Prices cannot always stay the same. Finger pointing is not going to get anyone anywhere. We have to change and adjust for what’s best for us in our own world – in our own home. Buying whole foods and cooking at home – yea, it sounds mediocre in the whole scope of what’s going on in the world, but the effect this will have on the world and in our own life – will be phenomenal.
I’m having a hard time buying food, too. And I have to have my cell phone and internet access. Bills that I cannot do without. I have cut-out t.v. completely; I rent movies from the library and once in a while go to redbox.
Being self-reliant is something I have always aspired to, and I do well. However, I did not grow a garden this year. And I did not can anything. My pantry is full of dried beans, rice, pasta and grains. I know how to cook and I plan ahead so I am very comfortable with this. I love the bulk section of my local market and spend most of my money there.
It’s time to realize if things have changed for you to just make the adjustment; learn something. Stop bitching and complaining and do something constructive to make the experience work well for you.