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
Terry and I drove into the hills to the goat farm where we buy soap. Terry drove his car so just one dollar.ReplyDelete
And I bet your trip was lovely.Delete
I would be lost without a car, living as far out as I do. I am definitely thankful for my wheels!ReplyDelete
Yes, if anyone would need a car it would be you.Delete
I walked I didn't get into a car today, interesting.ReplyDelete
Good for you!Delete
Although my family members all drove so that would've been $6 if they counted.ReplyDelete
5.5 from yesterday plus 2 today is 7.50, to date.ReplyDelete
Visiting your blog after the picture of the gas cooker Advent Wreath came up in my Face Book memories this morning! So good to see you still writing. I do need to resurrect. I keep saying that but fo0r some reason I am finding it very hard. Mass later this evening. Happy Advent!ReplyDelete
Bee, thanks for stopping by! I always enjoy seeing your posts show up in my reader, but I know you're going through a lot right now.Delete