Quittin’ time.

To celebrate the end of my last day of work, at 5pm last night I popped the cork on a bottle of Dom Pérignon Vintage 1993 that I received upon my promotion to the executive ranks.  (woo hoo!)    I kept putting off opening it until an appropriately auspicious occasion.

IMG_0578Well, here we are 15 years later – and this was to be the occasion.   Conventional wisdom says that good champagne shouldn’t be saved or aged.   I didn’t really know that at the time.   Over the years we have joked that this bottle of champagne, which has taken up space in our refrigerator on its side all these years, was going to be flat and vinegary when we eventually opened it.  So, i was fully expecting that.  We even had a backup bottle of bubbly on ice, just in case.  But, low and behold, there was a resounding pop when the cork came off, and no shortage of fizz and bubbles!  And it tasted good, like… a very special bottle of champagne.    🙂   I take that to be a good omen on the closing of one chapter of my life, and the start of the next.

Cheers!

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I would also like to thank Teri & Jim for this absolutely stunning orchid that they sent me today.   You guys are the best!   It’s gorgeous, thank you!IMG_0576

 

 

Orchid beauty.

Orchid at home.

I picked up this orchid at the store a couple of weeks ago.  I’ve never had one before.  It has about 8 blooms on it, and this is a new one that opened since I brought it home.