And finally a relatively quiet week. I don't know if it's the ridiculous cold, or just general exhaustion from the past few months pace, but Monday and Tuesday I took it easy. And it was nice.
I went two entire days without a glass of wine (or anything), cooked healthy lunches, forgo running (8 degrees, no thank you!) and just chilled. Twas nice.
Cool balloons at CWBCC. Afterward, I went to the American Club to meet with the somm there. Another lovely club and another lovely meeting.
I went home, put on socks and pants, and parked up next to the mini-heater. When with this anti-inferno end?
Since we had plans on actual Valentine's Day, we had a mini Thursday celebration. Stinky cheese, leftovers from Nicole (thanks!), and a gorgeous glass of 2007 Alma Rosa Pinot Blanc. It was absolutely stunning and as it opened up gained more nutty flavors which were awesome with the cheese and Black Sails, our new favorite, albeit incredible cheesy, pirate show.
Later that very same evening, my best friend from age 3 to 6's mom and new husband came over! We had two really delicious wines (Aussie Cab from my buddy at Tasty In, and the Riesling from my lady Sherry at Schmidt Vinothek), shared some cheese and caught up about life. We hadn't seen each other for 12 years, and that was breifly at a party. Before that it had probably been another 12 years. How is it possible I'm that old?
Today Paul woke up at 7:30 to go to school and I woke up at 10 to go for my first run in a week. It felt good but made me realize I'm not up for a 5:30am 10k Challenge run tomorrow. I am trying to give my bib away, but no one seems to be taking. I think this weather has killed everyone's motivation.
We have a night junk with Courtney in celebration of her brother's arrival tonight. Unlimited Mr. Bing Beijing style pancakes is a huge plus, sub 20 degree weather is a huge minus. God help us all.