I've been working super long hard hours and despite it being my busiest time of year, this afternoon I had to play hooky. Had to! Snapped this pic on my way to the movie theatre. (I tried to capture the hushed snow-white sky for you, Bob. I have not missed Seattle's weather one single second.) Caught a matinee of the powerful yet disturbing Before the Devil Knows You're Dead and appreciated it immensely. Philip Seymour Hoffman is one of my favorite actors.
After the movie, I treated myself to a lovely dinner at Wild Sage Bistro. I ordered the Tomato Basil Gnocchi Gratin -- hand formed pesto dumplings, heirloom tomatoes, roasted squash and huge wild mushrooms with fresh mozzarella cheese. Super yummy! Wild Sage offers a beautiful, intimate atmosphere and excellent service too. I sat at a little table, reading my book, enjoying my food, simmering in quiet delight at my own company, surrounded by the presence of others.
I stepped outside the restaurant to fresh snow falling.
Christmas music playing on outdoor speakers.
This is the good stuff.
This is the payoff.