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What I Ate Wednesday #2

What I Ate Wednesday #2

It was a rainy day on the west side here in Woodinville. Overcast, was it “gray” or was it *grey*? Either way, it was fitting as I hugged my Beau goodbye yesterday on the curb of the American Airlines terminal. I always get a case of the doldrums on the day of his departure, like the […]

Weekly photo challenge: Refraction

Weekly photo challenge: Refraction

Refraction noun: 1. Physics. The change of direction of a ray of light, sound, heat, or the like, in passing obliquely from one medium into another in which its wave velocity is different.  Refraction makes me think of relationships – the change of direction that can occur when one person (a ray of light) passes through a medium (a […]

Are you going out in that?!?

Are you going out in that?!?

She doesn’t think I notice her looking me up and down, like she does every morning I head out the door under uncertain circumstances. “I guess they will see your pink hat,” says Mom, with that tone that also says, “I don’t approve.” I retort, “Have you seen it out there? It’s all WHITE.” And […]

Left Cold

“Are you cold?” Mom asks as she shuffles from her bedroom to the coffee pot. “Yes,” I reply. I look like a badly fashioned Michelin woman with PMS. I take note of the thickly knit infinity scarf that is wrapped around my neck two times, bulging like the collar of an elizabethan circus clown. Below […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

Breaking bread together is the quintessential heart of “community” for me. Food fuels our lives, our memories, and some of our most intimate connections (especially when wine is involved!) Who doesn’t remember sharing those cookies with dad, the dog, the homework buddy, or the sleepover guests? Yesterday was Big Ed’s birthday, and the smell of […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

Oh how I have missed participating in the weekly photo challenge. Between the new tasting room build-out and my extensive travel to and from Walla Walla… Well, suffice it to say, I have allowed my work to suck me into that black hole again, where I am fully consumed by it; where I eat, sleep, […]

Better with age

I was the only person signed up for the cheese tasting class at Saunders last night, so I had Kate the connoisseur all to myself. She walked me through the world of cheeses with thirteen samples and a trained vocabulary. I am looking for the perfect pairings to offer in the new wine tasting room. […]