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Someone, please talk me off the ledge....

August 22nd, 2008 at 10:18 am

I'm home alone today working (as usual) with no real plans to spend money or go anywhere, but in the back of my mind I'm thinking "Hmmmmm... Chinese food sounds good."

I'm trying to justify it by telling myself:

1. I've not been feeling well (thanks to the virus BA sent me)and Chinese would make me feel better.

2. It's the end of a long week that saw The Midge head off to 2nd grade and she loves Chinese food so it would be a nice treat for her.

3. The Midge is having hot dogs for lunch at school and our dinner plans tonight called for grilled burgers and dogs, so this way she'd get to eat something different for dinner -- plus something healthier.

On the other hand, the rational, smart, thrifty side of me is saying I should stay home, grill the burgers and tofu instead of hot dogs, and thus have a no-spend/no-drive day.

Someone STOP THE MADNESS please....

11 Responses to “Someone, please talk me off the ledge....”

  1. merch Says:

    Is it in your budget? If you don't have it in your budget, SOL.

    You creat the budget, but after it is made, it rules you.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Hamburgers sound soooooooooooo good!!

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    I didn't mean it! *sniff cough*

  4. compulsive debtor Says:

    It's kind of in the budget, Merch. Like next week's budget.... This is so why I shouldn't go, right? I should stay home, eat my grilled burger and feed the kid her grilled tofu. Go to bed early and hopefully get rid of this headache/hack/sore throat I've been sporting all week. Why, oh, why did I have to think "Chinese!"

  5. debtfreeme Says:

    If you can cook it you can have it.

  6. merch Says:

    Kinda on the budget? It is either is or is not.

    On the plus side, you have something to look forward to next week.

  7. mom-sense Says:

    Next year, plan for it. My DKs were all off to school on Wed (1/2 day) and while we had a special dinner at home (DH grilled steaks and corn-on-the-cob, sparkling apple juice, plus grapes and cheese/crackers for the picky eaters) we did splurge and get shakes from Steak 'N Shake (with some free coupons from the library's summer reading program and a $1 off from the Sunday Paper) OOP: $4.00

    But Chinese does sound good though!

  8. compulsive debtor Says:

    OK, you guys won. I'm staying home. (I might haul The Midge to the swimming pool for a quick dip -- for her, not me. But definitely not going for Chinese....)

  9. fern Says:

    you could really dress up those burgers so they seem llike "something special." Mmmm, raw onion, lettuce, pickle, ketchup.... Life's simple pleasures are the best.

  10. sillyoleme Says:

    Congrats on staying home... my weakness is the cheap Chinese buffets. And the worst part is, the food I like to go there for isn't really even Chinese! (Potato Skins with Cheese?!)

  11. baselle Says:

    Think MSG. Maybe the Chinese food will make you feel better, maybe it won't. Defer it...maybe tomorrow, maybe next day.

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