Monday, January 10, 2011

Virtue 4 - Day 1

I suck.  I had resolved to scrub out the shower and didn't do it.  I do not get a checkmark for Saturday. 
I have disappointed Ben, my family, my readership and ... well, that pretty much covers everyone on the planet Earth who knows how to read English. 

However, I'm not one to dwell on a past failure.  Hello, the "going through a second divorce" thing should have been your first clue on that.  So today we trudge on with our new virtue:

Frugality: Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing.

My first financial expenditure of the day was a white chocolate soy latte'.  By consuming this, I have done good to others, by providing financial support to a local small businessman and by making my personality marginally more tolerable to my co-workers.  I drank the whole thing, and therefore wasted nothing.

I spent no other money today. I packed my lunch and grazed on the leftover holiday gift baskets in our breakroom.   A money-free day wasn't terribly challenging, until I got an e-mail from someone offering to sell me something that will directly benefit this blog...but the price, which is really really low, is good until Wednesday, and this particular virtue expires tomorrow.  BINGO!   I will practice patience, which is also a virtue.

So for tomorrow, I'm going to organize my coupons into a little coupon holder thingy and go shopping.  My goal is to see how much money I can save tomorrow at the grocery store, and what I end up bringing home as a result...I think it will actually be more entertaining than it sounds.  If not, well, every post can't be a Woody Allen film, right?

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