I am so thankful for such a wonderful day. Great friends and family gathering around the table, where we went around the table to say what we were thankful for. I am blessed. Dinner was by far the best Thanksgiving meal I have had in a very long time. The meal was fresh and full... Continue Reading →
I was recently asked about my holiday wish list. My mature, responsible self tried to respond with pleas for world peace and an end to poverty. My selfish, all-about-me self responded with this: I like themes – this year it's all very Jeffersonian: Book: Thomas Jefferson's Scrapbooks: Poems of Nation, Family and Romantic Love Collected... Continue Reading →
My best friend and I recently spent the night at the 1804 Inn at Barboursville Vineyards. Located about 20 minutes north of Charlottesville, the inn and its surroundings are steeped in history - and beauty. Needless to say, it was VERY difficult to leave.
I noticed recently that local grocery stores are starting to carry a lot more locally produced items, including wine, coffee and produce. Ultimately this does benefit the local economy and support local business and albeit convenient, it is much more expensive to shop this way. Of course if you have to rely on grocery stores, it is... Continue Reading →
I had the best day ever today. Both of my kids were elsewhere, so I woke early and headed south to Charlottesville at 5:30 am to my favorite coffehouse, La Taza. It's a 2 hour drive to Charlottesville, a beautiful drive where I was able to see the sun rise in the rolling hills of the... Continue Reading →
I am no fashionista, that's for sure. I prefer techie gadgets, a good book and glass of great red wine. Yet I have to say that this is one of the most entertaining blogs I have run accross. Complete with readings from "Don’t Hassel the Hoff" http://shoeblogs.com/ I especially like the tone in which it... Continue Reading →
I was out surfing the blogosphere recently and came across a fabulous blog: Virginia Vine Spot. Dezel provides very descriptive and informative reviews of local vineyards, with helpful hints on visiting PLUS beautiful photographs! Reading through his blog reminds me of how beautiful, green, and abundant the state of Virginia is. I have a whole new... Continue Reading →