As we were in the store last week, I had a craving for red wine. I was looking for Fat Bastard Shiraz which I could not find. However, he suggested a wine on sale for around $6 called Little Penguin Shiraz. I was reluctant, but it is really fantastic. Smooth and deep flavor, with little penguin foot prints on the cork.
Time draws nigh for the big move and therefore, food making has become less and less possible. I have been eating an obscene amount of veggie dogs and Amy’s burgers, but that is ok for now. The surgery is also this week which is weighing on my mind. I feel like once I am cut open it will never be the same. Plus I have an uncanny fear of never being able to run again.
In more positive news, we have been watching taped episodes of the Ken Burns National Parks series from PBS. First off, I have a deep love for the “American Experience” series and the shows typically render tears. While this series is just as thought provoking and emotionally charged, I have yet to cry. However, the first two episodes have introduced and encapsulated the life of one of my favorite people, John Muir. Whenever I am asked that “who would you have dinner with, dead or alive” type of questions, he is without a doubt on the list. I find him incredibly intriguing and believe (along with many historians) that Muir is the father of the National Parks system. His description of nature is really unparalleled, in my opinion, even by that of Emerson and Thoreau. While others see him as eccentric, I think that he was a visionary and his way of find spirituality within nature is astoundingly deep. I plan on reading one of his books that chronicles his time in the Sierra Nevada’s once we make the big move.