24 July 2011

A Summer Weekend

Summer has been a long time coming to Western Washington. In fact, we turned on our furnace mid-week. On Saturday, however, the tides seemed to change as temperatures finally started feeling more like summer. It was good timing, too, as I had a pedicure on Friday night. Ahhhh, there are worst ways to spend a Friday evening than reading your Kindle for an hour while getting a pedicure and then meeting your man for sushi.

Today, we had a very grown up (and fun) day, and it's the perfect example of why we love living in the Pacific Northwest. Our day started with gardening. We've both been avoiding our bi-annual animal poo and mulch extravaganza, and we finally decided to tackle it. A few hours later, our garden looked soooooo much better. If summer decides to stick around, our plants will be better prepared to handle some extra warmth and sunlight. And if summer doesn't stick around, it'll still look better. I believe the phrase is "a good job done."

After gardening, we cleaned up and headed out to test drive a few cars. We're slowly beginning to shop for a replacement for my Cavalier as our service guys tell us that her engine is on its way out. She has been a good companion for the past 10 years. The local Toyota dealership was remarkably tolerable, and I managed to narrow my Toyota preference to Camry. We'll see how it holds up to the other brands.

Then, we came back to our neighborhood for some wine tasting. We're really enjoying the Woodinville wine country this year. It's just a few miles down the road, and we're making a point of trying one to three wineries most Sunday afternoons. Turns out, there are some really tasty wines right in our neighborhood. Today, we tasted Dusted Valley, Lanchini, and William Church. We preferred Dusted Valley, but the viognier at William Church hit the spot on such a warm day.

It has been a good weekend, and tomorrow morning is sure to be a tough one.


Patricia said...

I love photos of your garden so I can see it grow.

Most of New Zealand is covered by snow. So cold.

Patricia said...

... and again, snow from Auckland south - amazing - probably first time we've had such a heavy fall over the whole country.

... we only managed a bit of hail here at the house but I'm glad I don't live above sea level.