Joy

Blessed Lord, I am so over joyed for the love you have for me. My life is wonderful some may think the other shoe will drop but I simply laugh and say “No, honey this is living with God and giving your life to him- for when you’re in alignment he knows and blesses.”


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Imperfect Produce

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If you read Real Life of a MSW regularly, you know I love my farmer’s market. So, why the hell would I sign up for a delivery service called Imperfect Produce? “A food delivery service that brings boxes of ‘ugly’ fruits and veggies to your doorstep at up to 30-to-50 percent off grocery store prices (I did the math with my farmer’s market, and the latter won).”

In short, Abby told me about it and it sounded like such a wonderful idea. My thought was I would sign up for a biweekly box, as it would fill in the grocery shopping gaps. The long of the short- it didn’t work out that way. I ended my subscription after only three boxes. It truly was an “It’s not you, it’s me” situation. I enjoy going to my local produce stand. It’s calming and fun. I get to touch, smell, and sample all the wonderful perfect and imperfect produce. You just can’t get that online (although signing up was easy, the customer service was amazing, and the company does a good job of laying out the buying options). Customers can pick from different sized boxes: small, medium, large, extra-large. You can then further specify an organic, mixed, all fruit, or all veggie box. (Real life disclaimer: I did notice some bait and switch between my few orders. I also received some rotten produce. They happily credited me.)

Prices are based on a per-pound rate that varies slightly each week but stays within a tight range. They do charge a $5 deliver fee, but it is flawless, day of deliveries. I received a text message from Imperfect Produce notifying me that the driver was nearby, with a link that let me track my produce. This is nice, but I travel by my produce stand almost daily and I would just rather put that $5 toward groceries- you see it’s me, it’s not them. They are delivering more and more to metropolitan cities, and this can help combat food deserts across the country. The social worker in me also wondered if low income families could apply for such a service. It turns out if the family meets the income qualifications for food stamps; they can get a discounted price on the weekly box, which makes the company a wonderful ally in the food deserts fight. Even if your family doesn’t qualify, you can help by donating $5 to a family in need (which is amazing). So, although I closed my membership, I will share this company name with clients as I believe we should all eat healthfully. I will also be sharing some of the meals I created from some of the produce I received in the up and coming months.

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The Design

God designed you to be a unique, distinct, significant person unlike any other individual on the face of the earth, throughout the vast expanse of time. The mold was broken, never to be used again, once you entered the flow of mankind,

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Bathroom Dilemma’s


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The Money Shrink

No couple can have a healthy relationship if they’re not discussing money matters.

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Flipping through channels, I came across some talk show where the woman said to the host “When I go on a first date. I tend to ask the guy what his credit score is. Then he never calls me back.” The host replied, “You should see how much he tips instead.” I nodded in agreement and flipped the channel. However, it did leave me thinking people often do not talk openly about finances. It is a very important conversation and I think these questions will help ease the awkwardness.

  • What scares you about money? That you won’t have enough, or that you won’t make the most of what you have. List the people who could teach you how to manage those concerns- a fiscally savvy friend, a therapist, a finical advisor, a credit counselor.
  • What is your philanthropic track record- do you support a pet cause or donate only when Girl Scots or coworkers come knocking? Which Charites are you passionate about? How much could you comfortably send them each month?
  • What was your family’s financial situation when you were growing up? What was the prevailing attitude about money? Write down what’s positive about your family’s financial values and what could stand to be left behind?

What questions do you think are worth asking?!?

 

 

 

 

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