Friday, October 29, 2010
I will take 4 dinner plates and 4 salad plates please. Shoot, I would take 2 of each just for Tim and I if it came down to it! We could use them for our special weekend dinners, that we have been meaning to have. Ha ha!
Monday night Tim and I were so lucky to spend some time with Sara and Aurora who are visiting from New Zealand. They stopped for a few days in the Bay Area before heading to the east coast for a month to visit her family. I didn't take any photos! I am so bummed. The best part of the the night was Tim being bossed around by Aurora who is 1.5 years old. She had him take her to the book store across the street from the cafe where we were eating, it was so funny, they went back and forth about 4 times! It was nice for Sara to have a little break, and for us to catch up as much as we could in a limited time. Sara writes a lovely blog - you can find her here. It was so nice to be able to see my friend, who I miss dearly, we used to work together and shared a lot over the years. I hope to see her again on her way back to NZ before Christmas.
Wednesday I had to sit in a meeting for work that was in the Presidio, which is beautiful and the weather in the morning allowed clear views of the Golden Gate bridge on my way to the meeting space. I never take for granted where I live, I stopped my car and took it all in. At the meeting, I took notes, it was pretty uneventful except I got to hand out awards to the winners of the Region-wide Amazing Race I have worked on since the end of June and showed a little presentation, which was cool. Then my stomach started feeling weird....bubble, bubble, eeerrrrrrrr, grrrrrrrroooooannnnn. Once the meeting was over, I cleaned up as fast as I could and just made it home before my stomach decided really revolt. I watched the Giants game and went to bed.
Thursday, stayed home, tummy not good - needed a rest day. Watched the Giants game!
Friday - at work now and things are ok so far.
Hope you all had a fabulous week!
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photo: Knoxville Ballet School
Sunday, Tim and I went wine tasting with two other couples down in Monterey County. It was a beautiful day to say the least. We drove down to San Jose, jumped in Robin and Kenny's car and then met Erika and David down there. Great wine, great company and lots of laughs along with an incredible picnic lunch with baguette, Pt Reyes Blue Cheese, parmigiano reggiano, prosciutto, walnuts, fresh honey, pasta salad and of course a bottle of wine. Robin, you out did yourself with the spread! Bravo! This wine region is under estimated I believe, it is a huge Pinot Noir and Chardonnay area (yummmm). On top of grapes, there are tons of greens (lettuce, kale, broccoli, garlic) grown in the this area adding to the beauty of the valley. We went to 4 wineries total which is pretty good for a day, the guys went in one car and the gals in another which added to the fun of the day.After a day of tasting (drinking) wine, we ended it with a nice dinner at the Monterey Coast Brewing Company in downtown Salinas. Nothing like some bar grub to soak up the vino from the day. Great day trip for sure, I would do it again in a heart beat.