Friday, September 10, 2010

How To Enjoy A Sunny Day

G got off at noon today, and we decided that real Mexican food was in order.  Headed to Fiesta Mexicana, grabbed their lunch special of a couple tacos (I had carnitas and spicy chicken, and G tried their chorizo) with a Mexi coke.  Sat and just enjoyed it.  The place had colorful banners hanging today and the owner and I got to talking about eating guacamole with a spoon, because really, chips just sort of get in the way sometimes.  Considered some tres leche cake and decided it was just too much.  

Headed for coffee at Carma's, always a good spot to listen to college students who are positive they know everything and think they live a sex and the city sort of life, or if it's the boys then they're "deep" and chat about "lofty" things.  It amuses me and makes me giggle, because I remember being those people!  Enjoyed the sunshine on our walk to the cafe, but ended up leaving after an hour or so because we were in the shade, the breeze was blowing and I was freezing.  Headed up to an upholstery place and sat and chatted with a guy who is the third generation to own the business.  He showed us a bunch of velvet fabric, took us on a tour of the whole place so we could see the materials he uses (he's very, very impressive and knowledgeable).  He said his goal is to make sure his reupholstering lasts for at least 25 years.  He strips the things down to the frame, examines that for new springs being needed, uses thick cotton instead of foam to rebuild the shape, it was fascinating really.  While I might call around to a couple different places, realistically he's going to end up being the guy to do all the work I need.  You have to trust a guy who gives you a tour and makes himself available on his personal phone at all times.  

Then up to Clementine's to see the lovely Allison and drink some wine.  I ate some mussels in a beer sauce with bacon and onions....nice, but I think I'll stick to my white wine mussels.  G tried a softshell crab that was delish, and we thoroughly enjoyed a place we haven't been to lately.  Headed up to a vineyard, bought some chocolate, some ice wine, but that's a whole other story that got the vineyard a letter about perhaps better business practices.  Then off we headed to a wine store (so sad, I was wanting to buy some local wine....nevermind, the chocolate lady gave me her card and told me to e-mail her, she's headed to a different vineyard tomorrow that she says is yummy).  G picked me up a bottle of Lillet as a surprise, and it's currently chilling in the fridge waiting to be enjoyed this weekend.  

Overall a lovely day, and this weekend promises to be evening more exciting.  We're hoping to go to an orchard and pick some apples.  I'm going to attempt an apple pie for a picnic next Friday and apparently I need lots of apples!  Hope everyone is greeting the weekend with a smile!


  1. Sounds like you guys did have a great day. Oh, apples how I can go and pick thee too. Have a fun picnic!

  2. Kate,
    I must say my mouth is watering and it is only 6:30 a.m. here. It sounds like a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing.
    PS Kate is one of my favorite names on the planet!