Sunday was spent in the back entry hall - a teeny space between the garage and the kitchen. Goodwill will profit from all the coats that have been languishing (unused while we are enjoying the sun) in this rarely-used closet.
Today I started-in on our CDs. Eeeks. This is a task that has been on my list for months. My list says: MOVE ALL MUSIC TO iTUNES. I have been putting this job on the back-burner since I bought my first iPod - years ago. I suppose we own far fewer CDs than most people as I really cannot even recall the last time I purchased a CD, since for many years now all music has been purchased via iTunes. I am going to estimate there are about 200 CDs to move to iTunes. I would estimate about 80 of these CDs are opera. I would also estimate you are probably shocked to learn we have so much opera music in our collection and that we both really love opera. It's true. Blame it on my high school German teacher. He took our class to Tristan und Isolde (1973?) and I have been hooked since. My Driver has also come to love opera, though we both enjoy Italian opera most.
Feh, probably Martha will not be phoning after all. Let's face it: I am a nerd.
We did leave the house this weekend. Dinner on Saturday night at McCormick's with Nancy and dinner Sunday at a new wood-fired pizza restaurant with Kathy, Woody, Mary & Steve. The pizza was very good, but our service was horrid. It took forever to get a table, longer than forever to get a drink and the wait staff was ridiculously bad. No napkins or cutlery until we asked! I am giving them the benefit of the doubt because they have just opened. I hope they get their act together - they keep their wood-fired pizza oven between 700-800°. That's some serious pizza.Our local grocer was having a special on fresh Sockeye Salmon from Bristol Bay, Alaska. Limited quantity. Fabulous quality. I arranged a small bank loan and bought a very small filet and DT grilled it to perfection tonight. Doesn't this just make you want to eat salmon?
The salmon was served with grilled asparagus spears and a lime wedge. That was it - just a perfect meal. Tomorrow, our lives return to normal... i.e., DT returns to Eugene for a long day of TrackTown12 meetings and I will remain at home, between trips to Goodwill.
LEO UPDATE: Since I left Los Angeles on Thursday, Leo can now clap and say DaDa. Genius. We used facetime (iPhone version of Skype) tonight. Leo LOVES facetime - or maybe he just loves to chew on the phone? I sang his favorite songs (this week he loves Sing a Song of Six Pence and Eensy-Weensy Spider) and after I "snapped off his nose" - we had a screaming contest. Then Leo clapped for me and said DaDa several times. Lisa had a video tour of our new gift-wrapping center and laughed at our miserably small CD collection.
Until my next update, I remain, your purged correspondent.