First of all, for those who celebrate Chinese New Year/Lunar New Year… Happy New Year! And to my fellow Mandarin speakers, Gong Xi Fa Cai | 恭喜发财 !
Of course, to my fellow k-pop friends:
Now, I mentioned in my last post I wasn’t big on celebrating Valentines. I’m also not big on receiving flowers but I will say yes to dark chocolate because I’ll always say yes to dark chocolate. And I’ll also say yes to strawberries especially if covered with said dark chocolate.
Well, I didn’t receive chocolate covered strawberries. But my husband DID make something for me and it was just as good! Heart-shaped dark chocolate, unsweetened peanut butter cups!
He spent all afternoon making it. Which wasn’t easy as he was so dead tired. He came off of his shift that same morning. Their firetruck was out so many times during his 24 hour shift that by lunch time, he said he had already gone out 12 times. And it just didn’t stop there! He barely got more than 30 minutes sleep at a time overnight (and it the opportunity to sleep didn’t come often).
[SIDE NOTE: Please ensure your fire alarms are clean and working with good batteries – clear as much clutter in your house, too; Simple steps could save your life! Most of his bad calls are due to either causes or a combination.]
So to state I have an amazing husband is an understatement.
And as I took a vacation day on Chinese New Year, him and I met up for lunch at a new farm-to-place restaurant. It wasn’t cheap but it was pretty good. I would go back again to try some different menu options but it’s not easy on the wallet so I would reserve the place for special occasions. What I felt was way over-priced was the wine list. I didn’t see any wine that stood out and most of them were by the bottle. There were a handful by the glass but once again, nothing special. and $10 for just 5 oz? Most place I go to will charge $15-18 by the glass but at least I get 10oz. It was a bit of a let down considering the type of food they served.
My pet peeve for 2018 – pretentious wine lists.