Off the Cuff has been off the grid. I apologize. I knew October would be a tough month to get through and I let a lot of things go that I wished I would have had the motivation or strength to get through but I didn’t. Although, I had no idea how difficult the entire year would really be, I finally feel myself emerging and celebrating...slowly letting the underlying sadness that seemed to envelope me drift away.
Vee and I discussed earlier this year that we would go to wine country to honor our dad and dedicate that weekend to one of his passions in life – wine making, eating and being with friends. Since I spent ten years in the Bay Area and Marin County I took the lead on planning. Over the next several days, I will break down how we lifted our wine glasses in remembrance of our wonderful dad and how we will never forget his spirit.
In a nutshell, Katie, Vee and I started in Sonoma, cruised through Yountville, St. Helena, Healdsburg and enjoyed the final day in San Francisco spending time with some dear friends of mine.
What a special adventure and one I will never forget. I am looking forward to sharing it all with you.