Wine in Walnut Creek + Trouble in Paradise

I don’t know about you, but the weekend went by way too fast. Can we have one more day please? Just one?

On Saturday, the weather was perfect so we ventured out on a bike ride for a little while. Later in the evening, we decided to take a drive to Walnut Creek to check out a wine bar there named Residual Sugar. I ordered a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and Brandon had Cabernet.




We also ordered a few vegetable paninis which we ate before I could remember to take a photo. Woops. The wine bar was a pretty nice place but I didn’t see any wine flights on the menu which I am a big fan of.

After the wine bar, we went to Blush which is an organic frozen yogurt place. We both got the traditional tart flavor along with the Nutella flavor and mixed nuts on top.


Blush is not like your typical yogurt place in that you don’t serve yourself nor do they go by weight. But I thought the yogurt was really good and would love to go back.

Now here is where the night got really fun. As we were pulling out from the yogurt shop, my car started making a really funny whining sound. About a quarter of mile later, the check engine light came on and it would not shift into second gear. It quickly became obvious that something was up with the transmission.

We attempted to drive it a few more times and got about a mile down the road before realizing it wasn’t going to work. Since Walnut Creek is about 30 minutes from home, we had to call a tow truck to come get us. Fun, fun and more fun.

The tow truck ended up taking 3 hours to show up then took us and my car to my mechanic which is only about a 10 minute walk from home. Finally, after a short walk at about 1:00 in the morning, we made it home, safe and sound.

Since I have to drive about 40 minutes each way to work and Brandon goes the opposite direction, we decided it would be best to rent a car. Luckily, Brandon gets a small discount on rental cars through the company he works for, so I am sporting a Hyundai in the mean time while I wait to find out what the damage is on my car tomorrow.

Times like this remind how lucky I am to have someone like Brandon in my life. He made sure to joke with me during the 3 hour wait for the tow truck and to remind me that everything is going to be okay. I would have broke down crying had he not been there to make me feel better.

This morning he offered to make me anything I wanted for breakfast and I got a craving for scrambled eggs with cheese and a side of my favorite English muffin along with some fresh blueberries.

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For the eggs, I usually use 4 eggs (for both of us) with a small amount of egg whites and a touch of milk added.  Instead of just scrambling them, I like them kind of folded over so they are in between an omelet and a scrambled eggs. And then, of course, a sprinkle of cheese on top! I’m not picky or anything…

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Brandon is so patient and made them exactly how I like them. In love

The blueberries were begging me to take their picture as well.

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A good breakfast got me back on track and I accomplished making a few new recipes in the kitchen which I plan on sharing soon!

We are going to eat one of them now for dinner while catching up on an episode of Girls on HBO. Hopefully it is a good one this week. Season Two’s episodes have been hit or miss so far with more misses than hits.

I hope you all had a fun weekend and a good St. Patrick’s Day. See you soon!


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