Monday, February 15, 2010

February 15, 2010

Item #16: We visited the Art Institute, which has been on our list since it's inception. We enjoyed the impressionists & the sculpture gallery ... but were sorely disappointed to learn that the entire arms & armor exhibit has been replaced with Indian art!!! Only 2 pieces of the entire collection remain on display. There went my best chance to get my nephew to go to the museum! I have always loved that exhibit & will miss it sorely.

Item #52: Spent another Saturday night with no TV & no computers ... but it was a near thing,
because we forgot all about it, as we were in The City for an overnight stay in a hotel. Good thing we didn't watch the Olympics ... we would've had to have started all over again!!!

Item #99: Three new restaurants for us to report trying: Wow Bao, Park Grill, & Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant. I think we'd happily go back to all three!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

February 6, 2010

Item #2: We successfully completed this item! H says it has been the hardest on thus far, but I recall how many times we attempted our "no swearing" item & failed!!! We celebrated by going out to Five Guys on Thursday. It was heavenly.

Item #52: Last Saturday night we spent a lot of the time reading ... tonight we have plans to be doing a lot of cooking and baking. We're getting creative for our upcoming week's menus. In addition to wanting to use up things from the freezer, H had dental implant surgery this morning, so for a week, he can't have anything crunchy or hard. It rules out all kinds of foods he truly enjoys, so we're making a lot of things he likes -- pasta & sauce, salsa to go with some quesadillas, fresh cut pineapple, brownies ... chicken barley soup. I expect the time to fly by!