Hello everyone! Happy New Year and I hope you are gearing up to have a phenomenal year! Time flies and although I wish it would slow down, I love the changes the New Year brings. While there are those who loathe New Year resolutions I love them! There is nothing wrong with “New Year, New Me”. What could possibly be wrong with growing and making a promise to become better? I am pretty excited for what I have planned regardless to whether I accomplish them all or none. Just the desire to want to change things shows growth. You see that there is room for change and possibly identified a weakness. Love it! For my resolutions they are mostly geared toward things I have been working on, career, financial, weight loss. Here are some of them:
- Lose 70 lbs (yikes)
- Restart my Real Estate Career
- Get more serious about my investing
- Start taking care of the inner me more
- Stick to a personal care regimen
What are some of yours? Have you gotten started?
Yesterday my kids were out of school for “Fair Day” and that’s what we did, attended the Texas State Fair. I am a transplant here and have been in Dallas for almost 5 years. I am originally from Chicago, Il and never attended the state fair there, as it was more than 3 hrs away. Here the fair takes place in my city, so it makes it easier to attend. I have been here for 5 fairs and have attended twice. I really enjoyed myself this time and think I might start going every year.
It is a very big deal here. Schools shut down for it and all students get a free ticket. People travel from all over just for this fair and it is actually the largest state fair in the US. I am not a sports person but I do know that a lot of the traffic is centered around some of the football games held at the Cotton bowl stadium.
My main reason for attending the fair is to eat lots of good food that is bad for me. I do like to get on some of the rides but my thrill seeking days are long over. The upside down and long drops are no longer part of my game plan. So below I have shared some of my good eats with you.
- Fried Brownies-This was the best thing I ate, I believe for my kids as well
- Fried Cheesecake-It was okay, I’ve had better. The fried cheesecake that used to be at IHOP was waay better than this.
Fried Smores- It was decent, as gooey as I expected it to be, but not enough graham cracker flavor in it
Fried Red Velvet Cupcake-This was very disappointing. I had a fried red velvet cupcake the last time, and it was moist and delicious. This one was dry and just bad. They included a chicken strip with it, and that was confusing. The strip was good, but confusing
Fried Chicken and Waffle on a Stick-Nope, just nope not at all. It seemed like a heavily breaded chicken strip on a stick.
There were a few other things that I wanted to try but was too stuffed to do so.
Fried Lemonade-I have not been able to wrap my head around this one yet, but I really want to try it
Photo courtesy of David Maez, thrillist.com
Fried Chicken & Dumpling-This one is very new to me, and I am a lover of Chicken and Dumpling