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Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 3:51 pm | Updated: 3:54 pm, Wed Mar 9, 2011.

I know it's not officially spring yet, but it's March and that's good enough for me. It's time to shake off the dreariness of February and move forward.

About time, if I do say so myself.

Looking forward . . . lots to do when the days get longer and warmer. I got a very awesome reminder of the season when I looked out the back window at the neglected garden and saw this red tulip reaching for the sky. It's alone right now, but soon its brethren will pop up and with absolutely no help from me. Tulips are such rock stars. They need very little sustenance, and they dance. Stick some in a vase in your house and watch them move around along with the light. They totally aim to please.

And pleased, I am. The Lodi Spring Wine Show is coming up and I seldom miss this event. This year I believe a bazillion wineries will be represented, along with great food and music. It's Disneyland for grownups. The wineries have their best people pouring their best wines and if it's not to your liking, you just spit and move on. Eating, drinking, spitting, listening to music. What's not to like?

Even before the big Wine Show, I've been invited to go wine tasting up in the in the Shenandoah Valley this weekend. I haven't been to that region in a long time and they have some amazing reds. Barberas and Sangioveses and my old friend Zin. This area is becoming such a mecca for winos that we don't have to go far for a good pour. Can't wait. Four ladies in a limo and miles and miles of wineries. You're jealous, I know, but I'll raise a glass for each of you.

And, speaking of, and to, ladies . . . you've got to check out the new shop that opened up in Lakewood Mall called the Perfect Pear. It's a girly-girl store carrying jewelry, purses, scarves & other accessories with lovely quality and amazing prices. I don't think I've ever plugged a business in my blog, but this one is too good to pass up. Stop by and see what they've got. They're also on facebook and online. But be careful because it might become addictive.

I know this is a pretty Lodi-centric entry, but I'm feeling good about this place right now. Hard to be critical or snarky when I'm in a good mood.

Don't worry though, something will impress me or offend me soon enough.

Until then . . . enjoy March. We deserve it.

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2 comments:

  • Brandi Poole posted at 4:29 pm on Wed, Mar 9, 2011.

    Brandi Poole Posts: 79

    Happy March wine and tulip tipping to you, my dear! I am ready for some Spring rugga. I'll see you on Sunday!

     
  • posted at 4:21 pm on Wed, Mar 9, 2011.

    Posts:

    Thank you for the bright and cheery post. We've been without consistent sun for so long I think I have moss growing on the backside.

     

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