I am sure you have all noticed the rising price of food in the grocery stores. It is happening everywhere. Every time I go into the store I am paying more for the same items than I did the time before. I am paying more and more and getting less and less each time. I never paid all that much attention to it before because the rising prices seemed small and incremental. But now they are HUGE and are very noticeable.
I had to finally concede that I can no longer teach my kids’ cooking classes at the moment because of these ever increasing high food prices. I was pricing out the items I needed for Noah’s latest request, and to my dismay and horror, in order to purchase just the basics for what I needed, plus the high costs of gas as well, I was actually operating in the red. And as I said, that was just for the basics too. It is much worse when I am purchasing specialty items. And that isn’t even accounting for my time, or my planning or my travel. No business, regardless of whether it’s just a business of 1 or a business of 1000, can continue operating in the red for very long. It broke my heart to have to say “good-bye” to the kids, but I had no other choice. These high food costs are eating me up.
All we can do is to do our best. And sometimes that means we have to make some touch choices to get through tough times. I hope all of you continue to do you best and to be your best. Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.