It’s been a few days since I’ve been able to post, longer than I usually like to go, but it’s been a rough stretch. Plans for my wife and I to celebrate our seventh wedding anniversary over dinner at Marigold Kitchen on Sunday went awry when I came down, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, with what I thought was a nasty bout of food poisoning. After checking in to the ER at 11:00 PM Sunday night, I was finally diagnosed with acute appendicitis at around 6:00 AM on Monday. Six hours later, I was being wheeled into the OR for surgery – a laparoscopic appendectomy. Luckily, things went relatively smoothly and recovery progressed quickly enough that I was discharged from the hospital late yesterday afternoon.
Suffice it to say that only now have I mustered enough energy to write a quick note to bring you all up to speed. It’ll be a few days before I get back to my usual tasting duties but, if energy enables, perhaps I’ll find the time to dig a few gems from the archives. In the meanwhile, thanks for staying in touch.