Hi guys, wow it has been awhile. Probably the longest I have gone w/o blogging since we started. Sorry for the break–my travel schedule has been a bit overwhelming and I’m basically never home. But, I do need to be better about working time into my schedule when I am in my hotel room, airports, etc. I promise to get back on track!
I have been quite a few places since we last talked, some repeats and a few new–St. Louis, Ohio, Oklahoma City, Indy, and probably a few others for work and Wisconsin for the 4th. Last week I was in Houston and currently I am in Dallas.
Part of the reason I haven’t been blogging is because almost every spare minute that I had not working, I was searching for a new apartment. It was starting to stress me out as the rental market in Chicago is pretty competitive and often times as soon as I found a cool apartment online, I would call only to find it was already gone. But, at the end of last week, I talked with my landlord and I am going to stay where I am! Which takes a huge amount of stress off my shoulders and frees up a lot of my downtime.
Most of these exact items are not in my price range, but this is the general look I’m going for. I will be scouring craigslist for sure!
As far as traveling, nothing too new or exciting on that front. I finally reached status on United though. I don’t know that it will get me much, but still exciting.
The hotel I’m staying at currently is SO nice. Another Kimpton–Kimpton is one of my all time favorite hotel chains, I have to say. They focus a lot on wellness which I love and they also have little perks that really add up. Plus, I have slept so soundly this week–better I think than I have in the last few months at various other hotels. I spent a few down hours at the pool sipping on raspberry infused water. Can’t ask for better than that on a Wednesday!
I also found one of my favorite grocery stores in Texas–the Central Market. I wish we had this grocery store in Chicago because it is maybe one the best I have been in. Tons of great produce, 4 aisles of bulk bins, bakery, a huge salad bar, sushi bar, soup bar, pickle and olive bar and pre-made foods too. My coworker told me I should start a website called bulkbins.com and chronicle which stores have the best. Well, this store definitely tops the list. If you are ever in the Texas area, it is worth taking a visit. I also think I have a problem–I have eaten sushi or sushi like dishes 5 times in the past week.
Crab tower in the first picture, which the waiter assured me was ‘huge’. Uh…no. Spring rolls in the second, which were awesome.
And that’s all I got. I will be back again soon though
Do any of you have home offices? Anything that you love or recommend that I get?