My dear sweet car is currently at the doctor.
And by doctor, I mean transmission shop.
We only own one car, so the car breaking = we’re carfree.
Like hippies. Only with freshly washed hair.
Thankfully right at the end of our block
Lives a Zipcar!
(Zipcar is a car sharing thing, that’s around in major cities. When you’re a member you can reserve cars, then your membership card unlocks them when you hold it up to the windshield. All the cars have names. This one is named Icy)
Not having a car makes me 700% more antsy, and I feel the need to get out of the house. Since grocery shopping is almost productive, I can justify it.
We’ll ignore the fact that it’s only productive if there are things you need.
Last time my car broke we lived in our old apartment, where the closet grocery store was the world’s sketchiest Safeway. And I say that having lived by a Safeway in Spokane. Spokane is hard to beat for sketch.
(the ones where they don’t trim the beaks cost the most btw. I looked)
But if you’re making latkes and you need applesauce? That stupid applesauce cost me like 5 dollars. 5 dollar APPLESAUCE.
I came home with these totally productive groceries
We were out of milk. The rest? Well… the avocados were really cheap. Like, we’re talking less than conventional ones at Safeway, and they’re organic! And if you get avocados clearly you need a pepper too so that you can make guac. And chocolate milk, and a little bit of gouda for the husband cause he’s had a long day dealing with our car. And if you have cheese, you need crackers.
And the ice cream? It has chocolate dinosaurs in it. Which is reason enough to me.
And when I got home from the store, I found a package had come from Amazon. A text to the husband reveiled it was a one month anniversary gift.
Inside I found something I’d been wanting for a long time. I’d actually asked for it for my birthday.
What was it?
What’s your nearest grocery store?
Do you compost?