Sunday, February 15, 2009
The weekend so far
I had a nice day yesterday. There was an exchange of Valentine gifts in the morning. She liked her present a lot. And mine was a finely crafted fountain pen. There's something about writing with the old style ink suction type pen. Makes me feel a bit like an author just to write with one.
In early afternoon, there was a barbecue boat ride in honor of a friend's birthday. We rode around the Harbor, ate barbecue with all the fixin's and then went to the island where everyone walked on the beach. It was a good time. Even though the day was overcast and rainy, everyone enjoyed the food, the sights, and the comraderie.
Because of the birthday barbecue, we had our Valentine dinner on Friday evening. It was at a newly opened Italian restaurant. Great food and a front row seat to watch the head chef and owner "direct" the orders and give them his blessing before they were sent out to the diners. If you've never watched the chefs at a good restaurant in action, you've missed something. It's better than the food network. And the energy expended is tremendous. Anyway, the dinner was fantastic and the chef show enjoyable.
Today is a lazy day. I'm going to read, go for a walk on the beach, maybe watch a movie and then host the chat tonight starting at 8 PM over at the Second Road. If you get a chance, come on over. The topic is going to be getting balance in our lives. I don't know about you but I needed some balance. I was no where near the center of the road. Hope that you can make it.