This December I'm participating in An Advent of Gratitude to help remind me of the gifts I already have, what I often take for granted, and what I can and should be grateful for.The prompt today centered on transportation, suggesting that I pay one dollar if I rode in a car today and an additional dollar if I drove it. I rarely stay home for an entire day, and the suburban neighborhood I live in would be difficult to navigate without a vehicle, so I knew before I started the day I'd be adding to my fund.
There are three grocery stores that are within two miles from the house. Add another two miles and you can make it to Costco Hubby Tony and I have been known to walk to those groceries, but the trips are more about the exercise then bringing home large amounts of food, because it's hard to carry more than a small tote bag or back pack that distance. This morning after breakfast I got ready for the twice monthly 'big' grocery shopping trip. The 12-mile circular route took me to three places for food and a pet store to buy cat litter. And, thanks to my trusty vehicle I was able to save money by getting the best deals at each of them. Definitely worth two dollars in my Advent fund.
In the afternoon Tony and I went to Mass. Although the church is within walking distance we were headed to dinner afterwards so Tony drove. It was nice to be a passenger this time, and definitely worth adding an additional dollar.
Five years ago today: Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili