Crafty.

I hardly have time to devote to anything that would be considered a hobby, but one of the things that I do like to do when I do have some rare downtime is decorating and up-cycling wine bottles! Some of them I paint and have around the house as centerpieces or decorations, some I give away…

Oragami Frogs.

Mr. Z (my husband) always makes these cute little frogs for me whenever we eat out at restaurants. It’s something that he has been doing for years (probably our entire relationship, actually,) and it always brings a little smile to my face. The other day, he went out to eat with his grandmother, but still…

The 2016 Pazo de San Mauro Albariño

Recently my husband and I ventured out with another couple to a Spanish wine tasting event in our hometown. Five full courses with five different wines made for a fun, delectable and slightly tipsy night! That night, two of the wines that we had really stood out to me (one of which I will share…

Siegel’s 2015 Crucero Collection Carmenère

Those of you who follow me on Instagram (or know me personally) know that I am partial to red wine, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. What you may not know is that the vast majority of my favorite Cab Savs hail from the World-renowned Colchagua Valley, in Chile. Although I initially purchased the Crucero Carmenère in an…

My Identity.

If you are reading this, you may be lost. This is probably not the blog you are looking for; I have been posting about once or twice a year for the past few years, so there is likely nothing of interest to find here. Even if there is, I will likely get tired of writing…

Choosing Happiness.

​   This was my view during lunch this afternoon. It was pretty mild for only being 50 degrees outside, but the wind compensated for what little warmth the sun had to offer anyway, so I didn’t eat out there very long.    Still, it was nice to find a quiet space in the middle…

I Ran And Survived To Tell The Tale.

I put off sharing this because I look like a sweaty hot mess, but I am trying to hold myself accountable so bear with me! I started my C25K challenge Monday night after work and I must say, it felt pretty great! I can’t remember the last time I ran, due to some chronic knee…

Ye Old Fake-Out.

Photo credit for the awesome graphic goes to @fempire_ on Instagram. Go check her out!   Anyone who has had the unique pleasure of working shift work for a sustained period of time, knows the value of a changeover day. Typically, this day counts as an actual 24 hour day, full of random sleep-filled intervals, semi-coherent…

Begin again.

 I’ve added a new gadget to the arsenal! New job + a new day-shift schedule= no excuses for neglecting to stay on track with my health and fitness goals. I’m also starting my first Couch to 5K (C25K) challenge after work on Monday. While I’m no stranger to fitness programs- I have started many and…

Social Media Addiction is Real, Folks.

 Seriously people. Get over yourselves, all of you. I don’t care what side you are on because both major candidates are horrible human-beings. Your FB outrage will not change the election, but it does change my opinion of many people who I thought were functional adults.    Stop letting social media run your lives, take…