Wednesday, February 6

January's Challenge--No Dining Out

So, still recovering from the spend fest that is the holiday season, we decided to try to not eat out for the entire month of January. How did we do?
January 1st-- The first day of "no eating out" and we went to Old Chicago for lunch. The excuse, er reason, was it was a holiday. We start tomorrow!
We made it from January 2nd to January 14th, no dining out. The 15th was restaurant night for the school, so we HAD to go. You know so my kids can sit there with goofy shy smiles, telling me they see kids they know but the won't go say hello when I tell them to? When they see teachers or the principal, based on their reaction you would think we were in the presence of celebrities! Totally worth the digression.  The next day I had plans to meet up with a friend for lunch, it is no fun to meet up for lunch, at home!
We then made it to January 24th, no dining out.

 On January 25th, we were invited to Linger, formerly Olinger Mortuary, can you tell how they recycled the old neon sign?  We could not pass up the opportunity to say we ate dinner in a former mortuary! Seriously, the dessert menu was on a toe tag. It was well worth it, the food was wonderful as was the company. It's a small plate concept and so you get a little of this and a little of that. We were stuffed when we left.

     The views were breathtaking and the bar top was made out of lite brite pegs! Did you even know they still made Lite Brite? It's evolved, just like the television,  from bulky to flat screen!

The next day I had an all day Sketchup class so I ate at Subway. Mike and the kids went to On the Border for lunch. After that, we made it through the rest of the month with out dining out. So out of 93 opportunities to eat out, we only ate out 6 times-- that would actually be a B+, don't you think? Next month's challenge-- "TURN OFF THE LIGHTS!"
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  1. Awesome attempt! I'll hold a family meeting and see if we might consider tackling this. We should.

  2. Thanks Keri! I plan on sharing some great tips and ideas that made it easier to do this, stay tuned!


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