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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Feeling a lot better today. Woke up with that same headache and body aches, YES I do NEED a new mattress.
But after about 2 hours and 2 cups of coffee, I felt alot better, and I went to the track.
Walked an hour and came home to have a good protein shake and some water.
So, I stopped at the only little market we have here in our town, went in to get some tomatoes and deli chicken breast.
I know prices are higher, but its ridiculous.
I feel bad for anyone who goes there trying to really buy groceries.
When I went to check out, I had bought a lemon, didnt pay any attention to the price of limes, but the girl rang it up as a lime, it rang up 40 cents, but when she caught her mistake and fixed it, the lemon rang up 88 cents. I told her I wish I had noticed, I could have bought two limes for the price of that one lemon.
But then its the same pretty much in the bigger stores as well.
At least around here it is.
We dont have Kroger, or Ingles.
And the nearest Sams clubs or any of those bigger club stores are at least 3 hours away.
So, I was in Walmart a few weeks ago and went to look at oranges, and a bag of oranges, with probably 10 in it was 6.99 and right across the aisle was a box of 13 donuts for 2.98.
A bag of fish, such as salmon or perch was 6.99 a bag while a pizza was 4.00
Today, I was thinking some grapes would be nice.
3.49 per lb and the smallest pack was around 5 dollars.

I am glad we both stopped drinking soda, but I do spend a lot on bottled water.
He only drinks gatorade while at work.
i am just glad he doesnt drink coffee, because that would be big bucks if we were both drinking it every day.
I see people posting these memes about poor in America, the buggy is loaded down.
Working class the buggy has one or two items.
Same with the refrigerator. loaded with food for the poor, empty for the working class.

This is sadly misleading.
The poor dont have a chance either.
I did a little comparison and plan to do more.
I wonder if people in stores would talk to you, as a little interview project??
I might try that and write a blog about it.


So, this was in my market today.
If you work at that same store making minimum wage, you would have to work an hour to be able to buy that pack of grapes.
Well, not really even, because once they cut taxes you still couldnt buy them.
It is no wonder there is a weight problem in this country. It is no wonder you see people who get food stamps or low income with shopping carts loaded down with pizza pockets and processed foods.

I guess that is the end of my rant for the day.
I am going to heat up left over spagetti for dinner tonight and chop up my tomato I bought today with some spinach.
And hope for better meals to come once the gardens start producing.
And, the sun came out for a little bit today.
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  • DEBTEVELDAHL
    Wow how sad that you can't get to a big box store in your area. Three hours is a long drive if you have to go to get groceries. It sounds like you are growing your own veggies and maybe some fruits too. That will be a godsend this year when it comes to eating healthy. I would troll the Farmer's Markets too, as Iamsunnyhoward has suggested, if you have any in your area. As for organic grocery stores, there is an organic grocery store online called Thrive. From what I have seen they have okay prices and they advertise shipping for 1.99. I don't know if that is a promotional price, but you could check it out if you are interested. That may be a viable way for you to go. I'm sure that there are other online organic stores too. If you do your grocery store interviews please do write a blog about it. I know I would be interested in the results of your poll. I'm glad that the sun came out today for a little while. It is so depressing to have nothing but rain all the time. Spring is near though. Hopefully, you will see more sun soon. Sending you positive energy and hugs! Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon
    1634 days ago
  • SOFT_VAL67
    One big problem where I live is the lack of stores.
    That store has no competition for at least 10 miles and the store next in line is not priced any better.
    We have none of the big box chain stores near us other than walmart.
    we have a food city which has some bargains, and then there is save alot, which is where i do the bulk of my shopping.
    I buy fresh when I can and when its affordable and in season, but since he hasnt been working, I buy what I can afford.
    That is the saddest statement.
    Fresh produce should be priced as low as processed junk.
    1634 days ago
  • IAMSUNNYHOWARD
    emoticon The prices continue to climb. The cheap foods aren't good, and the good foods aren't cheap. Well they can be- cook dry beans from scratch, grow your own salad fixings, or join/start a food co-op. I buy my meat in bulk and freeze it.
    Go to the farmers markets, eat in season. I just found an online link for organic groceries. Avocados $.49. Might have to check that one out!
    1634 days ago
  • AJB121299
    nice
    1634 days ago
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