Jour Vignoble

picking cab,

Last October, Fiance and I headed out to Middleton and picked more grapes.  We went at it alone, which loosely translate to ‘We waited to late to ask’ and ‘Our friends were busy’ and there was some game on, we kept hearing.  No big!  We packed some sandwiches, the dog and off we went!
We picked all day.  We picked a lot, like, a few hundred pounds a lot.  So cool, can’t wait to do it again.
Haulin' Cab.

the bounty
The cabernet booty.
Just a little crush.
good juice.

The next weekend we picked granache, barbera and nibiollo.  The Barbera and Nibiollo will be aged together, as there was about less than one hundred fifty pounds of each.
great berries
And my camera battery died, and it was raining lightly.  Not necessarily a bad thing, as it kept our cutters clean, and with the right water resistant jacket, tunes on the ipod, and we’re good.



Thanks for reading!


Photo a Day Challenge Week Fifty Freaking Two

Day 23 – Joy is _______ My friend’s holiday socks!!
joy is.
Day 24 – Tradition.  Fiance has an epic breakfast tradition, I tried my best at a French toast casserole, and bacon in the shape of hearts.
Day 25 – lunchtime.  Sort of.  My family usually munches lightly until Mom throws down her holiday ham.

Day 26 – mess.  Yeah, what I should have taken a picture is of that couch.  With puppy, she will go after everything, things we have overlooked or secretly hoped she has lost interest in, so we toss whatever it is up on the couch, to distract, play and reward.  Never stop training.  NEVA STOP

Day 27 – How I relax (more or less).  When the stars have aligned, and the combinations are all set, I can really let my mind go.  I can’t think of anything else when I am looking around to enjoy and be aware, going down on some side of a mountain.  Kind of need to be in the moment.

Day 28 – cold.  Enough said.  As of publishing time, we are in day 6 of a high temperature in the teens.  I have had ice  on my car since the beginning of January.  As a fan of cooler temperatures, I like, but when the pressure systems are keeping or diverting the snow bringing storms, me no like.
Day 29 – Hot.   Fries.  I haven’t  had much of these lately.  Sort of on a discipline.  But when I eat them, it’s after snowboarding,  you know, to make it worth it.  (IGNORE THE BEER)

Day 30 – made me smile this year.  I got two boxes of my coveted white tea for Christmas!  I am creeping through the first box.
Day 31 – self piccy.  Here I be.  Clear goggles that day, helped me with my depth perception.
Okay.  So here it is.  I can say I took upwards of three hundred sixtyish pictures for Fatmumslim‘s challenge.  And would you believe I am doing it again.  A little differently, and with a little more discipline, because this year (like all the others and the ones to come) things are happening.  Fiance is going to be Husband (weird… the good kind!), we got our new puppy, we have a few trips lined up now, and all the little ones to happen as well.    All sorts of things, and when I take a step back, I think since I will be documenting all this anyway, why not take the prompts and give this another go?  Do I have a problem? Likely.  I blame yoga.  I just have to keep at it, everyone else is chugging along, showing their progress, and I am trying.  I really am.



Photo a Day Challenge Week Freaking 51

Okay, okay, okay.  Okay.  Okay.


So I found this blog, kind of dusty, and it has all these photos for some Photo a Day Challenge?


Day 9 – Out and About.  Heading back from a yoga class, holed up the rest of the day.  My out and about the rest of the day was to another room.
out and about.
Day 10 – Under.
Day 11 – Sweet.   MMMMM Shortbread
dec 11- sweet.
Day 12 – Hat.  My winter staple
Day 13 – Lights.  Fiance went back to NY for a quick “I’m alive and well” campaign trip.  I dropped him off early and came back and hung on the couch.  As soon as I get around for work, we get the daily cop pullover in front of our house…
kind of hard to notice, in retrospect …and more lights from the flightline.
more lights.
Day 14 – Something green
green reindeer, right?.
Day 15 – Outdoors.  Storm is a brewin.  Ten days later we get a layer of snow (and ice and snow and ice and snow) and consistently cold temperatures.
Day 16 – Something I made.  Improv (new) phone holder from an old wristguard while snowboarding.
made it.
Day 17  – On the floor.  Yup.
Day 18 – Makes me feel merry.  I had a toothache, that turned into an old root canal that I needed years ago from an old jaw break injury.  Le crap.
verry merry.
Day 19 – Something beginning with an S (Time travel mode).  Went to a dear friend’s house for a Christmas Eve dinner and I had to pay a visit to the old Superior lift chair from Bogus Basin.
with an s.
Day 20 – Weather.  More storm is brewin’… give it five more days..
Day 21 – Tree
Day 22 – Decoration


