Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Winter of our Discontent (Lincoln Park Conservatory)

On Saturday, we headed to Lincoln Park Conservatory.  It was freezing, we were looking for something to do indoors, and their Christmas Train exhibit was still going.  This trip was a huge success for us.  I dropped Allan and Henry off at the door and lucked into a great parking spot less than a block away.  We were able to take off our coats and just feel good!

It was lush, green and warm inside!  
Not a shabby exhibit.  The trains were slow, but we did not mind.

Mom, this is AWESOME!
Mom, you may as well sit down, we are going to be here for awhile!

For me, Lincoln Park Conservatory has several points over its more famous cousins.....  It is not as big or extensive as Garfield Park Conservatory (which is amazing), but it was closer for us and an easier drive in the snow.  The trains were not as amazing as those at the Chicago Botanic Gardens (where we are members), but it was closer and FREE!  It was also not as busy, which made it easier for us to relax while our crazy 2 year old ran around like a crazy child.

We left and headed out to an early dinner, passing William Shakespeare in Lincoln Park.  He looked cold, we were cold, Henry wanted none of this picture.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Back to Blogging?

After a whopping two posts in 2013, one of my new year's resolutions is to blog (at least) once a week.  I like that there is a record of what is happening, much more fun to look at than my google calendar.

For the (my) record, here are my other New Year's Resolutions.

1.  I will no longer complain about being tired. This is my life, I make the choices that cause it to be this way.  Your words create the environment in which you live.  I actually started this in December, while I am still working on my internal monologue of "I'm tired, I'm exhausted", they won't escape my lips.

2.  Blog once a week.  I want to try to do some sort of "Toddler Tuesdays" posts of things Henry and I are up to and Favorite Things Fridays - reminding myself of things I love.  I figure out I can make it up as I go.

3.  See a nutritionist at least once.  I am working on writing down what I am eating before my first appointment.

4.  Fitness/Weight - really, keep going, maybe lose some lbs via diet changes.  My working out is good, I feel healthy, my weight is virtually unchanged from this time last year.  Sure I weight more than I would like, I but I also want to be content with who I am.

Anyone still out there?  Any suggestions?