Saturday, January 31, 2009

January 31, 2009

Item #4: We are still sticking to our routine of going out to eat with each other once every 2 weeks. We went to Boudin today -- quite delightful! We are pondering where we'll go in 2 weeks, which just happens to also be Valentine's Day!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

January 29, 2009

Item #84: Behold! We made ravioli from scratch! It is a long process, making the sauce, filling, and pasta from scratch ... but it was also a delicious dinner!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

January 22, 2009

Item #18: I did some looking on & want to discuss with H which project to which we might want to extend a loan. Now that the holidays and the "season of giving" is past, it seems like an ideal time for us to kick up our charitable giving.

Item #32: I did some math & have targeted a card for pay off. I think we may be able to do it by the time our 1001 days are up. Although if our adoption process is successful by then, well, those funds will probably have to be diverted elsewhere! Still, why not try now?

Item #40: I slipped up in my daily practice of playing for free rice ... things just got a bit busy & I was also dealing with a virus (computer, not human-related), so my computer was often whirring away, scanning & healing. Anyway, I played for 1,500 more grains today, bringing us to a total of 95,000. Uh, yeah. It's going to take us a lot to get to 1,000,000 grains.

Monday, January 19, 2009

January 19, 2009

Item #62: COMPLETE! I don't know if we'll keep up with the 8 hours of sleep every night ... but it sure has been nice! :D

Saturday, January 17, 2009

January 17, 2009

Item #4: We dined out, just the 2 of us, at a restaurant H really wanted to try: Ra. They specialize in sushi (which I abhor), but they also had a number of cooked items on the menu. H's eyes are still alight. I told him that many of the expressions on his face while eating the sushi really should be reserved for the bedroom.

Item #62: One more night of 8 hours of sleep. Or close enough. Once again, H stayed up to an obscene hour, jeopardizing our completion of this item. He did that last Friday night, too. I think he got 7 hours of sleep, but he claims he's taking a nap this afternoon to add up to a total of 8 hours. I'm willing to count that. Only 2 more nights remaining!

Item #81: We are using up some more lotion, with this dry & bitterly cold weather!

Item #99: The new restaurant we tried, Ra, brings our total of new places tried to 14, so we are almost halfway there!

Friday, January 16, 2009

January 16, 2009

Item #40: 2,000 more grains for today, for a new total of 93,500!

Item #62: Once again, I slept fitfully, but feel okay. We've tackled this for 11 days ... 3 to go!

Tomorrow we are planning on trying out a new restaurant: Ra!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

January 15, 2009

Item #40: I didn't play for any rice yesterday, so I played for extra today, for 4,500 grains, a new total of 91,500!

Item #62: Again, I'm sleeping fitfully, but feel pretty rested by the morning. Not altogether satisfying sleep, but rested. We've done this for 10 days ... just need 4 more!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

January 12, 2009

Item #40: niveous = snowy ... that was my last word of the day, for 2000 more grains of rice!

Item #62: We both slept fitfully ... probably ate too late, plus lots of plowing going on last night ... but we did do our best to be in bed for 8 hours & get as much rest as possible. Hopefully we'll sleep better tonight!

Monday, January 12, 2009

January 12, 2009

Item #29: Time to reset our timer on fast food. We got McDonalds. And they'd just made the fries. Damn, they were tasty. Totally worth the splurge!!

Item #62: Last night was another 8 hours of restful sleep!!! We're halfway to our goal!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January 11, 2009

Item #62: Another successful night of 8 hours of sleep. H's eyes are losing their red streaks!

Item #75: We went to the Arboretum ... and it was so sunny, we were squinting against the glare most of the time we were there. My eyes were watering a lot, and it was hard to capture great photos, just because of the quality of light, but it was quite beautiful and serene. People were out in droves, with their snowshoes & cross-country skis!

edit: Item #40: 2,000 more grains done tonight!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

January 10, 2009

Item #40: I'm on a roll! 2,000 more grains ... and I got to level 52 tonight!!! Go, me!

Item #62: We barely squeaked by, with H going to bed sometime around 2:30 am. BAD H!!!!

Item #75: Tomorrow we are planning on going to the Arborteum. It should be gorgeous after this most recent snowfall. And we should be able to enjoy getting out of the car a bit ... our last visit, it was -35F with windchill!

Friday, January 9, 2009

January 9th, 2009

Item #40: Got in 2,000 more grains! :)

Item #62: We got in 2 more nights of 8 hour sleep. Tonight'll be the real challenge ... H loves staying up super late to play computer games (he's playing Fallout 3 right now). I'm going to read & go to bed close to our new "usual" bedtime!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

January 7th, 2009

Item #40: Today, I played for 2,000 grains more! That brings our total to 79,000!

Item #62: Two nights down, 12 to go.

Bit of a broken record, but there you have it! We're working on Item #51, by going to the gym & being more careful with our food intake, but it'll be a while before we can truly check that one off!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

January 6, 2009

Item #40: 2,000 grains more! Little by little, it adds up!

Item #62: One night down, 13 to go.

Monday, January 5, 2009

January 5th 2009

Item #40: Another 2000 grains of rice today, bringing our total to 75,000! YAY! Only 925,000 to go! LOL!

Item #62: Tonight we are re-attempting the 8 hours of sleep every night for 2 weeks. I have no problem hitting this quota (I am really more of an 9 hours of sleep kind of gal), but H is often short on sleep, so we're going to try to hit this mark & see if it helps with his feelings of being tired.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

January 4th, 2009

Item #40: Another 2,000 grains of rice!

Item #98:

(need the recipes for our meal? Go to Latharia's blog for links)

Saturday, January 3, 2009

January 3, 2009

Item #4: We went out for our first of several every-other-week-dining-out experiences. See Item #99 below!

Item #40: I just logged another 1,300 grains of rice. And made it to level 51!!! I'm not sure how ... just suddenly realized it read "Best Level: 51", and then my performance started tanking! LOL! We're now at an even 71,000!

Item #99: We tried LaBriola tonight. It was fantastic. We think it's a strong contender for our new favorite restaurant (Item #30), beating out Go Roma! The amusing part is that the two restaurants are in the same complex, about 4 doors down from each other! And there's another Italian themed place (although more upscale) with a block. It'll be interesting to see if there's enough interest to sustain them all ... or if one (or 2) will fold! Knowing our luck, whichever we determine to be our fave will fold!

Friday, January 2, 2009

January 2, 2009

Item #40: I just logged another 1,720 grains of rice. My best level thus far is 47. I don't know if I can beat it, though. Our total is now 70,700. I figured out if we do about 1400 grains a day, at the end of our 1001 days we will have done a million grains of rice. So I'm just going to keep at it for a while. :D

Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 1, 2009

Item #4: We are going to start this one, on Saturday & continue it through the end of February. We're planning on combining it with Item #99!

Item #21:
We may head to the hardware store this Sunday, to get enough spackle to do this job. Wish us luck.

Item #40: I just logged another 2,500 grains of rice. And made it to level 47 -- BEAT THAT! *grin* We are now at 68,980 grains. I have to come up with an average we need to make per day to reach our goal. I think it's still going to be an awful lot!!

Item #79: H took in a tin of caramels enrobed in dark chocolate and dusted with sea salt -- a corporate type gift I received at work that we'll never be able to (nor should we!) finish! So, that makes 5/5, and this item is done. Although we may continue it, just for fun!