It has been forever since I did a Sunday Salon. I keep planning to post something every weekend, start thinking about it on Saturday morning, get lazy by evening, and before I know it, Sunday is also almost over. Turning out to the be the same this time too, but a few things have changed since it got insanely busy for me "some" time back, so I'm finding the time to sit at my computer.
This year, just like last year, I had summer hours at work. I got Fridays off (Yay!) but had to work 10 hours on Mondays through Thursdays (Boo!). I had done it last year, so why should it be any difficult this time? Turns out, there was something different - a crazy, jumpy, adorable like Jack Russell who needs her princessly walk four times a day. Between that and work and my own daily routines, I barely had time for anything. I'm glad it's over. I think I prefer working five days a week and being able to read/blog everyday rather than running against the clock four days a week and crashing over the long weekend. Still, there's nothing better than waking up three days a week, knowing I didn't have to go to work.
Remember I teased you about a something very busy happening over at my end lately? We had been looking at houses around, since the lease on our apartment is up for renewal or cancellation in another couple of months. We have been looking at a lot of places over the last two months, went back and forth on a few until we, today, made what we hope is the final decision. We're still waiting to hear back from the seller, and once all the plans are made, I'll tell you guys more about it.
|At Napa Valley (If you look closely, |
you can see a blue speck in the center
- that is me). Click to enlarge
For me, the best part of the trip (Napa Valley comes a close second) was dining at a restaurant called Opaque, where the waiters are blind, and the diners get an idea of what it's like to be blind and eat food. The dining room was pitch black, like actual black. I couldn't see anything. We had decided what we were going to eat, in the lounge area. Our waiter, Jennifer, was amazing. I have absolutely no idea how she brought food in, served everything without dropping a single thing, knew where all the tables were, even knew how to help us while we fumbled through initially, not knowing where to put our food or drinks. My husband had ordered a mystery dish - they don't tell you what it is. We were able to figure out most of the items on the dish, but one ingredient threw us off. It had the texture of meat but it didn't taste or smell like it. We were actually quite scared to eat it, not knowing what it was. Turns out, it was Portobello mushroom. We weren't blown away by the food, but it was nice. We enjoyed the experience better. It was eerie, but it was amazing too. If any of you are in any of the cities that have a branch of Opaque, you should try it out!
|A view of the San Francisco coastline. Click to enlarge||That's us! Click to enlarge|