Tonight we went to dinner at Cafe Deluxe for our date night. We always start with bubbles. Our dinner was delicious. My husband had a free birthday dessert on his Cafe Deluxe card so they put a candle in it and we celebrated one more time. He enjoyed it. I ate way too much and will feel it later tonight I’m sure.
During dinner tonight my husband was telling Alexa to do silly things. He told her to bark like a dog and she did! He got so tickled by it. He was laughing light crazy. I tried to snap a picture but I was laughing too so it’s out of focus a bit but you get the idea.
Today we met the Dails at Gray Ghost Winery for the library tasting event. We started with a regular tasting and then went down to the barrel room to enjoy some older vintages of their wines. Our wine friend Susan also joined us for the event. It was a fun event. We then went up to the lounge to enjoy a bottle of their Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. My husband and I do this every year for his birthday. We always enjoy our time at Gray Ghost. We then went to dinner with the Dails at Two Amys. Yum!
Tonight we had the Dails over for dinner. It was Jill’s birthday on January 3rd so we decided to celebrate some more. I made a dark chocolate cake for the two of them. We had lots of wine and tons of fun. We love our friends!
Today was my husband’s 54th birthday! Happy Birthday! For his birthday we started the day shopping in Georgetown. Then we went to a restaurant overlooking the Washington harbor. We had some bubbles and a cheese plate. In the evening we went out to dinner at The Hamilton in downtown DC. Again we had bubbles and a birthday dessert! When we got home he opened his gifts. It was a really nice day!
The weather was really nice today. It was 65 degrees! I decided to get back on the trail and get my exercise in. I walked 2.31 miles on the trail. I was sweaty by the time I got home. I walked on the Glover-Archbold Trail. I got some good exercise in today. Yay!
Today we went to another winery. I was a club member at Casanel Vineyards in Loudoun County Virginia but let my membership lapse because we didn’t buy a case within the year. So we headed back to Casanel for a tasting and to buy a case to get back in the club. We tasted some really nice wines and enjoyed a bottle of the chardonnay with cheese and a baguette. It was a really nice afternoon!
Today we went to a cabernet vertical tasting at Breaux Vineyards. We had a 3 course meal and tasted six different vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon. We attend these each year. This one was fun as usual but I didn’t eat any of the second course…it was salmon. It was cool to see our reserved table for the members of our group. I was impressed. This was the first time they’ve done that.
The sun came out today but it was still very cold. It did warm up a bit to 43 degrees this afternoon but it felt cold. I walked indoors again today. I walked 2.16 miles. here’s a shot of the sun through the window.
It snowed about an inch overnight. My husband didn’t have to go to work today. We had a leisurely breakfast and relaxed most of the day. I did go on a walk in the building and walked 2.14 miles. Then in the evening we went to The Grilled Oyster Company for dinner. It was date night!
When I got up this morning I decided I wanted something different for breakfast. I was tired of eating cereal or spending the time to scramble eggs and all that. Instead I took those eggs and put them in a container. I put some cheese and ham and some old bread and made an egg casserole. While it was cooking I decided to do my walk. I only walked 1.33 miles while it was cooking. But the casserole was perfect! It was small enough to have for breakfast and was cooked just right! It was delicious!
The lead singer of The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan, died today. Cause of death was unknown. I’m sure we’ll heard more about that in the days to come. I loved The Cranberries. Those 80s and 90s songs bring back memories. I loved this song:
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! I hope you took some time to think about his contributions to our country and our world.
I got back to walking in the hall to get my exercise all at once instead of spreading it out throughout the day. I walked 2.16 miles in about 40 minutes. And of course since there is nothing to look at in the hall, I have a hall picture to share.
For dinner my wonderful husband baked a chicken! It was delicious.
By the end of the day I had walked 4.43 miles and got 10,180 steps.
Today we went to the National Gallery of Art. We wanted to see the new Vermeer exhibit but the line was SO long. We didn’t think we could stand in that long line.
We decided we would wander around the 18th and 19th century painters and see their paintings. We saw some really nice paintings. It was fun walking around, studying a painting and then talking about what we see. It seems like we must have walked into 30 or so rooms. Here are some paintings I really enjoyed:
After a few hours of viewing paintings we decided to have some lunch. We went to the museum cafe. It happened to be the same cafe we went to on our very first date. We had fun reminiscing about our first date.