Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Way back when, DD and I ate in a restaurant in a nearby city,, got a great coupon for $$ off a visit there this week. They also have a fantastic special on Tuesdays that feed us there, then about three or four more meals, so we were going to go there today after I returned home from work. They specialize in my all-time favorite food: BBQ ribs.
We have been thinking about this for a few weeks, planning it. I lost the slip with the coupon. I told DD that if we could not find it, then we were not going.. We are still home, no coupon in sight. I think I threw it away accidentally.
There are two foods that I can never get enough of, and they are both the worst things for me. BBQ ribs and chicarones`.(homemade).
Now I know that we were not supposed to go there, that it was a choice I must have made before and tossed that $$ off thingie away. We very seldom eat out, but when we do, we order a lot of food and take it home and eat from it for days. that was the plan, but now I know that the stir fry and apples, the pears and the broiled chicken at home, are what I am supposed to eat.
I also know that I am going to take that $$ that I would have spent and put it in our vacation fund. We scrimp all year so we can go away for a week, rent a cabin and relax, so we are going to be even more inventive to stash more $$ than this year, so we can do something that is not free. We went to the Bear rescue Ranch and that is the only thing we did that cost any $$ for a week! $20..
In Michigan, there are thousands of inland lakes plus the big five(Great Lakes). I am a five minute ride from one and am surrounded by water here,, lots of parks, festivals, hiking, waterfalls, and on and on.... unless you just want to swim it costs $$ to rent something to use IN THE WATER. I always want an adventure, do something different each time, so we will see.
That restaurant will just have to make it without my $$ for a while.