I had a blast this weekend wine tasting with the girls. The pleasure was ALL mine to be the "Designated Driver".
We are lucky to have fine wine tasting all over California, we went to Temecula.
We had a delicious brunch. Wilson Creek Winery and Vineyard was first rate.
We shared Chicken and Waffles off the brunch menu. If you have never had this dish, it is a must at least once. Our meal was perfect and we were seated in the enchanting Barrel Room.
The restaurant served their signature Almond Champagne with our brunch. As the D.D., I was "forced" to load up on these yummy little cookies for the drive home. Oh, torture! My GF bought me a box to enjoy at home, thoughtful.
I was diligently sober for the ride home.
When you are the Designated Driver you do have the best seat in the house.
You get to delight in watching your friends have fun. The one of a kind look on their faces as they taste the various wines is matchless! The joy of watching their pleasure is grand. Make no mistake, if you ever have the opportunity to be a D.D. for your friends, the pleasure will be all yours.
I just love this papyrus card I gave to my GF saying:
Hello SparkPeople, we have all been concerned as we watch Japan endure this ordeal with dignity and strength. I know we all want to do what we can to help. I am thinking we should educate ourselves and give the smart way.
I found this organization that will match your donation to Japan.
Purchase: $5 for $10 Donation to Red Cross Relief Efforts - LivingSocial
Donate $50 to Red Cross relief efforts for Japan, we will match ... Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief efforts. Donate $50 to Red Cross relief efforts, we will match every $50 donation.
Lady Gaga is selling a Japan Earthquake Relief Wristband for $5.00 all proceeds to go to Japan. This is yet another smart way of giving. This is the gift that keeps giving because as you wear the wristband, the message lives as a reminder.
I googled donate to Japan and came up with multiple organizations that are collecting. Please check out any organization you donate to. In today's financial climate, the cons are on the prowl as well.
I put green workout pants on just to get that whole color thing out of the way.
I have been pinching the un-green people and I just love that part of this day. Cracks me up when they don't even know what day it is & they just yell "Hey, why did you do that?"
Sure would like to write something exciting like I am going down to the pub for some green beer. The only fun I am having on this holiday is changing my Spark Page!
My morning news weather man, Mark Kriski at KTLA made a comment this morning I liked so much I wanted to share it with all of you. He said everyone should take their green and donate it to the various organizations that are helping Japan. BTW, He is a Canadian Native
Baily spends a considerable amount of time nagging us & I hug her so much it actually gets on her nerves. I had noticed she leaves me alone after the longer hikes. This is my poor Boo after a 5 mile hike. You almost get the impression it is Baily who tolerates me.