I’ve had a plethora of emotions in 2017, and it’s only mid-February.
- There’s the political atmosphere that keeps my heart rate up.
- Balancing this “working from home” thing, that’s still pretty new.
- Working on bettering myself as a writer, a designer and cook…
I never want to disappoint or fall short, but I know that I often do. This human thing can be tricky and tiring.
Recently, I’ve been re-charged by a returning interior design client. I’m finishing up this week, so I’ll post some fun before and afters soon. It’s always an interesting challenge to help a client “see” what they really want. It’s also a challenge not to do everything the way I want to do it. It’s like a marriage, there’s a lot of compromise to get things right.
My love of food has completely consumed me and I’m looking into the logistics of catering. I’ve worked in enough restaurants in the past to know that I’m not cut out for the whole shabang. I’ve taken some samples to friends and asked for feedback. Here’s a few I tried this week. They were all gluten-free. And yes, I’m still working on my cookbook.
I’ve been studying my way through the wine regions of Europe. Italy was fun. I’m now working on France and starting with the Champagne region. 🙂 I follow so many wonderful wine bloggers online, like https://winewankers.com/ https://thedrunkencyclist.com/ https://talk-a-vino.com/ and https://pleasebringmemywine.com/ The more I read, the more I appreciate the efforts that each of these bloggers makes to educate us mere mortals on the intimacies of wine. I write this with the utmost respect for each of them. As hard as I try to decipher the aromas and tastes that grace my palate, I still haven’t been able to tell you if there’s a minerality or smokiness to my wine. I’ve resorted to looking up the descriptions online about each bottle and then trying to “sniff and taste” them out. So kudos to those of you that can; it’s not like I haven’t finished off enough glasses to have a minor in Wino.
So as I continue to work on my plans for this year, I hope you’ll continue to follow along with my progress. Clearly, I have a lot on my mind, and need to work on completing some of the ones that I’ve already started, versus adding more to the list. And is it acceptable to open a bottle of wine before noon on a Wednesday? Never mind. I’ve actually got to get some things done, but a girl can dream.