note to self: bring lunch. every. day. no matter what.
last week i managed to forget my lunch. everyday. i meant to pack it, but for some reason i opted to live off cereal all week. and let me tell you, cereal doesn't make very good leftovers. so i opted to live the life of a city girl. i used my lack of planning as the perfect opportunity to enjoy the fabulous downtown dining scene. i spent a week enjoying pastas and soups, salads and sandwiches. it was heaven.
but hell for the wallet. every saturday i balance our account to make sure we stay within our budget. that's right, we have a budget. anyway, just for kicks i decided to total up my week of luxury and almost feel out of my chair. $42.25. yep. forty two dollars on lunch. yikes!
to put it into further perspective, i decided to ponder all the different things i could have bought for $42.00 or less....
- a tank of gas (and a pack of gum, bottle of water, and maybe even some peanut m&m's)
- two trips snowboarding. yep- two.
- a trip to the doggy spa & a pedicure for myself.
- concert tickets.
- a months gym membership.
- two weeks of groceries.
- a great haircut.
- a new pair of really great gloves (very important since i sadly lost one)
- a gallon of paint.
...ah. i have to stop. i get it. bring lunch. everyday. no matter what. and i recommend you do too.