Oh, the Anticipation…

[Photo courtesy of irps.ucsd]

Photo courtesy of irps.ucsd

In less than two weeks, this buoyant little mama will be breathing Pacific Coast air! Oh yes, the Bay Area & Wine Country are beckoning me & I have already been forewarned that I will not want to return east. (My munkees are here…of course I’ll want to come home!) This jaunt has been “in the works” or shall I say “on The List” for several years now, and in 3 days shy of a fortnight, it shall BE. Romeo is my gracious host & tour guide, with virtually my entire schedule while there, being a surprise! (The only tidbit I do know, is a day of wine tasting followed by a Harvest Dinner in Napa will be relished. YUM.) Romeo is keeping the agenda thoroughly under wraps, with not even a glimpse of a hint of what’s to come. (no matter how much I beg & plea) I LOVE IT! I don’t REALLY want to know, I truly want to be oblivious to the program. For Serious! He and I are going to have BIG, BIG fun…as we are kindred spirits on the “Live Life” front.

Now, I just need to contain myself for the following 12 days….


Red Wine & Whisky

It’s my weekend with the munkees and I had conceded to a quiet friday night of reading blogs & cleaning house (oooooh…the recipe for Ultimate Excitement). HA. Well, so much for what I thought…come 11:25pm

(several texts combined & tweaked for interest’s sake)

LJ: “whatcha doin chica?”

Me: “trying to clean.”

LJ: “yeah sure, what? the computer screen? haha”

Me: “No Bioootch, my kitchen. Come over? Wine?”

LJ: “I’ll get some. red or white?”

Me: “whatever”

LJ: “K. see you soon”

Roughly 40 minutes later, LJ graces my kitchen toting a brown paper bag concealing the bottle of Clos Du Bois Merlot the bartender at our frequent watering hole has generously gifted to her/us. Continue reading

Mom’s Best Friend

Mr. Clean & his Magic Eraser.






…and wine.