Happy Wednesday! how are you today? How is your week going?
Last night I was gearing myself up for this Day Without A Woman event, I picked out my red scarf to wear in support, because there is a mountain of papers at my paper that wont' let me take the day off. My son made muffins... from a box... on his own, and I thought of a lunch to pack.
One of the easiest things for me to pack is a rice bowl, (chicken, pico de gallo, beans, avocado) so I made extra of everything for dinner, and made the rice. **BUT** In Roger's head, he eats meat once a week, in reality, he eats meat 3 times per week. So, I made one chicken breast, half was for me for dinner, the other half for me to take for lunch. It was a big piece of chicken, so even if Roger ate some of it, there would still be enough for me to take.... Until he ate all of it. Along with most of the pico de gallo I had also made extra of. Bottom-line, there wasn't enough food for me to pack a lunch.
Then it hit me.... I couldn't even participate on the not spending part of A Day Without A Woman, because now I have to buy lunch! I was frustrated at myself for sucking at protesting! I had the same problem with Day Without An Immigrant, had to buy lunch, because there wasn't enough food for me to pack.
Then I though... I have lots of Day Without A Woman days built in my month... in which I will not be spending any money at all! Like the day before my paycheck!
It was a long night... because I started thinking after that, what would a real day without me be like? Well, work at my office would not get done, I think most of my office doesn't even know what I do, and some think that all I do is sit at my desk and punch numbers in a computer... which is about 75% accurate!
As you know, I'm divorced, so a day without me for my son is just called a Wednesday on week 1 and weekends of week 2. But I still miss him and think of him when he is away from me.
Then I really started thinking of those women who cannot afford to take a day off, a day off to be with their children, or without to get groceries done, a day off to go for a run, a day off from laundry, food making, work, from their abusive relationships, from ridiculous body expectations, from drug addiction, from poverty!
So, today my thoughts go to those women! I understand why you can't take a day off, and you have my respect!
What do you like to pack for Lunch?
Do you bake?
What would you do in a day all to yourself?
Are you participating on Day Without A Woman?
Are you supporting the cause on your own way?