Smile.

Today there was a very kind old man who received some bad news from his doctor, but he said my random smile while passing in the hallway really brought a little bit of sunshine into his day. I think this encounter serves as a timely reminder for all of us to simply be kind to…

Caves Carod Clairette de Die.

2019 is already promising to be a ridiculously busy year. Finishing my degree will certainly take up the majority of my time, along with figuring out what I’m supposed to do with it when I’m done. Stressed-out is pretty much my only mode right now, as I continue trying to figure out where my career…

The 2016 Exitus Kentucky Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend.

My mom always knows the way to my heart, and this holiday was no exception; a first batch bottle of bourbon barrel-aged wine!! This red blend by Exitus is a mix of Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Merlot. I’ve been exploring bourbon barrel-aged wines recently so I’m very excited to try this…

The Montebro Priorat Crianza 2013.

I haven’t posted in little while, and I don’t really have a reason why. I haven’t been up to much really, just my usual busy work and class schedule, with some family interactions mixed in when possible. I think my hobbies, like blogging, kind of get away from me from time to time. I cultivate…

Farmers Market.

Status-post Wegmans and the farmer’s market. I love to cook but I’m chronically uninspired. I’ve been using the Noom app over the past two weeks and have surprisingly actually lost weight following the plan, along with eating in my I.F. window. I think their angle is mostly psychological, and I was very skeptical starting out,…

Stress.

As women, it’s already incredibly easy to pick ourselves apart. Society already does so much of it for us, and the rest we manage to do by negatively critiquing our brows, our hair, our thighs, our wardrobe, our everything. This week my thing has been my hair. I keep asking myself questions like “am I…

The Epifanio Rivera Erial 2013

I’ve spent the day doing a lot of schoolwork, very light housework, and walking the dog, all while fighting a multi-day headache, so forgive me in advance for the dry writing. I have my BLS Renewal tomorrow morning, so this evening seemed like a great time to try out a new bottle of wine before…

Pittsburgh.

This weekend, Mr. Z and I are in Pittsburgh for a friend’s wedding. We decided to make it a long weekend, which worked out well considering that Monday is Labor Day! Our hotel room at the Hotel Monaco did not disappoint: Because of our engagement schedule, I haven’t been able to see as much of…

Day Trip.

So we recently went to the MGM National Harbor Casino and essentially gave away some of our hard earned money. I quickly learned that I only like gambling when I’m winning (shocker.) The casino was lovely though and brought back memories of our trip to Las Vegas a few years ago. I personally enjoyed this…

Tuesday Morning Slump.

Going into work late today, and I literally have no idea what to do with myself and the extra time. I started by working on some of my school work (late bloomer working on the Bachelors,) but that was short-lived. I made coffee and played with Ralph for a bit, but that too only lasted…