kelli rant about something else that this country does wrong. OK JUST JOKING! Ha! I thank the good Lord that I live in the land of the free.

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