beer, wine, etc.

I went to Ele’s for beers on Saturday afternoon after I took a 2.3 mile powerwalk with Tyra.

It was Will’s birthday and his father William’s birthday. William and his wife Joyce knew me when I was a little kid, living in Independence, Virginia. You may remember Will and I figuring out our shared past from this post.

This was my chance to re-meet William and Joyce. Of course, I don’t remember them at all, my memory is so bad. I’m so glad I got to see them and meet them, they’re such sweet people.

Here’s us at Will and Ele’s.
Happy Birthday Will and William!

Time Change

I don’t think I’ve ever been as badly affected by the time change as I have been this year. It seems especially difficult. Last night I went to Ele’s for wine and snacks around 7 PM. We talked and talked and Will laughed at us… “Storytime!” he said. When I was starting to get tired and thought it was time to go, I assumed it was probably around 9 PM. It was 10:30!!! :-0

My father hates daylight savings times. A lady I work with does, too. I think it’s funny that people have such vehement opinions about it, because I try not to waste mental energy on things I can’t change, and I don’t think I can make DST go away. And I typically love it – daylight at 9 PM during the peak of the summer is pretty cool. But this week sure has been hard.

Mom and I went to a seminar on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at The Carolina Center for Integrative Medicine. It was very interesting and I think Mom might go to see him. If he could make her feel better, I just don’t know what we’d do.

We went to dinner at Dos Taquitos! Yummy!!!

Steak Empenadas with Mango Salsa

Hiroe, I found a place that serves Hot Wine – sorry we missed this when you were here!

Saturday = Beer

We hit the Carolina Brewery in Chapel Hill, and the Top of the Hill as well.

You can actually see the top of Dave’s head at Top of the Hill if you zoom in on this picture. 🙂

I, of course, hit the comic book store. Hiroe-chan was off visiting a college friend.

Dinner was a feast of grilled veggies and steak – yum!

Dos Taquitos

Tyra and I met for dinner on Tuesday. Yummy Mexican beers, chips and guacamole!!

Check out the art on this wall. It’s a scene that’s partly paint and partly bottle caps. Amy, I was thinking of you!


I guess it’s because it’s winter, but we’ve been drinking lots and lots of red wine. The wine cube was running low (which means I can see too much of the wood of the frame) so I picked up a case this weekend. I like to go to Wine N’Things. I like shopping local and I like Jerry, my helpful sales guy. I tell him what I like and let him pick out the wine for me. He’s really nice, and clearly adores wine, so I think this is fun for him. I learned recently that he’s a pastor – he wasn’t in one Saturday because he was officiating at a ceremony!

Anyway, I ended up buying a baker’s dozen. Here’s what we bought.

Busy Weekend

I had a very productive Saturday! I balanced the checking and Visa accounts, filed a huge stack of paperwork (which took hours, really), mailed a few late Christmas cards, finished my laundry, washed all the sheets and remade both beds, washed all the towels, picked up some more litter, got Dave’s birthday prezzies, changed the cat litter pails, ran some errands, and got some of those shredder lubricant pages from Staples.

My mom came over on Saturday night. She added a few decorative pillows to the pillow arrangement of our bed. These go with the picture she gave me as a Christmas present – I’ll show you that in a separate post. We ordered pizza from Pizza Hut, yum, and looked through some of my scrapbooks before we watched our girlie movie, “Shall We Dance?” It was a nice night!

I also gave her her Christmas present, two pairs of “Thai fisherman’s shorts.” She loved them! I was so glad, I thought she’d love them as lounge pants. I’m sure she’s going to start wearing them out of the house next!
This morning, we had breakfast and then we worked on an art project. We painted wooden letters and affixed magnets to the backs to make a Monday through Friday to-do list on our magnetic board, which is in fact the door to our garage. I think everything turned out very well. We also made a D and a Q magnet for Dave and I. I made the bottle-cap magnets as a gift for Amy, who is arriving on Friday.
I don’t know how it ever got to be so late in the day. Somewhere between breakfast and 5 PM we killed a bottle of champagne. 🙂 Oh, and I finished my angles puzzle, very tricky.

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