After work on Friday I went straight to pick up my mom to take her to the local QFC where my good friend Sherri works in the wine dept.
(photo stolen from here)
They do wine tasting every Friday and Saturday. This weekend they were sampling the new Imbue Vermouth that I posted about here. Earlier in the week hot Derek personally brought it to her store along with recipes. I plan to serve this at Blog Fest West, so you should really plan on coming!
On Saturday Handy Man and I went grocery shopping, between the regular store and Traders Joe's we almost spent double what we usually spend. We were preparing for a 21 day Detox we are starting today. We bought a butt load ton of organic fruit and veggies. I prepared individual containers of radishes and carrots for each of us to take to work for the week. I also made veggie soup stock and washed and cut up lettuce for salads. I'll keep you posted on how this works for us. Expect a report mid-week.
Saturday afternoon/evening we celebrated Mother's Day at the Pike Place Market. First we stopped off to see my friend Sharon. She sells tulips. Her Mama is visiting from Tasmania and was helping out at the flower stall.
The view from The Market is pretty spectacular.
I dragged my family to the Pike Place Bar and Grill for some dinner.
One of Sharon and her husband's good friends was having an art opening at a little shop at The Market called Local Color. Handy Man and I fell in love with a couple of his paintings, unfortunately the artists really don't like anyone taking photos of their work so I took a picture of the crowd instead.
Sunday was a very quiet, stay at home day. The sun came out for a little while and I sat outside and read for a couple hours while Handy Man visited his mom. It was a perfect Mother's Day as far as I was concerned. I really hope you all had a great day too!