Welcome to Savoring Our Lives! In this week’s episode, we:
Met Hawaiian Ruth and Coffeehouse Chad Ruth’s therapist asked her what she would do with just two weeks left to live. She said she would go to Hawaii and chill out on the beach with a tropical drink in hand. He encouraged her to live her life in the mindset of Hawaiian Ruth.
Enjoyed some delicious wine
We received a wine club shipment from Coppola which included a member-exclusive wine called H-Party. And we were going to have friends over for dinner but they had to cancel, so we went into the wine vault and pulled out a 2014 Charles Woodson TwentyFour Wines Cabernet.
Learned Chad eats his least favorite things first
Chad had to clean his plate as a kid and learned to eat the stuff he didn’t like first so he could enjoy what he liked best last.
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Injuries and Sickness Updates
She can’t even believe it, but Ruth is actually walking without a limp! It’s been a long journey, but her ankle is almost healed. What a relief. Chad, however, is still fighting the plague.
With Chad’s sickness, we didn’t prep food for the week, so we went out to eat a few times. For the most part, we found the food to be really mediocre. Have we hit a point where we like the food we create better than restaurant food?
A New Wine
We ate at local pizza staple Pizza Man this week. In addition to the outstanding service, we enjoyed a 2014 Field Recordings Cabernet Sauvignon from the Hinterland Vineyard in San Luis Obispo. It was pretty deep, tangy, and delicious. They actually described it as “mocha, black currant, and tobacco” flavors.
With a new dog comes new flooring challenges. Abby’s had a number of accidents, so we had the carpets cleaned this week. Chris at Classic Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning did a great job and gave us some really good suggestions for flooring options and suggestions about dust/dirt management.
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Chad was at a client near Detroit on Friday, but made it home in time for Wineza. Chad was convinced we weren’t going to be able to have Wineza this weekend, but Ruth made it happen beautifully. We enjoyed a 2015 Educated Guess Cabernet.
Ruth’s Mom’s Birthday Dinner
Mom chose Outback Steakhouse for her birthday dinner. She likes going there because she chooses to eat gluten-free. We enjoyed our meals – Ruth got Alice Springs Chicken and Chad had the Cobb Salad with Steak. Chad really enjoyed the 2015 Federalist Cabernet. Ruth thought the ice cream/hot fudge sundae was particularly delightful.
Our doughnut options have recently changed and we’re not thrilled. We’re trying to find really yummy doughnuts (and coffee) to enjoy before we record our podcast each week. This week we tried yet another vendor only to be disappointed.
We went for a walk with Abby and Tini. Since Ruth’s been in the boot for the last six weeks, Abby hasn’t been out walking. We put the Gentle Leader on Abby to go for the walk and she was less than pleased – to the point she threw herself on the ground and had what could only be called a tantrum.
Milwaukee Maker Faire
Next week’s Milwaukee Maker Faire will feature both Ruth and Chad as volunteers and Chad will be presenting his keynote on Sunday. Find all the info here.
Chad sent an Awkward Yeti comic to Ruth this week (click here to see it on Facebook). It was all about the negativity bias of our brains, but much like what we do with this podcast we work to focus on searching for and finding the good stuff in the world and in our lives.
Want to share your story about how you’re savoring your life? Or if you have a story about your dog having a tantrum or your most favorite doughnut purveyor…let us know!