I thought, I really really thought, that today would be my first no purchase, no driving day. Even though I had eight packages to ship, I walked rather than drove to the post office. And oooh, I was smug about it. I was planning an awesome blog post about my own awesomeness even as I was awesomely walking.
It turns out I'm not all that awesome.
I hadn't been home an hour when I realized I didn't have enough distilled water to make soap. And I was getting low on time. So I drove--on a beautiful, sunny 62 degree day!--9/10 of a mile to the CVS and back.
I also bought some ear plugs so I wouldn't hear you all jeer at me (okay, so I wouldn't hear Jake snore) and 350 cotton swabs so my ears would be clean when I plugged them.
And then, just to ram home the point that I'm not even a little awesome, I realized I had to go out again for ink cartridges for my printer.
Today's Consumption Totals:
(excluding business purchases)
Personal care: $4.98
Miles Driven: 5.3