Day Twenty Three

Tomorrow I will sleep like Mrs. B

Tomorrow I will sleep like Mrs. B

I don’t feel well today. It is not necessarily from our diet; I have had sick, sneezy students for the past two weeks. I woke up this morning with a sore throat and a headache that seemed to get worse as the day went on. It is 7:20 right now, I feel achy and all I want to do is go to sleep (don’t worry I am not looking for sympathy, I am just letting you know how I feel).

I am staying home from school tomorrow so that I can get some rest and try to get better. With limited fuel, I don’t want to run myself down too much.

With almost every action, I have been comparing my situation to those in need, or my perception of those in need. I am taking a sick day from work and it is a pain to make sub plans. I was at school late tonight making sure everything was in place so that I can take a day to get well. However, I will not be docked any pay or have a risk of losing my job because I do not go in tomorrow. This is not the case for many working poor around the world.

That is all for tonight. I don’t have much to say.


Daily Totals:

Breakfast: Oatmeal – $0.05 (less than a cup cooked), 1/2 piece of toast with peanut butter – $0.10 (Christopher only), 1/2 cup of Tang – $0.04 (Kerri only)

Lunch: 1 Bowl of Broccoli Potato Soup – $0.27

Dinner: 2 Bean, Rice, & potato Burritos – $0.39 ( Beans – $0.07, Rice -$0.14, Potato – $0.10, Tortillas – $0.08), 1 extra tortilla – $0.04

Dessert: 1 cup Tang – $0.07

Christopher Total: $0.88

Kerri Total: $0.82

Donation Total: $702


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2 responses to “Day Twenty Three

  1. Lauren

    what a cute kitty!
    and i also hope you feel better

  2. Sara

    Oh, yes, the infamous “no work, no pay”. All my jobs have been like that.

    One job, I was getting paid 5.50/hr, and WORKED MYSELF OUT OF WORK. I worked so hard and so fast, I cleared the floor of further work. I was told to take a 4-day weekend, which I didn’t get paid for. I bet they loved that, because they saved money, but I lost on 2 days worth of earnings.

    Needless to say, having been punished for doing a job well done, I slowed down and didn’t push myself again.

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