A Busy Life

by Joanne on December 5, 2009

Such a busy week. We had customers from the UK and Japan in on Thursday and Friday and it entailed a lot of talking and listening.  The meetings went well and my partner and I are both glad it’s over.  Although we did enjoy the three gentleman, it’s a lot of work when we entertain customers in our facility.

I was ready for a good glass of wine when getting home on Friday

DSC_2368This was a bottle we received in our Geerlings & Wade shipment. It was a spicy blackberry California Syrah.  “The aromas tinged with earth and toasty French oak.  Dry, robust, with a dense core of blueberry and blackberry fruit supported by layers of spice and rich vanilla. “  

After enjoy one glass of wine, we enjoyed a dinner at Bella Cucina.  As you know by now,  Bella Cucina happens to be a restaurant on our favorites list.


The tree was up in the restaurant as were the star lights..


We skipped the coffee at Bella, but went over to Barnes and Noble to enjoy a kick in the butt cup of Starbucks.  The reason for the strong coffee was for two reasons:  1.  We wanted to do a bit of shopping while in Barnes and Noble (Ted needs caffeine for that chore) and 2. We had a long movie to watch when we got home.

DSC_2376 (sorry for the blur..the instructor on Thurs. night was play with my camera and changed some settings). 

“Angels and Demons”. Great movie!  Tom Hanks couldn’t be better. This is the sequel to “DaVinci Code”.   I didn’t read either book but probably should have since the books are almost always better than the movie.

As for coffee, we received our monthly shipment from Keurig yesterday. In the box was this SPECIAL blend..

DSC_2382   DSC_2384  It was smooth, mild and delicious. Great blend from Timothy’s.  “Donut Blend”.  Yum!  I had a cup this morning for breakfast with a terrific EggBeater omelet. 

In my Saturday morning omelet I included some FIRE HOT peppers given to me by my sister and Sam’s Aunt Loretta.  WOW! They were GREAT!   I cut the tops off and seeded them to reduce the heat.  I also added them last to my mixture of vegetables included in my omelet.  They were still hot but not intolerable.   Thanks Aunt Loretta!!!

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Shane and I ran for 5.5 miles this morning. It was a short run for us but my Garmin was low on battery life and my stomach started saying “GET HOME!”.  Not a bad run but I was really ready for my long hot pepper omelet.

A couple of other surprises came in the mail yesterday.

DSC_2383 I received these bottles of liquor samples to incorporate in a recipe celebrating “National Cocoa Day”.  Ted and I sampled the Chambord and the Tuaca. Ted said he wants more…I said leave them alone, I’m going to make something with them.  Not sure what, yet, but I’ll come up with something.

The other special item that arrived yesterday was my new Eye-Fi card.  These folks are so helpful and 100% on top with customer service.

DSC_2386   You see my card cracked in my camera and I had already bought two because of losing the other card reader somewhat mysteriously in my Jeep. A Jeep isn’t that big so I have no idea what could have happened to it.  But Eye-Fi replaced the card for me, being completely understanding of my situation. 

If you don’t have one of these cards, you should get one. So handy! You don’t have to remove it from you camera since it feeds, wirelessly, all the photos you take from the card to your computer. Cool or what?!!!

Now I need lunch.  We did a bit of holiday shopping this morning.  I had a blast, Ted is worn out. Can’t understand that?  I get more energy, the more shopping I do.


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  • At 2009.12.05 16:11, Allison said:

    I didnt know cards like that existed! I need one ASAP ans some of that donut blend coffe for my Keurig too!! As usual all food on your blog looks wonderful!

    • At 2009.12.05 16:31, Joanne said:

      Thanks Allison. The eye-fi card is a must!

      • At 2009.12.05 18:24, Linda said:

        I never heard of an eye-fi card before and now I must have one! Thanks for the tip!

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