Tuesday, May 8, 2012

#belowtheline, day two

in my fog of carbs and legumes, i miscalculated how many eggs we should have per day to stretch it out over the work week.  for some odd reason, i thought we could each have two eggs per morning and still have two left over after five days... but definitely not true when you only bought one dozen eggs.  we're approaching day three with only 4 eggs left over for the two of us.  so we can either use our left over $2.05 to buy another dozen eggs or save our money and gnaw on plain oats on thursday and friday.  poor gluten-intolerant tyler.

in other news - i almost ate a stray morsel of salt water taffy that has been sitting on my desk for the last three weeks.  not on purpose... my eyes spotted it between meetings and my tummy said "GIMME NOW."  

i resisted.  

the mutual accountability and support at work helps.  we check in with each other often, especially during the peak hunger points (11:15am and 3:45pm for me) and even share our resources when someone gets a little shaky.  i get why the importance of community living was stressed in biblical times - it's how people survived. 2 Corinthians 8:12-14 says,
"Give according to what you have, not what you don’t have. Of course, I don’t mean your giving should make life easy for others and hard for yourselves. I only mean that there should be some equality.  Right now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Later, they will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. In this way, things will be equal."
other thoughts to come - what this "living below the poverty line for five days" challenge would look like if tyler and i had children.  whoa.

1 comment:

  1. It would be one thing if my Tyler was old enough to opt in voluntarily, but as a baby... I get tears just thinking about it!