Monday we had a day off between the end of our January term and the start of Spring classes, so we took advantage. January is getting pretty confused, and it was in the 70s and BEAUTIFUL. We could run around in dresses quite comfortably, except for the Kansas wind trying to blow all of our clothes off. Our winter legs were very happy to see the sun.
After grabbing coffee and our paychecks,we headed up to Wichita for a few things we couldn't find in little old Newton. Our first stop was Tanya's Soup Kitchen, where I had never been before. Leah had talked about how wonderful it is, and I was not disappointed. There's just something so nice about a hearty bowl of soup. We split a Cleopatra Salad - it had feta and apricot chutney, yummm - and two bowls of soup. One was a Spicy Black Bean Chili and the other was Creamy White Bean with Red Pepper and Artichoke Hearts. They were both so wonderful picking between them would be like choosing a favorite child. It was all so filling that not even the two of us could devour all of it, and that's impressive.
With our stomachs full of soup we did a little bit of shopping around Wichita and found some awesome things. We picked up a few necessities at Hobby Lobby for some future projects as well! Leah found an awesome tribal print bag that she had been looking for at Plato's Closet, and literally emptied her things into it the store and sold her old purse back to them. It was overall a wonderful excursion, and such a rare gem of a nice day in the middle of what is supposed to be winter.
Hope everyone else started their week off well!
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