Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Bottle

My husband and I have put ourselves on a financial diet recently to prepare for him quitting his job this summer. Diet is the best word for it becasue that is how it feels. I feel like we are restricting calories (things and perks) and exercising (spending time to save even more money, like spending time shopping sales or doing things ourselves).

So far it is going okay, but one thing I am missing is my bottled water. I know it's better for the environment to drink from the tap, but I am a water snob and have been enjoying bottled water in my home. Those nice big bottles of always ready, clear, cold water. But now it is gone.

Tap water is more convenient - I can get it from any of our 4 faucets in the house - and it's better for the environment - no diesel trucks delivering plastic encased water to me.

Oh well, if that's all I have to complain about, drinking tap over bottled water, then life must be pretty damn good!

2 comments:

yertle said...

I have been on this financial diet before. We did it right before I was going to have Owen since we knew my whole leave was not going to paid. It is rough at first, but then I got used to it.

I saw that movie "The Story of Stuff". (http://www.storyofstuff.com/) Interestingly, It has gotten me also thinking about switching to tap water. I have so many nalgene water bottles that I could have one everywhere I needed and tap water is readily available. Then I wouldn't create so much trash. I am just not yet in the habit. Also, if I used my commuter mug for my coffee instead of cups. They seem like easy habits to change, I just need to figure out how to make it a regular part of my routine.

Sierra said...

Diets suck in general. It is always hard to change habits. But if it is for something you want more, then it is a good thing for everyone.
Good luck withe the transition, and congrats on the decision to go through with it.