Our experiences over the past three weeks coincided with the government shut down in the USA.
Each night the news carried stories of hard working people being forced to go to food banks because they had no pay checks coming in.
We were doing this as an experiment. Many are not in such a fortunate situation.
It brought back memories for Krishna of his childhood when his mother struggled with a tight budget and a growing family.
He said that these past days he sometimes hesitated to take something that he thought Aaron might enjoy like a cookie or cupcake. I wasn’t so gracious! This could explain why Krishna lost three pounds and I lost just two!
Aaron as you might expect rocked the weight loss stakes with a full six pounds off. He says he is feeling really good and he wants us to keep the portion size at the new normal. If we don’t cook for an army then he can’t eat for one!
Tonight we are going to celebrate with plenty of pizza and ice-cream. Hardly an extraordinary extravagance but something we missed. Pizza is crispy and colorful and ice cream is cold and creamy. These contrasts were perhaps the things missed most.
As for going wine free well that was a challenge for a day or two but I just couldn’t believe how much better I slept without it! Cheers to that fruit infused H2O!
Blessing # 230 – Better Understanding