Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday, I am beat

   My Sissie calls me her gerbil because I am always on the move doing something.  Actually I am usually working.  But this week has taken a lot out of me.  I don't know why?  We had a huge weather drop from the 90's to the 50's and it is back up to the 60's here and that always kills my arthritis.  Plus the sinus thing is a little sketchy.  So just having the littles here today is actually a break for me.

     Not to have to sew and the week turned out to be much busier that I had anticipated.  Yesterday I had 5 police shirts to alter, 4 pairs of pants to hem and a bridesmaid dress to alter.  It turned into 11 additional pairs of pants to hem for people who were heading out of town.  So the bridesmaid dress will wait until next week.   I am just beat to death.  SO happy to not touch that machine for about 3 days let me tell you.

     Hubs and I took the opportunity to take McDonalds up on the free international menu item promotion.  I have so much foreign coin from mom and dads travels.  We were surprised that none of the staff really new about the promotion.   The manager did and was very nice about it. I don't think many people took advantage in our area.    Both hub's and I got a sandwich for free (a foreign coin) then we went to another McD's and hub's got the bacon cheese fries and I got the stroople desert.  The total if we had spent money would have been over $18.00 with tax.  This is what we found out.

     The sandwiches were over sauced.  Our meat kept slipping out of the bun.  Neither of us would order these again.  I could only eat 1/2 my chicken sandwich and then needed a bath. The fries were so salty that they were hard to eat and we did not finish them either.  The cheeses was that fake gelatinous muck and tasted terrible. The stroople was way too sweet and this is from a girl who likes her sugar..  So for our free meal we decided it was too, too, too.  Too messy, too salty, and too sweet.  But is was free!

    Hub's and I also reminisced about a McD's promotion almost 40 years ago when we were starving college students.  It was a trivial pursuit game, where you answered questions on a card that you received from a menu item.   The first question was easy and you could get a soda or a cone, if you opted for the second question and got it right you got two menu items, if you got the second answer wrong you lost it all.  Then there was a 3rd question that was vary hard. If you got this right you had a sandwich of your choice an order of fries and a drink.  Hubs and I would get one of these and also pick up any extras we could find in the trash cans and that people did not want.  On Saturdays we would go to our local library and research the questions.  Sometimes we would spend up to 4 hours  and come out with 8-10 free meals.  It kept us going during a hard spell of our economic struggles.  It was also fun.  We had good memories of this.  Hey free is free and if you are a college student on a tight budget a burger and fries are a great treat.

     I am going to take it easy today and just putter around the house while I watch the littles.  No sewing or treadmill for me today, my head won't handle it.

     There is a spaghetti feed at the church tonight to raise money for the scouts.  That means over cooked spaghetti, bagged over processed salad and some kind of bread.  But we will go support the cause.

     I have no plans for Saturday and I refuse to make any.

Do you have any plans for the weekend?

Have a great and productive day staying positive while you are in the negative.

Kim

23 comments:

  1. Take care of yourself and allow YOU to get a bit of rest. We all need a day for that now and then.

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    1. Yes after yesterday I do need a rest. SO today I have no plans just what ever makes me happy.

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  2. I am glad I am not the only one who will pay to eat a less than stellar meal to support a cause. At least it is not pancakes!

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    1. We have paid $20.00 for a hot dog before, and actually last night the spaghetti was not half bad.

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  3. Nice score on the McDonald's. Too bad it wasn't tastier. Weekends with no plans are terrific. We are going out to dinner with friends. I am going to try to stay on my diet. Tommorrow, my son and grandson are coming for breakfast. Then my son will help Hubby dig out the dead tree.

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    1. That sounds nice. Getting to see grand kids and son. I love to cook a big breakfast for my family. Have a great weekend, well except for trying to stay on the diet.... blah.

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  4. The kidsand I did the McD's International Trade too. We were asked how we knew about it. I told them I saw it on a blog. We also ad the same problem with the hambuurger, too muc sauce and fack tasting cheese. My daughter had the chicken and said it wasn't as saucy. sonenjoyed he fries but I thought they had too much salt. theflurry as merel ok. But it was FREE and helped wth grad night running around.

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  5. I've cut back on eating fast food and haven't been to McDonalds (except for coffee) for a very long time. Don't particularly miss it.

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    1. I love the diet coke, but don't eat there unless on the way out of town in a big hurry.

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  6. I was told at McD they were not participating!

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    1. I don't think they had a choice so I think you were lied to, that is a shame.

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  7. I hadn't heard about the promotion. Haven't been to McDonald's since my youngest son went off to college three years ago, so it's just as well.

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    1. Well other than the best diet coke on the planet you have not missed much.

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  8. Oh could I stretch a dime in college. I remember the summer of 84 Olympics when the Soviet Union boycotted the LA Games. Their promotion at McDonalds was winning food when a US athlete won Gold. Well, they did not expect so much free food since the main competition sat out. That was my summer before starting college.

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    1. Good memories and you are just a baby. I am an old fart compared to you.

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  9. Have a break from that sewing machine Kim & give yourself some rest. Enjoy those littlies - they grow up so fast! I am hoping to spend time with my grandsons this weekend. Its freezing here - mid winter temps for sure. Take care my friend xx

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    1. I forget that you are on an opposite weather pattern than me. Stay warm and enjoy the grandsons.

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  10. Hope you are feeling better - my sinus infections are related to dairy - casein sensitivity - life is not the same without real cheese and butter!

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    1. Oh my I feel for you. Mine are related to medicine as the one of the side affects is swollen sinuses.

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  11. Go eat a donut or three and feel better!

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    1. How about a box of 1/2 a box of Lucky charms?

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  12. I got the chicken sandwich and thought the same thing. My son had the burger and liked it. I remember when my oldest daughter was little they did the monopoly game. We would go and collect all of the pieces. We would get so many free items. We even won a few small prizes like $5 gift cards and a t-shirt. So many people didn't even look at their pieces. We would eat free lunches and she got to play on the playground. I would bring burgers and nuggets home for hubby to take to lunch the next day. It was walking distance from our apartment and we were really broke back then.

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