I made a very last minute spontaneous decision and went to Ohio for St. Patricks Day and had the absolute best time! It was a very quick trip but so worth it and Matt will be here in three weeks for Easter. Right when I got off the plane, we headed over to Bar Louie and met up with the usual NetJets group – Amit, Dan, Henry, and Brian. Then Matt made some excellent steaks on the grill, and I mixed up a sautéed mushroom marsala sauce and spinach with gorgonzola. St. Patrick’s Day was Saturday and we had such a good time. Matt went to the gym early in the morning and I slept in then got ready for my favorite holiday. The day was gorgeous – sunny and 72 degrees; I wore my jean skirt, and a green shirt. We started out visiting his mom, brother, and sister-in-law then went to Chipotle for lunch – my favorite. From there, we made a stop at the Diamond Cellar. We met our salesperson John and he immediately offered us some wine. How did he know? Of course we’ll have some wine. Matt has been hinting for a while about putting something on ‘that naked finger’ as he calls it so a visit to the Diamond Cellar was anticipated. We were there for a couple hours, I picked out a couple settings, and Matt took John’s info. No idea what happens now. The Buckeyes were playing in the final four so we headed to BW3’s to watch the basketball game and meet up with Mandi. From there we went downtown and did some bar hopping, starting out at Brothers where I met Matt’s friend Krystle, then to Cavanaughs where we danced the night away. The evening was perfect – we danced on the roof overlooking the Columbus skyline and the temperature was perfect.
The rest of the weekend was pretty relaxing. I had dinner with Mandi while Matt went to Cincy to get Abigayle. We survived flickering lights and tornado warnings while eating our sushi dinner. I left the next day which is always such a struggle but I know I will see him in three weeks for Easter so it lessens the pain a little bit.