Comestible Consumption Competition – Day 16

Filed under:children, comestibles, economics, hockey, poverty — posted by Sonja on February 2, 2007 @ 9:32 am

…. in which I believe we finally see the end of the line.

Breakfast – waffles.  In an attempt to appease the natives (LightChildren) I made waffles for breakfast.  This, however, put me into a post-breakfast coma despite the addition of 2 soft boiled eggs.  I can only eat waffles/pancakes on very limited occasions for breakfast … a weekday is not one.

Lunch – (so picture Evita here singing “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”) I’m singing “Don’t Bake For Me Frozen Crap”  I will never eat it again … I shake my fist at you frozen crap in my freezer.  I will not eat you in a boat.  I will not eat you with a goat.  I will not eat you on a lake.  I will not eat you with a rake.  No no no no no.  But … I did.  Chicken nugget creatures with some leftover curried rice salad.

Snack with coffee – I baked up some frozen mini-cinnamon rolls.  Only they had gotten freezer burned.  Or something.  YUCK.  Throw them away before they contaminate someone.

Dinner – Subway on our way to hockey practice.  Grinder was good.  Doritos …. first 3 were tasty.  next 3 not so much.  Threw away the rest of the bag.  LightChildren gagged at smell of snackfood bags open in car.  Interesting.  Sugar cookie … HORRIBLE.  Two bites that I still tasted this morning.

This morning LightHusband and I decided to wave the white flag.  We’re done.  Steve Jr. … we’re giving in gracefully.  Two days ago the LightChildren were complaining that there was no soda, now they are pining after juice.  We have one chicken (freezer date unknown???), assorted frozen appetizers, 4 bags of dried lentils, 2 containers of sour cream, 3 jars of maraschino cherries and assorted other oddities left.  Nothing to make meals out of anymore.

It is time to go to the grocery store in a very planned and cautious fashion.  With a list.  And a menu plan.   More later … it’s time to take the LightChildren rollerskating.

Politics As Usual

Filed under:economics, missional, politics, poverty — posted by Sonja on @ 9:07 am

I saw this editorial cartoon by my former highschool english teacher:

Clinton vs. Barack

I’m not entirely certain about what Jeff’s particular commentary is at the moment.  Because I know his background, I can make some guesses.  They are close to what I see is wrong with our political system.

I love that we get to choose our leader every four years … or do we?  Is it truly a free choice?  Or are we choosing among those who are the best fund raisers?  Are good fund raisers necessarily the best leaders?  How do we measure a good leader?  Who is asking the questions?  Are those the proper questions?  Politics is being bought and sold fairly openly.  Will we do anything different in this election cycle?