Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This Day By The Lake Went Too Fast

Keith and I took the train to Chicago on Friday. It started out as a chilly, windy day, so we stopped and got some hot chocolate.  We walked around and went into a couple of stores before stopping at Giordano's for lunch. Mmmm.

When we left there, the sun had come out, so we went to the Sears Tower. 

The view was nice.  :)

It was really neat to walk out on the glass ledge and look down at the city below.

They take your photo up there, and we ended up buying one because we thought it was neat. Our house will get homier one step at a time.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hot Stuff

On a normal weekday, I am just waking up when Keith is leaving for work.  Today, however, I was covering the earlier shift and was up with Keith.  When I came out into the living room he told me there had been an "incident."

He woke up at about 2am to get a drink of water and smelled a weird burning smell, but could not figure out what it was, then came back to bed.  This morning, as he grabbed a clean bowl out of the dishwasher, it became clear.  A lid for a little tupperware container had fallen onto the heating coil thing at the bottom of the dishwasher and melted.  So, he was smelling burning plastic when he got up.

I am so happy to live in the age of the internet where I can Google "how to clean melted plastic off a dishwasher" to solve my problems.  (By the way, the answer, which was what I was thinking of doing but thought it would be best to look before doing something that would ruin my dishwasher, is to turn the dishwasher on the drying part of the cycle and let it melt more of the plastic.  Then wipe with a wet rag.  I'm pretty sure I got most of it off and it was not difficult.)

This evening we watched Survivor, which had a pretty intense tribal council for it only being the second show of the season.  I think this season's going to be pretty good.

For dinner, I added tofu to some frozen veggies with teriyaki sauce.  This was my first time cooking tofu, though I've had it out at restaurants plenty of times.  The tofu was so good.  I don't know what took me so long to make it myself!  I'm definitely going to be looking up some new recipes.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The beginning of fall

Keith and I are taking advantage of the nice fall weather recently and going for lots of walks.  We also have been watching football and agonizing over our fantasy football teams. Plus, we have had some fun hang out time with friends.

We have some fun stuff coming up, so the blog should get a little more exciting soon. :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Quick Update

My mom and grandma came over on Thursday.  My grandma brought dinner (Mexican lasagna mmmm) and my mom showed off her new car.  We like having guests, especially when they bring us food.  hehe

Sorry for the lack of posting.  I have been busy hanging with friends, watching LOST, going to craft fairs, and watching football.  I will get back in the groove soon!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

First Day of a Long Weekend

Today Keith and I slept in, which felt very nice.  We decided to go to Ikea to look for a chair for our living room.  We had one in mind, but when we sat in it today, it just was not comfy enough.  So, it's back to the drawing board on that.  After Ikea we went to Woodfield and walked around there for a bit.

Once we got home, it was dinner time.  I decided to make veggie calzones, which I don't have a recipe for so I was winging it.  When we started to eat them, we decided they could use a little more time in the oven, so the 2 extras went back in for a little bit, and I think they will be a little better.  They weren't amazing, but they were good, and it's always fun to try something new.

cheesy veggie goodness inside

After dinner, we did our grocery shopping, which is excellent to do on a Saturday night.  It was pretty empty.

Tomorrow we are going to a cousin game night, and Monday we are possibly having dinner at Keith's parents' house.  I like when weekends are a mix of plans and just relaxing.  Good stuff.