I was on the fence with what I wanted to do today. I knew yoga was part of the equation and potentially, dinner. I semi-celebrated thanksgiving with Melody on Saturday. A cheese plate with taleggio (which was actually not that great. Odd texture that day), sage darby, some sausage, house made pickles and a lovely cherry ginger chutney. We started the afternoon with a glass of brut rose and then each had a glass of white wine to follow. It was nice, brief and an opportunity to catch up with Melody. I always enjoy seeing her. She spent the holiday in Michigan with her family.
I worked the last few nights and so my celebration has been put on hold. I kept thinking about checking out this one spot in Santa Fe. A great wine bar and the chef is phenomenal. A young guy with a great palette. Years ago, he had his own spot and Melody and I had dinner there. We were the only people in the restaurant. I blamed it on the location. A little off the main drag in SF. The food was delicious and a great experience. I don't know exactly what happened only that it was no longer open and he had moved on to a wine driven spot outside of town.
Anyways, I ran into some guys that work with him and they inform me that he is no longer at the spot. What? I am sad that I did not make it a priority to sample his food in the last few months. Instead, I made excuses or went to other eateries that were more convenient to get to. I still considered going there tonight but then thought better of it. Who knows what the food is like now that they no longer have their chef?
I have been spending time with a guy that I work with who came from Phoenix. Originally from Chicago and so Josh understands the big city life. Since he moved here, he has been working, working, working. I think he should make the most out of his time here and so I invited him to join me for dinner tonight. We are planning on going to a different spot that is easier to get to. And two of the guys that I work with work there which also makes it a little nicer. I'm thinking there might be a comped glass of wine in my near future.
I have been battling an incoming cold. Mostly due to being dehydrated on Thursday. My immune system goes to crap when I am hot adequately hydrated. I know it and have experienced it a few times. I have upped the water intake, ate garlic cloves and broke down and bought some oil of olive leaf spray. I do not intend to be sick this week or next. I have a yoga inspired trip upcoming. I cannot wait to get that yoga fix. Today, for example, I went to a class and the music was terrible. I forced myself to concentrate on the sequence until the instructor played a cover to a song that I like with a yoga theme to it. I couldn't take anymore of it. I had to leave. I wrote a comment card and asked if they had thought about changing the music style as it was becoming more and more challenging for me to want to stay in the classes. I left fifteen minutes early when I had completely lost my focus. I was distracted and ready to try something else out.
I did manage a walk today to enjoy the weather and my music. As I was enjoying the neighborhood I realized that I am ready to start running again. Maybe tomorrow will be the day. And I know that there isn't a yoga class to attend tomorrow. I am out of passes at one studio and unwilling to purchase more unless they change their music. I will remain stubborn. Running it is...