Rain, rain, go away! I woke up this morning to a torrent of rain. But, that didn’t stop me. I donned my raincoat and rain boots, then headed out the door to complete my “to do” list, wishing I had grilled vegetables last night instead of waiting to do it today. Ugh…
I had so much to do yesterday, that by the time I arrived home, I was feeling sluggish from the heaviness in the air. When “cocktail hour” rolled around, I thought ice-cold vodka would be nice. However, I forgot that my freezer was “vodka” empty. And my “source” was not delivering more for at least another day. I settled for juice.
Later on in the evening a friend came over to watch a movie with me. As the hour seemed too late to open wine, we decided to sip on some 1992 Fonseca Vintage Porto. I have reviewed this delicious port a few times. You can find the reviews in the Archives. Alas, this is my last bottle. It’s time to buy more port. By the way, we watched St. Vincent. Good movie…
It has stopped raining and I need to get the grill going before the next round of storms come through. Baked salmon, grilled vegetables and a good bottle of wine are on the menu for this evening!
I seemed to have missed a day or two since my last post. It has been busy, but Monday’s rain slowed me down.
I took advantage of the weather and did various projects around the house. I also took inventory of all my yarns and made a list of what is needed to start a few projects. I have been out of the knitting loop for too long and need to kick-start my next design!
The highlight of last evening was spending a few hours in a maximum-security prison working with inmates and service dogs in a training session. I am being re-certified as a volunteer for Puppies Behind Bars. It was a great evening working with so many dedicated people for such an incredible cause. www.puppiesbehindbars.com
Prior to retiring for the evening, I treated myself to a small glass of 1992 Fonseca Vintage Port that I reviewed in the past. “Fonseca was founded in 1815 and is considered one of the leading Port wine companies. Robert Parker gave it a 97. I tasted black fruits, licorice and spices. My nose was filled with plum and nuts. The finish was long. This full-bodied port is said to be drinkable through 2035”. Check out the website: http://www.fonseca.pt/
It was survival of the fittest yesterday with the bitter cold temperatures and wind chill factor.
So, when my friend stopped by for a quick visit in the evening, it seemed a perfect time to finish up a bottle of 1992 Fonseca Vintage Porto. I have reviewed this before…no need to reiterate!
Since we are still experiencing an “arctic freeze”, I am staying home today and will attempt arm knitting! Yes…I’m finally going to knit! I have chosen three yarns, all different textures. I will show you the completed project tomorrow.
I’m looking forward to sharing a nice bottle of wine, food and conversation this evening. How about you?
Last night I decided to bring a little “cheer” into the house. And with the help of a friend, we decorated a tree with tiny twinkle lights and pearls. I admit it is not much in the way of holiday decoration, but it seems festive enough thus far.
Afterwards we sat on the sofa and drank Fonseca, admiring our haphazard handiwork and having a good laugh. He was a good sport to help me!
Here is my review of Fonseca from a previous post…just in case you missed it.
It was Fonseca Vintage Porto 1992. Fonseca was founded in 1815 and is considered one of the leading Port wine companies. I opened this particular bottle about a year ago. Robert Parker gave it a 97. I tasted black fruits, licorice and spices. My nose was filled with plum and nuts. The finish was long. This full-bodied port is said to be drinkable through 2035. Thank goodness that I have another bottle waiting in the wings! Check out the website: http://www.fonseca.pt/
Have a great start to the weekend!
It’s another rainy day and I’m trying to stay on task with a few projects.
However, all I want to do is curl up with a good book and a glass of port. Not happening!
I finished my knitting project….sort of. I’m trying to decide if I should add Swarovski crystals or fringe. What do you think? It certainly has enough sparkle in it. Hmmm….
Well, back to work. Much to do! Perhaps I will indulge myself with a little Fonseca later this evening.
I finally chose a yarn for my knitting project. It will be quite simple but elegant. This is the yarn that I intend to use. It is Kid Mohair, nylon, a touch of polyester and made in Italy. I love the shimmer in it! I may add more texture or adornments as I progress. As for what I am making…well…you will see!
Yesterday was a flurry of activity. Ran to the “big Apple” for a few hours and then back home for afternoon appointments. In other words, a non stop day. I was in dire need of “me” time.
My eyes were half-mast by early evening, but felt the need to take a “taste” of port before retiring for the evening. It was 1992 Fonseca Vintage Porto that I reviewed on 7/15/14 “Day 36”. Check it out! It was the perfect nightcap.
Another busy day ahead. Hurry up weekend!!
The sultry day turned into a pleasurable evening. After cooling off with a swim, I noticed that it was getting close to cocktail hour.
So a nicely chilled Pierre Matrot 2007 Meursault-Charmes 1st Cru was opened. This lovely white Burgundy had a faint aroma of honeysuckle and apple butter. The color was a rich golden yellow. I tasted baked apple, hazelnuts and chalk with a pleasant buttery finish. The wine carried over into dinner and went well with the filet of sole, roasted brussel sprouts and tortellini.
I ended the evening with a little sip of Fonseca Port. Ahhh…
Last night I poured myself a little port. It seemed to be the perfect setting with a torrential thunderstorm pounding outside. Albeit, it was hot and humid so I suppose “perfect” would have been sitting in front of a roaring fire instead of blasting the air conditioner!
I had a very nice port from Portugal. It was Fonseca Vintage Porto 1992. Fonseca was founded in 1815 and is considered one of the leading Port wine companies. I opened this particular bottle about a year ago. Robert Parker gave it a 97. I tasted black fruits, licorice and spices. My nose was filled with plum and nuts. The finish was long. This full-bodied port is said to be drinkable through 2035. Thank goodness that I have another bottle waiting in the wings! Check out the website: http://www.fonseca.pt/
Three more days of wearing a cast and then we begin some fun with knitting.
Have a great day!