- ever wonder why hotels try to charge so much? why do we need a middle man to get a good deal? We had a date night on Saturday and we were looking into hotel rooms and costs. being frugal but not wanting to stay at the roach motels we kept our eyes on things like priceline.com and expedia. well i am a fan of William Shatner, love Boston Legal!! anyway i thought i would check out a 3 star in Salina. Now keep in mind when looking at rooms the Best Western rates were 69 dollars!! i thought well for that much i want to stay somewhere nice. Well i am what old William would call a 'mamby pamby'!! i tried a 60 dollar room rate at a 3 star hotel and they would accept the bid!! Wes said he would try later. Well Saturday night came I asked Wes where were we going, he said it was a surprise he and that he was no 'mamby pamby'!! When we pulled into the Hyatt I said no way!! The Hyatt? How much, he said his winning bid was 45 bucks!! Can you believe it!! he went low because the company putting the bid on tacks on an additional 13 bucks in fees and taxes so it still came out to 58. but i thought the Best Western for 69 or the Hyatt for 58 hmmm... my baby is no 'mamby pamby'!!!
today i am making banana crumb muffins for my girls, their breakfast choices no longer include cereal for a couple of reasons, 1. Wes gets up in the middle of the night and eats cereal, and 2. we only get cheerios because of no corn syrup and the girls usually don't eat it any more. so now they get either waffles or pancakes or muffins, until they decide to eat eggs and toast i need to be creative. so the muffins are made with splenda and real butter non fat yogurt and non bleached flour. they are topped with a brown sugar and cinnamon topping. these freeze well so i can put them in baggies and freeze for later use!!
anyway i had a lovely retreat with my sweetheart this weekend. the Elvis impersonators are coming to town and i was thinking the seats would be cheap enough to take my sister to however they are not two tickets would be over 70 dollars so that is out and her birthday is coming up and she is an even bigger fan then me, but Joan Rivers is going to be here as well and her tickets are only 22 dollars a piece so i may be able to get us in there and she is still alive!! I think that should be one of her jokes, her tickets are less then a dead mans!!! so i have to go see what my little ones are doing as they are trying to get dressed without me!! they are in their room all alone!! laundry everywhere!!! gotta go!! have a great monday y'all!!