Welp, my food stamps ran out ten days before the end of the month but I’ve got rice pudding in the crock for breakfast. Tomorrow I’ll probably have to make rice with veggie Bolognese sauce since I’m out of noodles but have lots of sauce left. Then Thursday I’ll have to make rice with cheese sauce since I have a little cheese left. Then Friday I can have lentil soup (from can) with crushed tortillas. Then Saturday I can have roasted potatoes and carrots with a side of rice. And then Sunday some bagged frozen veg except that scares me because the last two bags made me sick. And for lunches I have to stop for whatever cheap gluten free food I can find while walking dogs because I don’t have money for nuts and dried fruit or GF bars, which are super easy to eat while rushing from dog to dog and convenient and protein filled for all the calories I burn walking for six hours.
So: thankful I was able to stock up on food while the $200 was enough.
A little scared what happens next month when $189 isn’t enough, again, all my backup rice is gone and my rent isn’t paid in full because I had to eat.
I guess I’m trying to move back to Fargo anyway so that I can afford to live while I finish this book and secure a freelance life, so eviction might be cool. Whatever.