Photo a Day Challenge Week Freaking 50

Into December.  Still no (ridable) snow (within a day trip drive), but the Valley County ski resorts have opened… YES!!
Day 2 – Peace.  As silly as it sounds, I love watching Outdoor Idaho .  And this episode was super special- an episode highlighting the Sawtooth Mountains and how the Sawtooth National Recreation Area came to be.
Day 3 – Something I held.  Going to yoga.  I really like these classes.  Kind of like, where has it been all my life???
hold it.
Day 4 – Black + White.  Ah ha!   Did you see what I did there, with the black and white teas, and then I made it black and white.  Haaa, yeah.  I did that.
Day 5 – Looking Up.  So this particular day, I was leaving my salon and see… this.
upTurns out our fire department was having a drill.
Day 6 – From Where I live/My town.  This was when I was Falling for Idaho, and this day we had this crazy (the cool kind of crazy) fog, so I ventured to some of my favorite places and snapped away.
where I live.
Day 7 – Stars.  This was taken when we went to Bruneau in late summer.  Or early fall.  It’s hard to tell.  We were getting our tent ready.  There was also a lot of coyotes out so I was down to go to sleep… in the car.
Day 8 – Someone I love.  More recently we got some engagement photos taken of us.  You know, to document our love.  We have a great photographer, and she really made us… look good.
i love him.
And I can’t forget our pooch 🙂  We love the crap out of her.  Even when I accidentally leave things out that she gets into and spreads it alll over our living room.  Love her.  i love them
Look at us, all lovey and stuff 😉


Photo a Day Challenge Week 49

Wrapping up November and then we’ll put a bow on it.  Currently pining over some snow.
Day 25 – Sky.  Just another day driving into work.
sky .
Day 26 – In the cupboard.  Must have just pulled out my cans for spaghetti sauce.
Day 27 – Tree.  One of the few times I make it to the gym, they have the trees decorated in the parking lot.
Day 28 – Vehicle.  Yup, driving home, crossing the river.
Day 29 – Big.  Cloud.  I wanted to take pictures of doggie’s things, but we didn’t get to that, now did we?
big... cloud.
Day 30 – On the wall.  Walla Walla wine, is on the walla walla.
wall...a walla.
d e c e m b e r
Day 1 – 8 O’clock.  Fiance’s department party.  It did not stop.
8 O clock.
So there is our intro into December, the last of the Photo a Day challenge.  Two more weeks!

Photo a Day Challenge Week 48

Day 18 – Happened this weekend.  My Birchbox came in the mail.  Kind of ‘meh’ this time around, same with the last one too, unfortunately… may have to research another kind of box maybe probably.

Day 19 – Something awesome.  Our dog turned four this day!  She got a mani/pedi, and a bath!  Yay!!  I made her treats, she got a whole can of dog food and lots of belly rubs all day long.  We really do love the crap out of her.
Day 20 – work/play.  Making pumpkin pie cupcakes (work, but admittedly some play too) and the wine (play, and sometimes work)
Day 21 – what I wore.  Clothes to hot yoga.  Found some workout clothes combo that works for me.
But on the actual day it was something cute, actually.  I worked a half day, and went out for drinks for a good friend’s birthday.  I had like, skinny jeans, a cute black and brown sweater, with a bright green tank underneath and brown flat booties.  Booties!!
Now, I am by no means a fashion blogger of sorts, but I do like documenting cute outfits.  They are rare.    Sometime full of hair and with color stains.
Day 22 – Grateful.  Oddly enough, I did not take a single picture this day.  We woke up.  I went to yoga, had a breakfast, I made the apple dumplings, went to the parents’ house, and I’m sure I laughed with food in my mouth several times.
Overall I am just grateful.  I try and be grateful everyday, which I am.
Day 23 – black.   (Super) Black tea.  I really didn’t catch on to the whole “black” until I realized it was because of black Friday, a day where I go to work and business as usual.  Our salon is nice enough to give us some adequate time off for Thanksgiving.  So we had a half day for Friday and I promptly stayed in my non public clothes until I had to get ready for work.
It was awesome.
Day 24 – A sound I heard.  Heard the sounds of Christmas, that’s what!  This was at the Boise Festival of Trees, an annual event where there are some pimp trees.   It’s all for a good cause, and it’s enjoyable to see some winners.

Photo a Day Challenge Week 47

More November! Morevember?
Day 11 – Night.  Can’t get anymore night, right?
Day 12 – Drink.  Bubbly.
Day 13 – Where I slept.  A precursor to tomorrow’s photo… This night we were drinking a glass of wine and I realized I couldn’t taste it.  Getting sick.
Day 14 – Man Made.  …So I had to call in sick.  I have an expecting receptionist, she can’t be near this.  Good ‘ol Lipton to the rescue.
Day 15 – In my bag.  The mobile infirmary.  Lozenges, vitamin C chewables, hand sanitizer..
Day 16 – View from my window

Day 17 – Last thing I bought.  Had to re-up my cupcake liner stash.  It’s holiday cupcake time!