We started the month and year off at home, which is what we've done every year since I moved here. It's actually probably the only 'tradition' we have, so I'm gonna have to make sure it keeps happening.
I finally got my updated green card! You know, with my married name. You know, from when I got married three years ago and I applied for this card in April 2015. Jeepers, US government! But all jokes aside, thank goodness I finally have it. Now I can finally get my american drivers license.
We went out to dinner to Texas Roadhouse with KC's friends, we hadn't seen them in awhile so it was good fun. The most noteworthy thing of the night: I resisted the rolls. High five!
KC and I started this thing where on Sundays we make a new meal for each other. This sounds a bit lame, but sometimes I feel like I carry the weight of cooking all the time and it gets old. KC absolutely cooks, I'm not saying he doesn't, but I wanted to make it a thing where on alternating Sundays, we cook a new meal for each other. So far we've made chicken fried rice (me), stuffed peppers (KC), chicken shawarma (me), white chicken chili (him), goulash (me), anyway, it's been fun.
I ran with my bestie most Sundays, we normally run outside but it's been a bit too cold for us, plus the place we run might not have been safe if it wasn't plowed or whatever, so we met at the gym.
Also, KC switched gyms early January so after a couple years of not going to the same gym, we can finally work out together again!
KC and I eat out about once a week, but it's normally qdoba or chik fil a, we rarely do sit down (fancy or otherwise), but every now and again we go to Shiraz which is one of my favourite restaurants in the 'ville. Every time I post a picture, people tell me my food looks like a giant turd. It's not poop, it's called a beef koobideh and it's amazing (coming from someone who's not the biggest fan of beef!).
We have two pretty big birthdays in January - my mother in law and my brother in law. My mother in law turned 50 so we pretended not to really care and took her out to texas roadhouse (twice in a month, I resisted the rolls again) before her birthday and then sent texts on her actual birthday so she felt a bit down and unloved (we are so mean).
aaaaand then we threw her a surprise party!
We celebrated my brother in law's birthday at a German restaurant none of us had ever tried before - holy amazing. It's been a long time since I've had schnitzel, it was so good and so were the desserts. They had lots of gluten free options which was great, and overall we'd definitely go back (though it was a wee bit expensive).
For most of the month it's been too cold / covered in snow for us to run outside, but I will take high 50s in January any day!
I know this isn't super exciting, but I actually really like it because I normally feel like January is a super slow month and we don't do anything, but that's clearly not the case. I am excited for February though, because BIRTHDAY MONTH.
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