Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Me Time

WooHoo! We got that rain we ordered. Yesterday we had a little drizzle but today the thunder clouds rolled across the Delta. Thankfully because my poor yard was looking a little drab. No matter how much you water it never takes the place of a natural rain. I love rainy weather. Makes me want to listen to some good music, light some candles, and relax.

My husband is actually out of town on business. That means I'm flying solo for the next couple of days. Don't get me wrong, I adore my husband and love having him around but sometimes it's nice not to have to cook dinner, coordinate with another schedule, or agree on a television program. If I wanted I could eat a bowl of cereal for dinner. Not that I am but just having the option is nice.

So what am I going to do with all this freedom? I just returned from my work out on the Natchez Trace. And on my way home I called in an order from this new fabulous Meditarrnean restaurant I recently stumbled across. I ordered Hummus and pita bread. I'm pouring a glass of Pinot Noir and I'm going to sit back and enjoy flipping through my latest issues of Southern Lady, Southern Living, and Garden & Guns all while watching "girl" shows. No sports, no news, no action packed movies. Perhaps a little HGTV, Bravo, and the cooking channel. How do you spend your free time?

This is the best Hummus I've ever tasted in my life. The woman is Lebanese and she can make a mean lamp chop. I'm drooling thinking about it.

Does anyone else drink Pinot Noir? I have to share with those who do. If you're not familiar with Sorter Vineyards I highly recommend you try a bottle. I didn't realize how spoiled I was growing up near the California Wine Country and then attending school in the Pacific Northwest. I was use to having wineries in my backyard. Now that I'm older and have moved across country I truly appreciate a good bottle of wine without taking it for granted.

Here's the Soter Vineyard site They have an amazing winery located in the Willamette Valley (that's in Oregon for those who aren't familiar with Pac Northwest). Washington and Oregon produce some amazing wines if you are ever out that way. Just thought I'd share a favorite with y'all.


Ruth said...

I am so glad we got rain too.

GamecockQueen said...

That sounds like a fun night in!! My StepDad was an Arab man so I grew up having middle eastern food. YUM!!

Tamara Jansen said...

Yummy! Wonder if I can get my hands on some of that Pinot Noir you mentioned :)

BTW, I also enjoy a little away time when I get to choose my own channels and eat whatever and whenever I want. Just because it's different than usual! Things can get boring otherwise, am I right?