A friend of mine asked me, ". . . but . . . you must go shopping sometimes; you must buy some stuff, right?" And so I figured it might be fun to start documenting actual purchases I make.
So, here goes: Saturday I went to the grocery store and I bought bags and chocolate. Or, the way I think of it, I bought "bags wrapped in trash, and chocolate without trash". Total expense: $9.08.
|Cloth bag to canning jar for some trash-less chocolate;|
paper bags in a (sigh) plastic bag.
Well, I transfered most of the chocolate to the canning jar. But there it is.
I also bought a pile of 100 paper lunch bags ($2.43). Some of these immediately came in handy when J-son packed his lunch for work later that day. And yes, I know he could use a reusable lunch box, but he tends to leave things behind -- the amusement park is already richer two canning jars that he's left there, so I don't mind him taking paper lunch bags.
But the real reason I bought the bags is for wrapping presents. We've done our usual "x-Mass Production" lines, and since then, the boys need to wrap their many gifts for family and friends. The boys decorate the bags and plop the presents inside. I get a kick out of the pictures N-son does on his bags (J-son is a little more stoic in his style).
Here's an N-son original for our next-door neighbor, the one with the beautiful garden. Sweet drawing, right?