Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas Vacation

Christmas break is finally here! I met up with Derek and two of his co-workers at the Merchant after work for some Christmas drinks. They had a drink called the I Love You Ginny which of course had to be ordered.

It was cold and rainy but a few drinks (and Uber) helped with that. I'm still not used to coming home without being greeted by Bosco. I've caught myself a few times sticking my foot in the door when I open it so he doesn't escape into the hall. It takes a second or two to remember that I don't have to do that anymore. I know it will get better with time but right now it's rough.

Tomorrow we'll cook our new Christmas Eve traditional dinner of beef wellington and scallops wrapped with bacon. We did this last year and really enjoyed it so why not keep it going?

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

RIP Bosco

This is the first photo I ever took of you and it's one of my favorites. You should still be here. You weren't even 10 years old. I hope that I gave you a good life while you were here. No one could argue the fact that you were the sweetest cat. I hope you get all the chicken wings on the other side. I miss you already.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Winter In The City

Boston had its first significant snowfall of the season this Saturday. I hate winter but I admit that I enjoyed the snow even while sliding my way across the Common. The Common is all lit up for the holidays and nature added its own snowy touch. It was a nice soft snow, not the whip you in the face kind that comes with a blizzard. This is my kind of winter. It's a shame I won't be able to hold onto this feeling until spring. I'll be cursing the freezing temps and feet of snow very soon.

We weren't out in the snow for the scenery though. We were heading to Mooo.... for a fantastic steak dinner with Germana and Andy. It was an expensive dinner but well worth the money. Mooo.... might just be my new favorite steakhouse in Boston. After we stuffed ourselves full of steak we headed over to the Omni Parker House for drinks. We had a nice view of the snow and all the party buses that drove by (we counted at least 6).

We'll be back for our annual stay at the Omni Parker this weekend. I highly recommend a nice hotel stay rather than exchanging gifts. Merry Christmas to us!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Cocktail Party Song - Sweet Dreams by SeƱor Coconut

I've been trying to put together the perfect cocktail party play list. It will probably be done by the time we actually buy a house and can host a nice cocktail party. I was out at brunch and heard this cover of Sweet Dreams and I immediately put down my champagne and shazamed the song on my phone. It's a fun cover that I can picture playing in the background of a hip cocktail party

Saturday, December 2, 2017

It's feuerzangenbowle season

It's been a minute hasn't it. I've been busy at work and at life in general hence why the blog has been a bit quiet. Let's jump right in. I'VE GOT THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!

I would love poinsettias everywhere but Bosco would eat them. Did I tell you how I found him inside the garbage can when we came back from Thanksgiving? He was busy picking out chicken bones. He's still a pain in my ass even when he's sick.

I ordered 4 bottles of wine on my phone right after this photo was taken. I then realized I'd have to pick them up in Everett. No thank you. I assumed I could have it shipped to my house but SURPRISE you have to pick them up at some random liquor store in Everett. Debating cancelling the order and finding the wine closer.

I've already been to a Christmas party too. The feuerzangenbowle was especially good this year.

Made it through Elf and half of Christmas Vacation before I left. Warm drinks and lots of food makes Ginny sleepy.

Now it's time to make a rice and sausage stuffing for a friends Thanksgiving today. So much food....