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Thursday, January 28, 2010

We interrupt this program.............

Sometimes I feel like it would be better to just have stayed in bed. Today was one of those days. Granny has spent the better part of the week with the rest of my siblings and their little ones in Switzerland and France. Yes, even she is entitled to a break. This has jolted us right back into reality, everyone being back at school and work after the holidays. My brother Kenneth stepped in for the earlier part of the week taking care of the kiddies until we arrived home (Thank you Kenny!). All went well 'till Wednesday when we noticed the shiny shiner Ms. Rory Belle was sporting. Apparently she and Jack had a rough and tumble on the playground at school. Oh the shame of it. Apparently Jack won.

Today, Ron was able to take off early, pick them up from school, go home, light the fire, help with their homework, make some tea and cookies for them whilst they waited for me to get home from college. Sounds almost too good to be true, right? That is because it is! I had a few missed calls on my phone when I got released from class and flew into panic mode when I noticed the calls were all from Ron. Somethings never change. He is still not a huge fan of technology, so to have called me more than once meant trouble.

'Hi Honey, we are at the ER. Jack caught his finger in the door (living room door at home) and we are getting it x-ray-ed to make sure there are no broken bones in his hand - see you at home for dinner.' Miraculously Kenneth pulled in the driveway at the same time this happened and was able to drag them all to the ER.

This not being the first time Ron and Jack have been to the ER together they were all in decent spirits when they arrived home. Ron had prepared a lovely dinner for us (before this all happened) and magically it appeared before us as soon as the little ones were settled for the evening.

There is something to be said about a good old dollop of comfort food at this time of the year and most definitely when something like this knocks the wind out of your sails. When Ron cooks steak he only cooks it one way. Perfectly! OK - with a little bit of Bleu cheese butter and caramelised onions. I am still licking my fingers - I have no shame.

We swilled it down with a bottle we picked up a few years ago in Italy. It could probably have laid down for a good fifteen more years but lets face it, that would never happen around here. But after having a rough day and getting decent results from my Christmas exams, why wait?

Tignanello, 2004. Most wine reviews will tell you 2004 was a great year Tuscany and this really shows in the Tignanello. This is true. It is quite intense. A gorgeous gorgeous black ruby colour with blackcurrant essence and a warm and almost chocolate finish. Good to the very last wringing out of the bottle - drop.

That is all the WiseWords I have for today!



Christine said...

Thank goodness for comfort food and a glass (or five) of wine on "those days". I hope the finger feels better!

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