Saturday, November 12, 2005

Quiet, relaxing...it's Saturday

Our store is a generally busy one, but we definitively have a busy season. It usually picks up a bit in October - but gets very busy from Thanksgiving through New Years. This year, it seems that it picked up in September, which is a great thing for business...but means my husband has to work long hours and 6 days a week. He works 7 days a week anyway - but I mean he has to be there physically for 6. Some days during the week, say a Monday - he might be able to leave early; but that's about it. It's not all that terrible - I mean, it's a short time to have to sacrifice, but the kids and I miss being able to hang out with him. We get a little spoiled because the summer is such a slow time, he can come and go as he pleases.

Today, the kiddies and I went to the mall and walked around for a bit - had some Chinese food which is my son's absolute favorite. I had planned to browse Christmas Tree Shop, but....since I picked him up a game he really wanted at the mall, his motivation was to go home. Not such a bad thing - I got to clean the house and relax. Yes, I do find cleaning the house relaxing. Almost therapeutic. My aunt came over and visited with us for a while...I got the kiddies dinner, a bath - and shortly it will be bedtime.

My husband will make it home just in time to read our son a story for bed....I've got steak marinating in the fridge with some salad and roasted potatoes. And - I'm nursing a headache. I am so looking forward to just hanging out with him, having dinner - a glass of wine - and watching a little television.

I think we both can use a little quiet time tonight.

9 comments:

Laura said...

I'm jealous! Glad you're having a nice relaxing night.

Julia said...

I had to come by and visit you today. Yesterday my husband and I opened a bottle of Chardonnay, we were thinking wouldn't be that great, mostly since we don't like Chardonnay. But the vineyard is good, so we thought, "what the hay?"

Anway.... IT WAS SO GREAT! Start to finish. The bouquet is wonderful, the color, from the minute it touches your palette right up until the end of a sweet long finish that leaves your mouth feeling like you just drank sparkles.

It's from Talley Vineyard... 2004 Edna Valley Chardonnay. Hope you can find it and try it! -Julia

Lori said...

Some of the best moments are when you have "no place to go." Nothing can beat a cozy night at home with those you love. Enjoy your evening!

McSwain said...

Hope you get some nice relaxation with the hubby. I'd love to hear more about the lucky Mr. Rebecca sometime.

Rebecca said...

Hi Girls! Yes, it was a very relaxing night... we watched Saving Private Ryan which we both really enjoy, so it was a great time. :)

Cheryl - I was actually planning on writing a post on the hubby! :) Probably one day this week.

Julia - Edna Valley Chardonnay is a regular item in our store - a huge customer favorite. I did a review on my store blog last night: http://beaconhillwine.blogspot.com on Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay, which is what we drank last night. :)

It's a community tasting forum I do for the store - you guys should check it out sometime! Have a wonderful Sunday...

Kodijack said...

All of that sounds like a great day Rebecca. Hope that the food chased away the headache.

steelcowboy said...

Quiet time is GOOD.

bigwhitehat said...

Mmmm.....Steak.

clew said...

Hi Rebecca! Re. most beautiful dog, he is a German Shorthair. Not as uncommon as a viszla, but not as recognizable as a beagle, foxhound, brittney etc. I'm surprised how many people have never heard of them. :) I bet 4 out of 5 people ask me if he's a dalmatian!

I knew I liked you (wine lover AND dog lover - LOL!)