My fitness challenge is nearing the end. I’m reflecting back on the journey and looking forward to the final results.
It’s back-to-school season. The kids start next week and I have already finished one week of teaching at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. For me, this time of year is a reset, much like the New Year is for most. It’s a way to get back into a routine and try to recommit or commit to something new. This year, my new commitment involves trying for the 98th time to be better about my diet.
We celebrated over the weekend, just a tiny bit. What did we celebrate? We celebrated the fact that we’re finally making some progress on things around the house and the busiest of days are behind us.
It’s March 15, also known as the “ides of March.” A soothsayer famously warns Julius Caesar of this time in the middle of March when dark things happen. In Syracuse, New York, we get blizzards in mid March. Twenty-four years ago the Blizzard of 1993 closed schools for days as Central New York dug outContinue reading “Beware the Ides of March”
An anniversary is a chance to recall past memories and make new ones. My husband and I recently celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary Feb. 2. According to Hallmark, the fourth year is when you’re supposed to give fruit/flowers (traditional) or appliances (modern). Now, since our very first anniversary, we’ve been following these guidelines for eachContinue reading “Wine through the Years”
This past weekend was cookie baking weekend and, of course, wine accompanied all the fun. It’s the latest I’ve ever gone before starting my baking! Luckily, I had enough time to kick out 20 dozen cookies or so. Usually, I make the same cookies year after year but add one new cookie to the mix.Continue reading “Wine for Christmas Cookie Baking”
It’s the Christmas holiday season and that means time for band concerts, recitals and holiday performances. Between the girls and my husband nearly every day someone is singing or playing someplace! Over the weekend, the girls had their winter piano recital at the Everson Museum Festival of Trees. It was Maria’s third recital since sheContinue reading “Wine for a Pianists’ Debut”
This morning, I thought I’d review a wine we recently shared that is unique in many ways. While visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada earlier this year we came upon a brand new winery run by a Turkish couple, Icellars Estate. The fledgling winery is already making waves in Canada with top wine reviewers giving it highContinue reading “Wine Review: Icellar Estates’ Arinna”
I just learned that October is Merlot Month. There is even a hashtag – #MerlotMe. It reminded me that back in the day I was a HUGE Merlot fan. In college, I started with the sweet rose wines but as soon as I graduated and began attending “big girl” work functions, I started to realizeContinue reading “Did you know? October is Merlot Month”
So it’s Thursday, the day of the week when people “throwback” and remember days gone by. This morning, it got me thinking about the time when my husband and I learned the hard way about decanting. Although I had been drinking and enjoying wine for 20 years by the time I met him, I reallyContinue reading “Wedding Wine”