January 2014 has gone by very fast and it’s been said that as you get older time goes by fast. I feel that I’ve been accomplishing a lot on my to-do list for 2014, except for one. Exercising <sigh> I have done a trail repair and I was sore (shoveling dirt does that to me) the next two day plus I did a 3 mile hike the same day (legs felt fine). John and I went out for dinner today for our date night (#21). My goal was to go to a place that we haven’t gone to together so I chose The Varsity Grill on Broadway. I’ve been there a couple of times with the book club I was in a couple of years ago. I ate an appetizer and bought John and Matt home the early bird special, surf and turf. They got a steak about the size of a deck of cards and 6 shrimp on a skewer for $5.00. It turns out that the restaurant was sold and is now something else, don’t remember name, but it was a LOT more expensive than the Grill. We had decided to go at happy hour to save money and this place didn’t have food just appetizers for happy hour. We ended up going to a restaurant we walked by called El Toro. As usual when we eat at a Mexican restaurant, we filled up on chips and salsa and had left overs for tomorrow. We hadn’t been to that restaurant but we’ve been to an El Toro restaurant across town.
I made cherry chocolate kiss cookie for the month of January (#20). Matt picked the cookie out of 4 choices I gave him. They turned out yummy and would make them again sometime in the future. They were more shortbread type and the chocolate kiss in it made it just perfect. Wish we had hot chocolate to have with it but Matt’s back in the house and the container that lasted us from Oct-Dec (maybe 1/4 used) was drank within a month with Matt here :) I took the honey to work so I didn’t have tea to drink either.
I glanced at my to-do list and need to work on a plan to get some of these items marked off. I might make the list on a large paper and post it in the bedroom so that I can view the list and know what needs to be worked on.