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This weekend was busy! In the fun way, albeit not the productive way

Friday night, I had dinner with [personal profile] kelkyag and [personal profile] sauergeek, who happened to be “passing through” (within an hour of me), at one of my favorite Finger Lakes restaurants, Stone Cat. We plotted and talked fiction and families and many other things, and then, oops, it was 10, so we departed.

Saturday, T. and I went to the Canandaigua Craft festival, where T> bought me an amber necklace and earrings and I bought me two more pairs of earrings from my new favorite local craft show earring vendor.

Then we took longer than planned to finish the drive, which ended at Capriox’s & Talkian’s house for a baby! shower! Baby shower! That was the chillest, most comfy pool-party/picnic/baby shower I have ever been to, and I have dozens of geeky baby onesie ideas in case another one of my geek friends has a baby.

(My contribution, along with some knitted burp cloths ‘cause nothing else got finished, was a John Deere onesie and slipper-socks.)

THEN T & I went to a tile store, because we could not find a kitchen & bath place that was open, and looked at almost every tile layout in the place (Kitchen semi-redo and bathroom redo are on our to-do list for the next year). We asked the nice tile people for a recommendation for dinner, and ended up at a neat Korean place hidden in the Regional Market. Whee!

Drive drive drive, home home home, sleep sleep sleep… WINE FEST!

The Finger Lakes Wine Festival is held every year at the Watkins Glen raceway, and we have been meaning to go for years. We pretty much know every winery on the two lakes closest to us — but the Watkins Festival pulls from the Erie trail and the Niagara escarpment, the 1000 Islands and the Hudson Valley (I just described a line encircling the sides and top of the state, for those unfamiliar).

We drank so much wine. And whisky. And cider. And gin. And wine, wine, wine. We were there from about 10-3, bought 11 bottles of wine, and have tons of notes — all of it about wineries we’ve never been to before!

AND we got to talk to two vintners. That was pretty awesome. Asking questions about how Erie and Niagara Rieslings taste different from Seneca ones did the trick! (It almost always does).

Then we went home and napped for two hours.

My pinboards for kitchen and bath are getting full of ideas. I am super excited about all of that.

And I have So Much Wine.

Also, everything baby-related is adorable.

...wow.

How was YOUR weekend?

Date: 2017-07-17 03:48 pm (UTC)
wyste: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wyste
Yay.

My weekend was quiet, but not bad. Lots of sleep. Looooots of sleep. Some computer games. ^_^

Date: 2017-07-18 12:56 am (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: I can stop knitting anytime. How about right after this skein? (Knitting: addict)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
I went to a baby shower in June; my husband and I gave another friend a ride. During the gift-opening, both friend and I were knitting on the baby blankets we hadn't finished yet. (The friend beat me, because she'd already completed one blanket; I'm just making the one, and the twins can share it.) It was great, too, because I dropped a stitch and she had a crochet hook.

Baby stuff is amazing.

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend!

Date: 2017-07-18 06:01 am (UTC)
kelkyag: A cluster of red-blushed yellow apples on a tree (apples)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
<warm fuzzies> Glad we got to see you!

Date: 2017-07-25 12:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sauergeek
...and now that I am catching up on being oh-so-behind on comments, good to see you while we were in the area!

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