We spent the day, not so snowed in. Yes, we got a good 8 inches of snow, and because of that it was a lazyish sort of day. The teens in their sweats watching bad TV, and me in my sweats working in the living room. I go the kids to shovel most of the walkway (if not my car). After the kids shoveled the walk and the drive, I made hot chocolate (cinnamon, hint of chili pepper) and lunch. Back to work for a few hours. Made a chicken shepherd's pie with carrots, turnips and bacon ( I will NEVER be a size 6 again, hell, 8 is a distant memory). This was a total throw together and it turned out great! For the real job, I managed to push out the outline for a webinar, answer a bunch of inquiries and started to outline a speech for March. I love this job - the wine is a love thaaang. If I could make money from the "mistress" my life would shift...;-)
I've been reading up on viticulture and starting to figure out my pairing menus. I'm starting to set up tasting nights. I'm lucky enough to have a pretty extensive cellar right now and can start tasting. I think I'll invite a few friends over for a more formal testing to take notes and start working out some pairings.