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Project Grateful 365: Day 96: Grateful for steak and power!

Grateful for steak and power!

So yesterday was the last day of restaurant week and the day in which Winter Storm Nemo hit New York City. However, it didn’t hit us as bad. I mean nothing comparable to Hurricane Sandy, not that it was supposed to anyways.

Winds were projected to get as high as 70kph and 10-12inches of snow. At 3am last night, I felt the building wobble a little, but nothing too scary. I was just praying that power wouldn’t go out, and it DIDN’T! Very happy about that I say!

To top it off, we had a super yummy dinner around our block. About 3 blocks away, lies this restaurant called Capital Grille. Its a very old money kind of place, fancy, pretty upscale and a normally a place where rich people go for business lunches/dinners or maybe fancy dates. Steaks alone go for around 45 usd and you have to pay another 10-12usd for a side of spinach and mashed potatoes. So basically not a place you go often, unless you’re a Wall Street trader/investment banker.

Anyways, restaurant week means food was affordable for minons like us. We enjoyed ourselves with


Yummy assortment of bread


Caesar Salad


Clam Chowder


Bone in Kona crusted dry aged sirloin with shallot butter



Parmesan and herb marinated Tournedos


Mashed potatoes


Creme Brulee (Not my thing but Kris polished off the entire bowl)


Home made Ice cream

Dinner was really great. We couldn’t finish the food so we brought home some steaks and mashed potatoes. Couldn’t bring home the ice cream, boo hoo. Not that I tried. I’m not that cheap!

As I type, I’m preparing a cheese fondue (from the about to be expired cheese from Christmas), to be dipped with left over steak (YUMS) and raw vegetables. A decadent weekend, but its Chinese New Year weekend and I’m playing ALL my Chinese cards.


Happy Chinese New Year Guys.

Project Grateful 365 (Day 94): Grateful for a beautiful Sunrise + Moonlit Sky







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Jan 7th, 2013

This was what greeted me at 5am this morning. Yes I am still jet lagged, but its quite alright because I don’t have a fixed schedule for anything. Being a housewife rocks. 🙂

I’m back to my old routine of cooking and cleaning and *sniffles* being alone. 🙁

I must remember its always hard in the first 2 weeks, whenever I go to Singapore or NYC for 3 months at a time. Its like you get into this routine and suddenly its gone. I’m a stickler for routines. Like a baby, babies love routine. Did you know that?

Although, I’ve stop whining and decided to just GET on with life, and basically SUCK it up!

I have thus :

1) unpacked my luggage

2) rearranged decorations in the house – Chinese-fy it more

3) cleaned the house

4) Made 2 trips to stock up the kitcken

5) Blogged 2 epic enteries

( http://charbotandwanderlust.com/2013/02/05/project-grateful-365-happy-6-months-little-one-grateful-for-the-obvious/ ) and ( http://charbotandwanderlust.com/2013/02/05/project-grateful-365-grateful-for-emirates-a380-business-class/ )

6) Gone for a meetup group which involves Mediative Yoga. I loved it, I mean I feel the stretch and ache this morning, but it was the kind that involved u stretching your muscles and not over straining, so I’m a happy camper!

7) Signed up for this 30 day trial member ship for New York Sports Club. They have many outlets around NYC, but I wanted to try the indoor heated pool lessons (Aqua Aerobics and Heated Pool Therapy) ** I’m going to try exercise every single day, even short walks of 30mins are better than nothing on lazy days**

8) Signed up for a single clay painting class.

9) Signed up for a single class about Body Langage Detection

10) Booked 2 tickets to ‘Luck of the Irish’, a play about racism and social issues

11) Made 2 dinner dates with friends and ‘play date’ with Charlie Bear, (My lil neighbour who’s so so cute, takes after his pretty mom!)

12) Made dinner reservations for Restaurant week (Capital Grille) with my MSH (Macro Sweet Heart)

13) Signed up for Mardi Gras party (But mostly probably might not go, because Kris said, and I quote, ‘You’re going to Mardi Gras without me???? Its an excuse where girls get beads for flashing their boobs!!!!’.)


I’m sure its not that kind of party!

I’m not the partying sort, but I wanted to check out the nice swanky place with a cool rooftop bar. Well, we will see.

***Do take note that this is the same fiancee who thinks that Halloween in the city is for girls to dress slutty. (oh please forgive my lil country pumpkin :PPPP )

14. Finished 1 finance course, in coursera. I need to be more disciplined about it!

Anyways, so there is goes, my schedule for the next 1.5 weeks or so. After I finished typing this entry, the sun is almost out!

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Ahhhhh. 🙂

Have a wonderful day my dear friends and readers!