Up early after being up late after going to sleep too early from being tired. Time to switch to decaf. I got up to write down my thoughts about the current trends in our economy and what that means for the average person in terms of nutrition. My baby sis who is struggling to remain middle class and working hard to single parent said that her teeth have started cracking. OK so she likes to be skinny but how much is too much? Buy some vitamins , I said. They're expensive , she said. Not as expensive as doctors and dentists , I said. Her friend is a science teacher in high school and is wondering why riots almost break out in the hallways at school sometimes. And we're all being reminded that people with mental illness cannot be trusted to act with good , sound judgement with regard to the safety of others.
I tried to go back to sleep after filling the pellet stove back up for the second part of the night. I really tried. But I couldn't help thinking and thinking and thinking. Yep, had too much to think again. UMMMManyway, ultimately what I came up with is this. Is there any relationship between the current outbreaks of violence done by the mentally ill and the current trends for people to skimp on nutrition in order to stay middle class. I've read that people can become border line mentally ill because of nutritional deficiencies. Should we put children in danger of going hungry on a vitamin regiment when they come into school in the morning? ( I know , I for one am planning on donating fresh veggies to the local food shelf this year.) So again what I'm wondering is how much vitamin deficiencies have to do with mental illness. Should I be donating children's vitamins too?