chaeli was sick last week and still recooperating this weekend – we opted to let her skip her soccor and karate class.
to be honest, it was a nice break not having to get up early saturday and rush out the door. it felt good to sleep in past 8am both saturday and sunday morning.
on saturday, we headed out to our favourite, local japanese restaurant again and ordered some sushi, sashimi, shrimp and veggie tempura, edamame (mainly for chaeli), miso soup and some bulgogi over steamed rice (this one being a korean dish). they also gave us some very small dishes of spicy seaweed, teriyaki tofu and corn-congee soup – all extras. that is one of the perks of going to a japanese restaurant run by koreans. they give you all these little, small dishes as extras.
the euphoria of this delicious meal lasted all the way through most of the afternoon, btw. 🙂
before heading home, we went to wine kitz to order two sets of 30 bottles of wine; their traditional vintage pinot noir and their traditional vintage chardonnay. both should be ready for bottling by mid-july which is just enough time for six months aging before christmas.
tai and trish introduced us to their pinot noir and it is heaven. the danger here is that i can suck it back like juice!
the quality of wine is fairly impressive, especially considering that in the end, it's only $4 a bottle (this was also due to their sale – regular price would be around $5 per bottle). doug and i enjoy our daily glass of wine for most months so this process saves us, on average, $6-8 a bottle. not a bad deal if you ask me!
sunday morning, we went to the zoo. we were stuck home for most of saturday and needed to get some fresh air. the weather was beautiful – i'm glad we took advantage of it. it was the perfect spring weather. blue skies with just a touch of clouds, a very light breeze and the temperature was nice enough to walk around in jeans and short sleeves but not hot – very comfortable.
the gorillas were all outside, as well. and with the weather not being hot and humid yet, they were quite active, as were most all animals we stopped by to visit. that is the one thing about going to the zoo in the summer time that i'm not fond of. it's crowded and so hot that the animals just lie there and sleep, trying to stay cool as much as possible.
we spent the greater part of sunday afternoon outside with my parents, aunt and uncle, just soaking in the sun.