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Dead mouse in the driveway

August 11th, 2006 at 01:39 pm

Well, this being my first post I guess I'd better tell a little about myself. I am very blessed to be a stay at home mom to my five wonderful children. My husband is a self employed contractor and the last few years our finances have started looking up. But that's usually when we go and spend big money and get into debt again. Anyway, I'm hoping that by logging my spending and (hopefully) savings in this blog, we'll get out of debt sooner.

My biggest vice: eating out! I don't really enjoy cooking and so I love to eat out. I guess it's good that I live in a very small community -population about 1500 give or take a few. There's only one small cafe in town. There's a college town about 30 min away that we go to alot that has all of the good restaurant's (It's getting a Chile's and Taco Bell soon-yeah!).

Anyway, to get to the point of my post. Yesterday I took my girls swimming and on the way home we grabbed three medium pizza's at Dominoe's. The total:$16.04. I justified the purchase by thinking we'd have leftover pizza for dinner. Well, when I got home my older son was here playing with his cousin's and they decided to have some pizza too, which was fine. But one of his cousins saw a dead mouse in the driveway, got grossed out and threw his entire piece of pizza on the ground for the cat! This infuriated me for several reasons:

1. Our children of ours think they have it so good that they think nothing of throwing a good slice of pizza on the ground. Why is that? I guess they need to go without for awhile so they can know how good they really have it.

2. I felt guilty about buying the pizza anyway because I knew it would have been just as easy and more affordable to come home and make the kids sandwiches

3. I'm not big on wasting anything. Turn the lights off when you leave the room-don't waste electricity. Recycle. Stuff like that. Seeing the cat eating a perfectly good slice of pizza. What a waste.

4. One less piece of pizza for dinner that night.

So.. was the pizza really necessary?

3 Responses to “Dead mouse in the driveway”

  1. fern Says:

    Well, at least someone got to enjoy that pizza. Mine wouldn't! Smile

    Speaking of which (and i guess i'm getting hungry) i once had a roasted garlic and carmelize onion pizza at Bertucci's. It was to die for!! But haven't had it again since, i just don't get down that way often or i'm in a hurry.

  2. boomeyers Says:

    Oh, what parallel lives we lead. Read my post "Spoiling the kids"!! I am about to give in and get them all McDonalds for dinner tonight. Sigh. I think I should have "Sucker" tattooed on my forhead! The kids never like what I make them at home and it is easier to just eat out!
    Our kids today are over spoiled. We can only hope that they are picking up on some of the good values we show them too!
    I have been keeping a little book and recording ALL spending from cash to checks. I will post the grand totals at the end of the month. I'm scared!

  3. ima saver Says:

    Welcome, glad you are here. My husband is a builder too and my biggest "thing" is to go out and eat. I don't like cooking, I have done it for so long!

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