While I was shopping today for vegetables for some scrambled eggs, I walked past a woman in an aisle who was using pen and paper to tally up the amounts of all the items she put in her basket. She was obviously making sure, before she checked out, that her purchases were within her budget. I realized I’ve never made or needed to make a food budget — all I’ve ever wanted to eat has been provided for me or has been well within my means to buy. I have a little more perspective and feel a little more fortunate right now.

My eggs turned out very well. I wonder what she’s eating.