A Bit of a Delay on the Food Stamp Challenge

I thought I got my food stamps on the 1st, but they actually aren't reloaded until the 8th, so I will start the challenge then. It's a good thing I have some cash on hand, because I only have $3 left from last month, and I need a few things. I do have enough meat and veggies to last me those six days, but I won't be pigging out anytime soon.

I'm craving sweets, so I'm probably going to be making some cookies. I make a lot of my own snacks, like cheese sticks and cookies, because it is so much cheaper than buying them and there are fewer horrible chemical preservatives in them. I also use jello as a snack, because it's cheap, and jello jigglers are almost just like gummy bears.

I'll share some of my cookie and snack recipes with you so you can try them too. I used to make hundreds of cookies to give away for Christmas, but I have no one to give them to anymore, so don't do that now. Plus, my sons are so far away, it costs too much to mail them.

The good thing about the card getting reloaded later is that I will be able to use up some of what I have, so I can start with a near-clean slate where food is concerned, and show you exactly what I can buy and how long it lasts.


8 comments:

  1. I guess I wound want to know why a self employed woman with no children would need or choose to live on food stamps, at all? WAH essentially makes us able to work as much as we need to to take care of ourselves, why not work a bit more instead of relying on someone to feed you? You can never be independent when someone doles out your food. I wish you the best, but please quit trying to make living as a dependent on the government something positive, because it is not.

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  2. HOW DARE YOU, someone who is not even brave enough to use their name, judge me? I owe you no explanation. You are a hateful piece of shit, as far as I am concerned! If you had been reading any of my blogs for any amount of time, or knew me at all, you would know what my difficulties are! To come in here on your fucking high horse and judge me, hiding behind your "anonymous" name is cowardly and bigoted. I really wish you had left your name so everyone could know WHO you are. You are evidently ashamed to do so. I wonder what would happen to you if we all knew who you were? Bigots have no place on my blog! Stay away!

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  3. I am not a bigot, nor do I enjoy perfect health or a perfect life, but I do understand that I, and I alone, am responsible for my life, my health, my financial status and my future, as you should be for yours. I do wish you well, and I hope that my words will make you see that you do have choices. And yes, I did post this anonymously because attacking me is not the answer to your problems.

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  4. ANONYMOUS = COWARD! At last I am brave enough to use my name. That makes you DOG SHIT in my eyes, and I'll tell you one other thing, I am having someone track you, so I will soon know who you are. I think I already do -- someone very judgmental that I just met and tried to be nice to. My bad. Leave me alone and go look in the mirror and work on your own problems!

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  5. We have never met, and although it pains me whenever I see people choose to sacrifice their pride and take the easy way out, I usually say nothing. However, when I see the misuse of food stamps being blogged about like it is somehow a desirable way to live, then I feel I must speak out. Food stamps, welfare and medicaid were all designed to be a hand up, not an entitlement. As I said previously, I wish you all the best and hope that you will think about your situation and realize that commercializing dependence as a great lifestyle option is harmful to your reader base. Choosing to be truly independent is a very freeing feeling, please consider trying it.

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  6. I've changed the settings so that you will not be able to comment anonymously anymore. I hate to wish ill on anyone, but I truly hope that one day something happens to you that makes you realize what you have done today. You have not just put me down, but millions of people like me. As I'm SURE you are a Republican and probably a bible thumper, go read Luke 6:37-42. Here you go:

    1Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

    Karma, baby. Just wait. You will get yours for being such a hurtful person. You can unsubscribe from comments now.

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  7. There is a business woman in a nearby city who is on all types of assistance, including food stamps. How does she run a successful business and get food stamps? She lies about not getting a salary from her business. She takes money out of petty cash for her living expenses and then tells the government that she doesn't make a dime from the business. I learned about this from a couple of her employees. I think that behavior like that is wrong. But I don't hear people crabbing about the fraud. Instead, they attack people who really need a helping hand. Don't worry, Deb, that anonymous poster may be taking more than you know. This woman's employees say that she is the loudest complainer about people on welfare.
    Didn't Shakespeare say "I think you protest too much"?

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  8. Terri, she really outed herself because once I took away her ability to comment here anonymously, she would not let up on me on a forum we are both on. The dog shit comment REALLY bothered her. LOL I was laughing my tail off, because I knew who it was already, and she is so stupid, she thinks she's safe and nobody can figure it out. Crazy people are like that, I guess, or it's just arrogance, thinking she is so almighty that no one will be able to see what she really is.

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I'm sorry, but there will be no more anonymous comments allowed on this blog.

 
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