Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Little Things...

often bring the most pleasure.  For example, we're going out to eat tonight.  We've been very good and haven't spent money going out to eat for months.  We went out for breakfast on Christmas Eve but the in-laws treated us (we alternate picking up the tab when we go out with them) and we did have a nice meal out in January courtesy of a mystery shopping company, but we haven't spent money from our own dining budget since my birthday in mid-December.

We decided to treat ourselves tonight because we have several errands to run this evening and because Shane is having his wisdom teeth surgically removed tomorrow afternoon.  He'll be on soup and soft foods for the next few days.

I guess for many people -- maybe even most -- going out for dinner is not a big deal.  There was a time when it wasn't that big a deal for us, either.  Over the years we've moved away from dining out so much, and our mindset about it has changed, too.  We enjoy our meals out more when they're fewer and farther between.  They become a real treat for us. 

If you're wondering, I think we've decided on Chinese buffet. 


Frances said...

I agree with you! Eating out is much more special when you don't do it all the time. Enjoy your meal. I hope Shane does okay getting his wisdom teeth out.

Annie Jones said...

Thanks Frances!

SonyaAnn said...

We don't go out very often either. I just hate to spend the money when odds are you can make it better and much cheaper at home.
I'm glad that you went out, with everything that you have been though you deserve a treat more than anyone!

slugmama said...

Here's hoping Shane gets through his extractions aok and recovers quickly!!
We've had extractions(some reg. some wisdom teeth)every month here since Dec. I am so done with teeth for awhile!lol

Annie Jones said...

SonyaAnn: Not to brag, but the more I cook, the better I get and the less I want to go out. I noticed last night that their Black Pepper Pork wasn't nearly as good as mine...LOL!

Slugmama: I think he'll be fine. I hope so, anyway. They've been bothering him intermittently, and he finally decided to do something about it. We both dislike going to the dentist anyway, so hopefully we're done for a while.