Friday, August 10, 2012
Back to work.
Menu of the Day:
In my glass: I don't like drinking chardonnay in the summer, so i look for viogniers, and roussannes and white blends. This one is an Albarino wine (never heard of that kind before) by Perajas Cellars. From Yakima. It tastes like summer. Light, fun, slightly citrus, sunny, and laid back.
Latest iTunes purchase: Brandi Carlile's new one. I'm listening to it now. So far, so good. But i need to listen to music at least 5 times before i get the real feel for it.
On my Kindlefire: The Paris Wife. I am really liking this book! It's about Ernest Hemingway's first wife. It makes me want to know more about him and maybe even read one of his books. I never have.
The best thing that happened this week: FRIDAY. This was my first week back to work after 5 weeks off. Fridays go unnoticed on vacations. But not anymore! At least for another year.
Weird thing that happened: it was a very hot last weekend. Record temperatures. And someone went into our patio and stole our fan. They didn't steal my bike. They weren't interested in my brand new leaf blower. They didn't care about my beautiful patio flowers (seen above) or our nice patio chairs from The Summer House... they only stole our fan. It was hot and i think someone by the pool or walking by heard that i had it running over the weekend and when they couldn't sleep that night they just decided to take it in the middle of the night. In the 20 years i've lived here no one has ever stolen anything from our patio. We got lucky! But we still put a lock on the patio door now, which i don't like having to do.
How I spent my vacation: I didn't read as many books as last year. But i read a lot. (Paris Wife might end up being the favorite of the season.) I didn't hang out at the pool as much, but i still managed to visit a few times with folks. I didn't hang on my patio as much either. I watched the 7th season of Grey's Anatomy. I didn't watch as much regular TV though, including the HG channel. On our flyfishing trip on the Yakima I caught some fish, though they were as small as my hand. (and i was dismayed to find that i did forgot how to tie my swirl knot after all these years. Damn menopause!) I enjoyed the most memorable meal ever on my trip with louielouie and jj to Cannon Beach with our cooking class that was all about farmer's market fare. I lost many games of Scrabble and gin rummy to my husband and friends from the condo. I ran a lot. Drank some very nice new wines, like this new Albarino one. And slept in too late.
How's your summer been going?