176 Days ’til 40: Making Reservations (For Dinner)

29 Aug



We have all had those evenings, haven’t we?  We come home from a long day at work and the last thing we want to be doing is preparing a meal for our family.  This is even more challenging in homes where both parents must work.  Sometimes we find that in these moments we are more likely to either make reservations or order food for delivery.  This is dependent on the degree of exhaustion – do we have the energy to eat in a somewhat dignified manner without drooling on the table?  If so, we go out – otherwise, we order in and drool on the couch while watching t.v. and eating out of paper bags and styrofoam boxed fast food.

I prefer home cooked meals, but there are times when those breaks are so critical to our mental health.

Today, 176 days ’til 40, I am thankful for the permission we give ourselves to make reservations every once in a while instead of making dinner.



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24 responses to “176 Days ’til 40: Making Reservations (For Dinner)

  1. fransiweinstein

    August 29, 2012 at 00:05

    Yes. Have no reservations about making reservations! Enjoy.

  2. buckwheatsrisk

    August 29, 2012 at 00:25

    me too! haha drool on the table, you teachers… 😉

  3. Anonymous

    August 29, 2012 at 00:25

    I prefer home made food because Im accustomed to it. My mom always cooks at home she’s a very good chief

    • 400daystil40

      August 29, 2012 at 22:47

      I like to eat home cooked meals better, I just don’t always want to put forth the effort to cook them!!!

  4. walkwiththerabbi

    August 29, 2012 at 01:53

    My wife has had a saying for years – “Anything with more than 2 ingredients is a recipe- and I DON’T do recipes.” The restaurants and certain East Indian frozen entree’ providers simply love us – especially Fran! Fatigue is incidental in our home when it comes to cooking.

    • 400daystil40

      August 29, 2012 at 22:46

      This is so funny! I often feel the same way!

  5. Lucianus Mauricius

    August 29, 2012 at 04:38

    Thank Dog for Flash Pizza delivery 😀

    • 400daystil40

      August 29, 2012 at 22:45

      I was at a meeting late tonight and came home to find that is what my family had done in my absence.

  6. mskatykins

    August 29, 2012 at 08:37

    Funnily enough my man took me out for dinner on Monday night. We were going to get take away but the place was shut so we ended up going for a sit down meal and it was really nice. Sometimes spontaneity is good! 🙂

  7. Marie-Adeline

    August 29, 2012 at 18:33

    true so true.

  8. viveka

    August 29, 2012 at 19:53

    I hate to cook for only me .. but today I do – can’t run on restaurants anymore .. as I did when living aboard. I like eating out when I’m on holiday .. enjoy food in exciting places and meet other dinners.
    As you said – it’s good for our mental healthy – I really believe it. Doing every second day will make it very boring, but once there and when.

    • 400daystil40

      August 29, 2012 at 22:44

      Yes, definitely!!! I agree with you, it is nice to order out every once in a while, but I actually can’t stand doing it all the time.

      • viveka

        August 29, 2012 at 22:46

        Do you know what … today I left for the supermarket with my trousers inside out again … the navy blue. Can’t believe – notice in the lift when I couldn’t put my keys in the pocket. – I think I need to eat out more .. *smile

  9. The Quiet Borderline (back in hospital)

    August 29, 2012 at 21:40

    Hell yea!!!

  10. Sid Dunnebacke

    August 30, 2012 at 03:56

    Yeah. Thanks for the welcome, if fleeting, justification!


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