A friend posted on Facebook this morning about our local farm extension service having a butter and string cheese sale in a couple weeks. You can buy either or both of these products by the case for $42 and the proceeds will benefit the local 4-H program. I ordered butter since I can’t imagine a case of string cheese being a good idea for my gut! Eighteen pounds of butter on the other hand is very doable. And it’s about half price as well. Win win.
Our first case of Imperfect Foods (veggies, etc.) arrived on Sunday and only one item was imperfect. The rest of the food looked better than what I can buy locally. It came by Fed Ex and the return address was Chicago. I’m okay with that. We’re all in this together. Everybody needs a job. Everybody needs food. I didn’t have to leave the house to make this purchase. It works for now.
Yesterday I got that ridiculous form letter from the president telling me about the stimulus money that we received two weeks ago and that I have heard about via multiple news sources many times a day for quite awhile now. The only reason I even opened it was because it was a first class letter from the IRS. If it had been from the White House I would have inserted it into the shredder immediately. Ah, I see what you did there, number 45.
Due to my vast personal experience with narcissists, I know how hard it is to say no to them. But the IRS should have said no. If anybody’s got that kind of power, it’s the IRS. And if they still couldn’t say no, those letters should have been sent by Standard Mail because that’s what form letters are, and it is much, much cheaper to use Standard Mail. It’s our money after all, isn’t it?
I know this post is all over the place but I figured it was better than not writing at all. I’ve tried writing a couple times this week and I kept getting stuck. Life is just so weird now. I can come up with topics, but then my interest fades as I try to make a point.
Butter, though, that’s a really nice thing to think about. Butter is manageable and delicious. And half price butter that is made in your own town, and the sale of which supports educational programming, well, that’s inspirational. And it got me to write and finish a whole blog post. Big win right there.