Dan treated me to a lovely night out tonight. He has been sick for a couple of weeks and only a few days ago began to feel well enough to get out of the house for any real amount of time. And I have been busy with classes, the foodbuzz festival (and recovering from the festival), and general upheaval at my apartment (there were workers here for three days last week during which time I had to remove everything from the storage closet so they could get in there… which meant that everything from the storage closet was in my living room rendering it unlivable. For three days. These kinds of things have lasting effects for me. I feel all off balance until I can restore a basic level of order. I’m about 75% there now, but I should be able to push through the rest of it tomorrow). A midweek date was a great way to shake things up and reconnect.
Sometimes instead of going to a restaurant, Dan and I like to head to a wine bar. We have two favorites near us: Uncorked! and Vintage Wine Merchants, which is where we went tonight. We like these places because they are very relaxed (aka not wine snobs), and they always have good wines. Tonight, all of the flights at Vintage had a holiday theme like “Rudolph’s Reds” and “Candycane Stripe”. We shared the champagne flight (the name of which I cannot recall), and “Fireside Reds”. Both were outstanding. (We also split a caprese salad and platter of cheeses and salami because wine, no matter how delicious, is not a meal… brownies can be, but not wine).
Anyway, I hope you all are finding some time to spend with loved ones, whether out for a date or a quiet night at home. With all of the holiday cheer I drank tonight, I am ready for the Christmas carols to begin. Well, almost.