Wednesday, February 20, 2008
The urge to eat out
Today was like any other day, except we had playgroup in the morning and a doctors appointment 4 1/2 hours later. I was determined not to eat out, and decided that we'd go home in between errands to save myself from spending more than necessary. On one hand it was a bad call-the boys missed their nap, and I never had a chance to eat lunch. We left home for the drs, with Hubby along for the ride. I was dreading the aftermath of the dr. visit, for I was sure I'd hear the inevitable, "Where do you want to eat?" Luckily, a phone call from work distracted him, and I got on the freeway and made a good 10 minute headway home before that question arose. Needless to say, we were surrounded by fast food joints, and while I love my share of Taco Bell and McDonalds, I was not in the mood for junk food. I was in the mood for a sit down restaurant, but since the boys hadn't taken an afternoon nap, I was reluctant to go out with them. I felt that if we went out, I really wanted to enjoy myself, and couldn't see that happening with two cranky children and one peaceful infant. We made it home, Hubby fed himself first-why that happened is beyond me, but eventually the kdis got fed. I made a huge crock of potato cheese soup w/ shrimp and corn, and while it wasn't as good as Marie Callendars, not having the $9 tag for soup and a meal was very nice. As I sat eating my soup, I thought, one more meal down, and that brings us closer to a new month. And the biggest thought of all-I survived temptation!