It goes without saying that there is not enough wine in my life! Being a wine blogger and a somm student, people think that I swim in wine, and that is not the case. As you may have noticed, I took an unplanned sabbatical from my SOMMspirations duties. Life called, and it called loud and clear. As it turns out, I had many responsibilities happen all at once and they needed my attention. This included a large 600-person gala that I planned, a wine exam, a wine research paper, and moving my home! It was a lot to handle in a short window of time, and some of my commitments had to take a backseat. This included working out, cooking, and this blog.
I can report that it was a tough couple of months. I was not on my usual regimented schedule, and a bit of my sanity suffered. I am a creature of habit, I like writing “to do” lists and crossing things off methodically. Coming home from work and cooking a meal from scratch for myself and my husband and serving it with some great wine is a delight. Laying in bed reading a great book before falling asleep is my idea of a good night. All this was paused. I think I had a glass of wine for pleasure once (maybe twice) in that time period. It was a dark time (I’m only semi-kidding here), and I am starting to see the light.
My event was a splashing success, another exam is done, research paper is turned in, and we’re about 85% unpacked in our new place. My days are starting to smooth out quite a bit and I LOVE it. Last night I went home and make a pizza with dill creme fraiche and smoked salmon (a la Wolfgang Puck). It was delicious!
Stay tuned later this week for an update on my studies and where I stand in the Diploma syllabus. Believe it or not, I am just about halfway done!