112 – Couscous, Smoke, and the Maker Mindset

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

Budget Update
We’re still using Mint to track our money and trying to be mindful and responsible. We chose to make a Blue Apron recipe instead of going out. While Chad really dislikes couscous he was glad we stayed home and made dinner.

Smoke Alarm Fun
Searing pork for another recipe meant too much smoke in the house and the Nest smoke alarm let us know it was ready to go off. This was the first time since we installed the Nest alarm that it was about to activate.

Maker Mindset and Fashion
One of the employees at Chad’s client this week was an inspiration because he is always willing to take on new challenges and help move the company forward. He is the complete embodiment of the growth mindset.

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111 – Beagles, Budgets, Burgers

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

BREW Beagle Adoption Event
Tini’s been pretty sad since her big brother Tater Tot passed, so we took her to a BREW Beagle adoption event to see if she’d be happy to hang out with other beagles. She ignored the dogs and decided to go shopping for treats and bully sticks instead.

Are Budgets like Diets?
We sat down to figure out our budget and found we might be savoring a little too much in the Restaurants & Bars category! Awareness is key to finances/budgeting. It’s important to sit down and take a look at your finances so you know where you are and can determine where you’re going.

Industrial Revolution
Chad had a client in Indiana and was intrigued by Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille.  It looked cool, so he stopped in for dinner. They offer a featured burger for their weekly salute to an innovator.

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110 – Baseball, Our Anniversary, and Pizza

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

Our First Brewers Game of the Year
The Brewers took on the St. Louis Cardinals. We tried out the new food offerings and found the concessions teams are still getting their feet under them this season.

Our 11th Wedding Anniversary
The gift for the 11th wedding anniversary is steel. Find out what we thought aboutbuying, but then decided to spend the money on a bottle of Zinfandel  – “Saldo” by The Prisoner – at dinner.

Camp Bar
It’s an up-north lodge type feel with craft cocktails, a fireplace, and outdoor area, and pizza from a local bakery. We both enjoyed Magner’s Cider. It was light and refreshing.

Free Pizza!
It was a home game for Wineza this week. We were starting a bit late so we chose to order from Organ Piper Pizza. The staff surprised us with a free za! Be sure to support your local businesses.

Lounge Lizards
Chad’s recent client was actually the school he attended for junior college 27 years ago. He was happy to be back on campus and it provided an opportunity to catch up with a number of his friends who used to hang out in the campus Lounge.

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109 – New Eyes, Crisco Naps, and Gratitude

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

Ruth Orders Bifocals
Ruth finally gave in and ordered progressive bifocal lenses for her new frames.  She’s officially feeling old.

Milwaukee Day 414
4-14 was Milwaukee Day (Milwaukee’s area code is 414). First we stopped at Mexican restaurant El Beso and Ruth discovered what “gordita” means in Spanish. Later, we visited wine bar Vintage 38 and found Tater Tot Nachos (totchos).

Chad Invents A New Term
What is a disco nap for food? Chad coins the term “Crisco Nap.” We ended up deferring Wineza to Saturday

What We’re Drinking
We really enjoyed this 2014 Petite Sirah from M2 Winery in Lodi, California.  It drank like a Cabernet and was unexpectedly delicious! We’ll share our experience at the winery meeting Winemaker/Founder Layne Montgomery and Bob the Cat.

Gratitude for Tater’s Support Team
We sent thank you notes to everyone on Tater’s team thanking them for their help on his journey. His radiation oncologist called us to extend her condolences. It’s so important to reach out and let people know you’re there and to offer support.

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108 – Meditation, Tini, and Alton Brown

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

100 days of meditation.
Ruth’s using the Insight Timer meditation app. She started by reading 10% Happier by Dan Harris. Chad talked about DEFCON radio by SomaFM.

First lunch on the patio!
We enjoyed a Blue Apron recipe for lunch and ate outside for the first time in 2017. We find out that Chad dislikes cardinals.

Tini’s 6th anniversary.
Today is Tini’s birthday or as some people call it, “Gotcha Day.” We adopted her through BREW Beagles (Beagle Rescue, Education, and Welfare). You can visit their website and see adoptable beagles at gotbeagles.org.

Seeing Alton Brown live again.
We got to see Alton Brown’s “Eat Your Science” tour. It’s food! It’s science! It’s so us! We previously saw his “Edible Inevitable” tour in 2014. He puts on a fun show and is so good with impromptu audience interaction. You can find him on Twitter at @altonbrown.

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107 – A Concert, Breakfast, and Finances

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

– Seeing Styx live in concert at an indoor venue.
Why “YYZ” was NOT on the set list.
Deep tracks like “Man in the Wilderness.”

– Ruth played trivia and made a Blue Apron meal solo.

– An awesome breakfast at Blue’s Egg including Eggs Benedict and Hoppel Poppel.

– Chad compares coffee and wine and how similar they are.

– Spending time with friends (and dogs) and seeking out connection.
Security conferences: CypherCon and ThotCon.

– New financial idea from Becoming Minimalist
Eight Countercultural Decisions to Find Financial Freedom

 

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106 – Shopping, Comfort Food, and Reaching Out To Touch Someone

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives! In this week’s episode, we talk about:

  • Shopping for clothes when overweight.
  • New restaurants we tried this week:
  • Tater crossed the Rainbow Bridge on March 22.
    • Comfort food and the secret ingredient of love.
    • The power of a phone call and human connection.
  • Ruth’s new job should be fun!

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105 – Family Lunch, Losing Weight, and a Biopsy

Welcome to Savoring Our Lives!

In this week’s episode, we talk about:

    • Tater’s continued history of growing stuff he shouldn’t
    • Lunch with Chad’s parents at The Hale House
      • Inspiring Chad’s dad through electronics
    • Cancelling Weight Watchers
      • Past successes, bananas, and haikus
      • Visiting the doctor, the weight management handout, and putting in the effort

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