Yearly Wine Dinner

For the last 10 years a bunch of wine friends have gathered at our friend Susan’s house to have dinner, enjoy wine and chat about this and that. Tonight’s dinner was the 10th time we’ve done this. This time we were celebrating Susan’s retirement. Susan is the one sitting to my right in the picture. My husband cooked the main dish for the meal and others brought the sides. Susan provided the wine because she’s got an amazing wine cellar. We all had a great time!

Here my husband helps Susan select some wines for the meal.

Here we are cooking in Susan’s kitchen.

Here’s the whole group about to enjoy the meal.

He’s Home!

Today my husband came back from his trip to New Orleans to spend time with his parents. We went out to dinner instead of cooking. He’s going to be doing a lot of cooking over the next two days so he wanted and easy evening. It’s good to have him home again!

Wanna Buy A Chair?

So this leather chair has to go. It’s in the way of my art area and in front of the wine rack. So today I put it up for sale on our building website. Right away I got 4 emails from people asking about it. It didn’t sell by the end of today so here’s hoping it will sell soon. I want it out of the way. I’ve had it for more than 10 years but it’s time to let it go.

Doing Some Art

On Saturday I set up my art area in the office. I have storage bins for all the things I need. I have a big table on wheels for the area to actually do art. Today I spent the majority of the day creating art. I’m selling 4 pieces of eBay. I haven’t done that since the crash of 2008. No one bought artwork back then. Anyway, instead of walking today, I did art. However, I did go a total of 3.20 miles just moving around today. So even though I’m not carving out a specific time to exercise, I am walking around pretty far in just my daily movements.

Merry Christmas!

I got up this morning and took a picture of the sunrise. It was cold but the sun was out. It was a really nice day. I didn’t go for a walk though. I figured I could take a few days off. It was another day of watching Christmas movies and laying on the couch. I did talk with my husband on the phone. He told me about his time with his family. He was having a good time. He told me how to make the hot chocolate that he makes for me. I was able to duplicate the process and make myself a cup!

Christmas Eve

I did not go on a walk today but my overall miles for the day was 3.92. That was just walking around doing the things I was doing. Since it was Christmas Eve today, I decided to have pizza and watch Christmas movies. I watched Christmas In Connecticut among others. It was a nice relaxing day.

No Walk Needed

Today I did not take a walk. After dropping my husband off at the airport (he’s spending the holidays with his parents in New Orleans) I got to work changing the office into an art area. I put together shelves and an art table with wheels. I moved other furniture around, moved the TV and cable stuff and got things organized. I’m missing a few more fabric drawers for the shelves but this is basically what it looks like. I worked so hard I got 113 minutes of exercise and finished the day with 2.71 miles of walking. Because of all that, I didn’t go on a separate walk today.