It's been almost a month and I am happy to say that I am doing a good job sticking to my New Year's Resolutions. It's so easy to say you are going to work on something and then let it slide, especially when there are not any repercussions if you fail. Whose going to yell at me if I don't floss my teeth as often as I should except me and my dentist?
So on Sunday, I hit on two of my resolutions at the same time, woo! Mark and I had a mini date, resolution #6. We went to Soup Fest, which was tasty, awesomeness. My friend Stephanie had won tickets to go but ended up not being able to. She gave me permission to use her tickets to get in, saved us $10. We just had to buy our soup coupons and then we were eating lots of yummy soup. The average soup sample cost between one and two coupons.
We tried some really good soup too. We didn't go to any of the restaurant stalls that we would eat at normally. We've been to Danny's and Roadhouse Grill many times and we've eaten tons of chicken wing soup before so those types of entries, we stayed away from. But I did get adventurous, resolution #5! I had alligator gumbo, which tasted just like chicken. It may have been chicken for all I know, I'm gullible like that. Plus we had turkey pot pie soup, chorizio chowder, spicy pepper and sausage soup, black bean soup, pierogi soup plus a bunch of others that I can't remember right now. There weren't any that I hated, though there were only one or two that I loved.
It was so nice to be able to spend a couple of hours, just Mark and I. It took quite a bit of finagling to find a sitter for Annabelle, but so worth it. Having that time alone with Mark helps me remember how much I love my husband and why we are together in the first place. Being married and a parent has it's stressful moments but when we are laughing together or fighting our way through the crowd for some free Univera soup tureens, it's easier to know why I fell for him in the first place. It was a good weekend.