Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Making Headway

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.


  1. That's a fun date! Something new and interesting!

    We went out for my bday (as you know) and it was so nice! I need to book us a babysitter more often. Perhaps I'll follow your resolution schedule. ;)

    1. We used to always think of date night as having it be for long periods of time. A babysitter, an over night stay. I hated feeling like i was inconveniencing anyone. But asking someone to watch Annabelle for two hours so that we can do a movie, go out to eat, whatever, is so much more doable

  2. Sounds like a nice time with your husband. We haven't done many date nights at all and I think we're going to start trying to do that a little more often now that Donut is a little older.

  3. SoupFest! That is so cool. Wish we had something like that here. Good for you getting to go on date night and sticking to your resolutions. I think it is very important to get some alone time with your spouse regularly to reconnect. In the end it benefits the whole family.