Well, it’s Friday the 13th! I’ve always considered the number “13” lucky, especially since my youngest son was born on that date! However, some people see it as a very unlucky day. There is actually a term for this phobia, known as “friggatriskaidekaphobia”. No joke! Frigga was the name of a Norse goddess, for whom Friday is named and triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number thirteen.
The origins of Friday the 13th are steeped in history and myths. Superstitions about the number 13 date back as far as 1700 BC. There are many stories surrounding Friday the 13th of which I won’t elaborate on here. I say, embrace the day and make something positive out of it!
And speaking of positive, I closed two significant deals yesterday and celebrated the beginning of the evening with a good friend, Veuve Clicquot and a special dinner. I love the sound of a champagne cork gently popping and the rush of bubbles tickling my mouth!
Have a “Super” Friday!
In between the raindrops on Sunday, I managed to complete a few “projects” that I set out to do. I even squeezed in a delicious lunch of lobster ravioli with a friend.
As much as I wanted to have a late afternoon swim, the rain and cool temps deterred me. So, I continued my “sorting and filing” until it was time to head out to my friend’s house for the evening. By the time I got there, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot had already been opened. It seems a celebration was underway. Kudos to my friend! And hooray for the Veuve!
It is a beautiful morning! I hope to finish all my obligations so that I can have a swim in the late afternoon before I start grilling for company tonight!
It’s Thursday towards the end of the day and I’m just now writing about yesterday. I’ve been busy.
I had a wonderful lunch yesterday with a few friends overlooking the harbor. We started off with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé . It was full bodied and delicious with aromas of strawberry and spice. It had red fruit flavors with an orange blossom finish. The Rosé was chilled to perfection and was a perfect compliment to our tapas.
We toasted to a summer of fun, adventure and exploring new lands…maybe on one of these yachts!
Later on in the evening, a friend came over to watch the Stanley Cup. We sipped some cognac and indulged ourselves with chocolate cake. Yum!
I hope you had a great Thursday!
Some of you have called and/or written to me wondering where I am and why I haven’t posted anything. It’s nice to know that I’ve been missed!
Actually, I have been rather busy the last few days and am now finally settling down at my computer. I have wines to discuss, places I’ve traveled to, knitting projects, etc. I will be back tomorrow to share it all.
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this festive photo of how I began my weekend!
It was with the best of intentions to attend a few informal wine tastings yesterday. However, business intervened and I had to focus on a few clients instead.
The “pearl” at the end of the day was reuniting with my son after a long overdue visit. He filled the house with smiles and laughter.
We celebrated in style and popped some Veuve, ate a delicious dinner and shared many stories.
Lest you think that I have forgotten about knitting, here is a sampling of the yarns that I’m thinking of using on my next project. I haven’t settled on color or texture yet.
It will be a day and evening of football. Soup is cooking, beer is on ice and my door will be revolving with the comings and goings of friends.
It’s raining and quite foggy here but that isn’t stopping me today. I have a few wine tastings to pop in on and then a glorious reunion with my son!
The Veuve is chilling and the table is set.
Let’s bring on the party!
Knitting updates and wine reviews coming soon!
It was an afternoon of fun and laughter as we celebrated the upcoming birth of twins at a baby shower for my friend.
In addition to all the marvelous food, we drank Veuve Mimosas. Of course there was seltzer and non-alcoholic beverages for the mom to be. I did spot a few people just pouring the Veuve into a glass sans orange juice. I can't say that I blame them! Nice champagne!
I have been remiss…once again…in starting my next knitting project. I’m a little stuck on the design and pattern, but I’ll hopefully have something going in the next few days.
On to game four of the World Series. Go Giants!
This will be an evening to celebrate two friends that had surgery this week to remove cancer.
I think it only appropriate to pop open a bottle of Veuve this evening to help speed them on to a quick recovery.
However, I will have to drink it for them, as they are not allowed alcoholic beverages yet!
How will you be starting your weekend? What will you be drinking?
I will be starting my knitting project this weekend. Progress will be slow as my wrist is still healing. I hope to have a photo for you by Sunday.