Things are really hard right now. My job is depressing and apparently I have compassion fatigue. It's no wonder when none of the women I work with can get jobs, no longer have access to subsidized childcare and have had their cash benefits cut by 30%. All of this means that none of these poor women and children will be able to be self-sufficient and obtain safe housing. It isn't fair. Also, mr.mraynes and the kids are sick. I am now feeling sick. The economy sucks, effectively limiting the job prospects of mr.mraynes. And there just doesn't seem to be an end in sight.
What's a feminist girl to do? (other than be incredibly grateful for a loving, supportive family, a secure job and a comfortable life)...Why, eat her body weight in carbs in a futile effort to self-soothe. Here is what I ate yesterday:
- 1 bowl of organic chocolate grahm cereal
- 1 doughnut
- 4 slices of bacon
- 1 brownie
- 2 large scoops of cheesy funeral potatos
- 1 bowl of chili
- 1 bag of fruit snacks
- 1 rice crispy treat
- 3 chocolate kisses
- 6 dinner rolls
- 1 New York strip steak
- 1 sweet potato w/ caramel sauce and marshmellows
- 1 ice cream sandwhich
When I gave tihs list to mr. mraynes, he looked at me with horror in his eyes and suggested that I not get on the bathroom scale anytime soon.
I'm still resolved to post more frequently but I'm thinking about lowering my standards of what is post-worthy. So, any tips in dealing with pre- spring, bad economy doldrums? Also, I am taking requests for post topics.