This was an exciting week! New car!!! After driving my beloved 1999 Honda Civic for almost 14 years (I bought her in November 1998) it felt like time to trade her in...before the winter months! She was a fabulous dark green.
My intention was to purchase a new Civic to drive just as long since these cars are built to do so! However after going to a couple of dealerships, I learned that it is quite difficult to get your hands on a 2 door since the factories in Japan are still struggling due to the tragic tsunami.
Jim and I were driving by a Jeep dealership by my house and he spotted this gorgeous dark blue 2008 Civic out front! Thanks Jim! While I had not intentions of purchasing a used vehicle we stopped over to check it out since it was exactly what I wanted....fully loaded too!
Needless to say she is mine now! Love the Civics! I learned that someone already wanted my old car before the dealership even had ownership of the vehicle. It feels like I drive a space ship now where I was so used to driving such an old car! My favorite feature is the cup holders which actually hold cups in place! No more holding onto my cup when making a turn!!!!
A sad thing for me though was saying goodbye to my license plate. This has been my plate for 20 years and has been on 3 cars! It is a mess with tons of cracks and a million stickers on it. The state now allows old plates/registrations on be cancelled online so I do get to keep it!
Jim and I discovered a new wine we both like! There is a great Italian restaurant nearby named Tuscan Kitchen. We are sort of regulars there on Saturday afternoons. It is one of those restaurants where you need to make reservations as least 2 weeks in advance for Saturday nights. But in the afternoon we can sit at a quiet bar and order whatever we want. Their bartenders are wonderful! When we were there last weekend our bartender gave us a couple of samples, one of which was this one!
We typically drink California or Washington state wines but we love this imported Montepulciano.
When we food shopped that night, we came across it in the grocery store. How convenient!
New in my shop this week is this pretty pearl set. The pendant disc was handcrafted by the Karen Hill Tribe with 3 loops for dangles. I thought, why not elegant pearls!!!!
Thank you for reading! ~Val