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January 10, Night Out

January 11th, 2018 at 06:20 am

January 10
$4 Taco Bell Lunch
Dinner: leftovers

My go-to lunch in a pinch is generally in the $2 range, ordering off the dollar menus. (Is what I would order regardless).

Soda/treats are fine, but generally relegated to the grocery store (where the cost is significantly less). In this case, I ran out of soda (more bad planning) and so I just got some soda when I ran out for lunch. I did remember to ask for no ice. The hard part is remembering. The worst is paying $2 for a bucket of ice and a wee bit of a soda. Big Grin I also only generally order soda from Taco Bell because their small sizes are actually small. In this case, I chose Taco Bell because it's the only place I know to get any decent food near my work. Most everywhere else has shut down (or should). I am sure there are hundreds of eateries, but the very few I frequent are all terrible and have generally gone out of business. I just use this as extra motivation not to eat out.

MH and I did a late night out last night. I remember doing this once before without a babysitter (probably even later at night) and DL(12) was kind of sad about it. It must have been more than 18 months ago, because I can't imagine doing that once he had his depression/anxiety issues last school year. Anyway, we told the kids we'd be home by 10:30 probably, and that they'd have to put themselves to bed. I think MM was very *shrugs* about this last time, and he is a "falls asleep when his head hits the pillow" type, so he was snoring by the time we got home at 10pm. DL was reading in bed, but was very *shrugs* about the whole thing. I suppose we are getting to a space where we can more seriously go out on a school night and whoop it up. Woohoo! For us, would be very rare. I am not a night owl at all.

We went to a special movie screening. We had planned to pay full price. The movie pass was not supposed to apply to this showing, but in the end they took it! I then thought we were going to pay $12.50 (for my ticket). I hadn't realized MH used up the movie gift card (for my ticket). So less spending than I thought. They were advertising all the classic movie special events they do and so on. I told MH, "We should go to some of those, if your ticket is free." He agreed.

6 Responses to “January 10, Night Out”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Yay on the movie deal!

    You spoke so well about some eating places that either closed or should be. One restaurant here in town which is a franchise had a low health department score a couple of weeks ago that it was closed. I don't know how they fixed things to open up within 24 hours, but I know I won't be going there. Some friends wanted to go there last May and I was totally underwhelmed with the food. Apparently things had gotten worse since then. Some states make the restaurants post the health department scores at the front. Wish ours did. We have to wait until it is published in a weekly local paper. It used to be online with the health department, but they discontinued that, unfortunately.

  2. snafu Says:

    I guess your DKs are moving you to the next level of parenting. They can be left on their own todo their bed time routine. We also had them prep dinner at that stage, make salad, peel vegetables, set out anticipated ingredients & set table.

    I wondered if you've [or MH] have seen 'The Post.' I'd like to see a critique. Since DH is a movie fan, would he offer any comments on recently viewed?

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm surprised they took his pass! I tried that with Princess Bride, but nope!

  4. monkeymama Says:

    Maybe we just got lucky! Good to know (so we don't just expect it next time).

  5. monkeymama Says:

    @snafu - I will check with MH.

  6. monkeymama Says:

    @snafu - He has not seen the Post yet. Rotten Tomatoes is a good place to get an idea of movie quality (that movie is trending well). MH said that "The Darkest Hour" was good.

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