I should have gone out for Cinco De Mayo today. I know this now only because as I type this, my balcony door is open which overlooks one of Portland's most popular streets. My walls are vibrating with the laughs of people below jaunting to and from the popular Mexican bars under me. It sounds like a good time! But I suppose sitting on my comfy chair rockin' an old tank top with ripped boxers on is a good time as well.
But I am happy nonetheless. This because I'm soaking up my last hour of 'me time' before I have to go back to work tomorrow and start the whole Monday-Friday thing all over again. So I'm savoring this little time I have right now. Savor. Savor. Savor.
What do Sundays feel like if you don't work the next day? I can only dream about that.
However, my Coworker no longer has to dream about it. He is officially done with his career by way of retirement. Which made for the perfect excuse to attend his Surprise Congratulatory Retirement Party last weekend at Ardiri, an Oregon Winery & Vineyard located about 35 minutes outside the City.
|Ready to taste wines and celebrate my coworker at Ardiri|
|He looks like he's wearing Marcia Brady flare jeans in this angle- he is not.|
Of course, per the usual, since I was around work folk I didn't want to have my big camera out most of the time. So I just took a few shots before the party got started- but isn't it stunning? I would love to wake up to those views every morning. And the wine was fabulous. And the speeches were hilarious and touching. We had us a good 'ol time.
Not to mention, we purchased a bottle of their Pinot Noir and drank it back home in the city. What a great night.
Thanks Monday, for ruining everything (yet again).