So tomorrow I will:
- make my own coffee and carry it with me;
- make lunch and carry my food with me, including tap water in the SS bottle;
- I'll read the newspaper at the public library downtown, after work, before I head over to feed a friends cat;
- I'll make tomorrows' dinner from what I have on hand between the freezer and my never ending pantry.
I've come to think of this as part of living frugally; spending my money at local merchants, and buying food grown as locally as possible. In San Francisco, indeed here in the Mission, that's not hard to do. The trick is to balance this somehow between watching my pennies and at the same time supporting local merchants whose money stays in the community.
I'd like to hope that as this economy continues it's downward spiral, we develop and ethos of supporting our local economies.