Without a doubt the hardest part of this challenge, so far, has been the inability to eat at restaurants. I love food. Food is good. Food makes me happy. Good food makes me happier. Good food made by other people at places other than my house makes me even happier. Not having that makes me sad and hungry, nay, starving. I can’t drive through areas heavily populated with restaurants that emit delicious smells for the fear of just pulling over and running in to eat off a stranger’s plate…ok that’s extreme, but you get it.
But, regardless, I’ve been pretty good. I have only purchased 2 bagels ($1.70 each) and some pretzels from The Lyndale Taphouse ($2.50 on happy hour special). That means I owe the United Way $5.90. (I can’t speak for my sister, but I know she owes them much more, which is probably why she hasn’t posted anything on here yet.)
As for the shopping portion and items I REALLY REALLY WANT BUT DIDN’T BUY….there aren’t any. I haven’t had a desire to shop at all. Even more strange, my birthday is in about 2 weeks and I actually get to shop then, but I have no idea what I want or need. (Most likely because I don’t want or need anything.) Oh, except, I should point out, my nice big fluffy winter coat has a malfunctioning zipper. It’s no big deal except that if I want to actually put the coat on, I have to put it on the floor, step into it and pull it up – like a little kid putting on snow pants.