- Blame it on COVID and stay at home orders.
- Blame it on KITTENS and taking care of them.
- Blame it on the teen and trying to stay sane.
- Blame it on May Gray and my own overgrown yard.
- Blame it on other troubles and I do not wish to name them.
- Blame it on other writing projects and Oregon Wine Month.
But really the blame is on me.
For this first time since January 2019, I did not get out to work or visit any Ventura Country vineyards or wineries… save tending the three chardonnay vines in my yard.
And while I still have the news I wished to share in April, I have yet to write about it.
Honestly, I am overwhelmed.
In addition to a pandemic, right now LA County, just south of me, went on curfew at 4pm.
There is so much going on: concerns for health, family, society, plus the ongoing concerns about climate, for the planet.
I’ve been able to keep up with tastings and articles: I published 11 articles in May averaging 1500 words each. This is my 55th post in 2020 and I’ve written almost 80,000 words, as many as in an average novel. My goal is 108 for the year — 9 a month– and I’m on track: 10 month x 12 months would be 120, and I’ve averaged 11.
But I am disappointed in myself that I did not keep this going, this monthly reporting about Ventura County Vineyards.
Tomorrow is a new month, June Gloom. The kittens will go to their forever homes. The teen will be done with school. The challenges that I face that I do not wish to share will be addressed. I will go out again and find solace in nature.
I will try again next month to get into the vineyard and the winery. To keep learning. To keep growing. To keep writing and sharing what I discover. Stay tuned, please, and subscribe.
Can’t get much more local to me than this. And so spectacular with this filet mignon and blue cheese. The 2015 is available to order online for $24.
Except maybe some Chambang grown about 10 minutes drive from my house.
Which I had last night with local mussels.
DANG– no photos but wow what a pairing.
Just. Out. Standing.