This year, it had the good graces to come on a day off, but right after the busiest weekend of our year. I really didn't want to do anything, but on Sunday, Ann had arranged for us to go see my aunt and uncle out near Keyser WV and as it turned out, my cousin Sarah and her two boys were there as well. It's always great to see my family, even if I am exhausted.
Warning: I didn't bring the big camera home. I was too exhausted on Saturday night after dinner service to care. And besides, I might as well learn how to shoot decent photos with the iPhone. Remember the old saying, "It's not the camera...."
|My Kind of Cake!|
|Chili with Pickled Jalapeños and Avocado Salad|
|Carter Entertaining Xavier and Patrick|
On Monday, my actual birthday, I had to work, but it was a short day of only seven hours! For a guy used to working 13-15 hours a day, seven is a real treat. And since it was my birthday and I had to be at Costco to pick up a few things for work, I decided to treat myself to some wine for dinner. Ann and I planned to stay home so that I could rest and I greatly appreciate that.
|Kirkland? Yeah, Not Bad!|
|2006 Brunello, Soft Like a Châteauneuf-du-Pape|
|A New Oil, Garda DOP, A Little Grassy|
|Not a Bad Way to Start off an Afternoon|
|Orecchiette with Meat Sauce|