Thursday, December 23, 2010

a very good day

and it was a good day... in fact a very good day!  we went to Portland to see a play at Portland Center Stage, The Santaland Diaries, written by David Sedaris... which i'd listened to on my iPod and laughed out loud thru it!!  was a really good one-man production.  the story of an out-of-work man who took a job as an elf at Macy's xmas Santaland and all the insanity that evolved from that.  very very funny!  then we had an hour and a half to fill before Eleni's Restaurant opened, so went to "Life of Riley" for a hot toddy... it was a cold day and we needed warming.....  we made that toddy stretch out for an hour, then found a fine gift shop to browse.  finally!! dinner!!  the owner  Eleni Touhouliotis has 2 restaurants in portland, highly regarded and well-reviewed, with a menu of Greek/Cretan dishes.  She is from Hania, Crete which is the nearest city to the village we go to in Crete... so our high expectations were well met.  we both really enjoyed our meals.  and i had retsina before and ouzo after... so greek!!  and Jim indulged with baklava, which had abundance of honey!

after we'd gotten home and soothed the disgruntled dogs (we'd been gone ALL DAY) with cookies of their favorite dog variety, i decided to spin awhile and indulged myself with the ever so special solstice gift i'd received from Lynne.... cashmere!  the ultimate in luxury and soft soft soft!  oh, my... mmmmmm..

and now... happy festivus.....

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