Monday, February 22, 2010

Randomness. That's all.

In case you're wondering, I have been doing my month of service.  It's not nearly as glamorous as I had envisioned.  Perhaps it's my stage of life right now that's preventing me from doing bigger acts of service for others.  And I'm okay with that.  There were a few days that I felt really bad about it thinking my little service was lame.  But some service is better than no service, right? 

In the future, I've decided not to announce such things as this on my blog.  Then I don't have to follow through.  :P

One thing I have been thinking about doing and actually told Danny and my little sister about is giving up French fries.  I told them this about a week ago.  Then today, when I was out buying milk, I bought the two middle boys Happy Meals.  It was a big deal.  We don't buy Happy Meals.  It's a waste of money and the toys are crap that will just be donated in next month's 27 fling boogie (flylady-speak).  But today we were celebrating being out and not sick (mostly not anyway) and buying milk and being obedient and happy! 

So, my point, the French fries.  They spoke to me today.  They were persistent.  And I gave in.  I bought myself a little bag of fries with my sandwich for like $1.19 plus tax.  And you know what?  They were gross.  But the frugal-Nazi in me insisted I eat them since I bought them. 

Now as I sit here blogging about it, it makes me sick reliving it.  Good bye fries.  I don't need you anymore. 


Momza said...

hmm did u try dipping them in a a milkshake?
as for acts of service...I have found that TIME is the best gift of all.

Lisa said...

I've discovered the same thing recently about all fast foods, especially fries. But you know what I still LOVE? Homemade baked fries. I just cut up my potatoes into nice chunky fries (I like thick fries, but that's the beauty of home cooking: you can make it how you like it!), drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika, and a titch of garlic. I bake at 375 or 400, and in 15-30 minutes, I have crispy, delicious fries that are mega-flavorful and much healthier than deep-fried! I make my own fry sauce too, with a little mayo, a lot of ketchup, and a squirt of mustard.

Don't get me started on homemade hamburgers. ;)

Lori @ Couponomic Stimulus Package said...

I have found the same thing about fast food. It's really not good. But, it is a cheap treat for the kiddos.

Julie said...

I have been wondering how your month of service was going. I totally get the "not nearly as glamorous as I had envisioned" bit. Some days my services felt really lame, too.

However.... you'll feel really good if you keep it up. I promise!

JoMamma said...

Sometimes we need to have something be really really gross so we will not want it anymore.

On to your service atleast you chose the shortest month so you could really focus on quality. :)


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