Jul 202012

Somewhere along the way I have become…. NORMAL. What the heck???!!!

Friday night… let me paint you a picture (with words as I’m out of watercolors)

Coach and I are sitting outside on the patio with some pork center loin steaks on the grill. The sun is setting and there is a soft breeze blowing (which is really good because it helps keep the flies and mosquitos away) We are drinking a pinot wine.

the part that is not so normal is that we are drinking out of recycled jelly jars because we have no wine glasses. I got rid of them several years ago when I gave up wine drinking…

Anyhow, as we sit on the patio enjoying our wine (with the dog lying peacefully at our feet), the birds are playing in the grass and we are having a nice quiet conversation about I don’t remember what… I’m sure it was quite scholarly though. pft. (most likely we were talking about the state of the world, and our world in particular because there have been so many changes and we are growing into our new life which is really good and quite important when analyzed properly)

Once the meat was cooked to perfection, we came inside and sat at the table to enjoy dinner, which was followed by a funny movie – Two Weeks’ Notice.

What has happened to me?

I don’t remember when I’ve felt so NORMAL in a long time. I’m not complaining- it’s just not me for the most part. I’m known as the “weirdo freak” of the bunch and have sort of become accustomed to those particular qualities of my personality. If my “weirdo freak” fan club saw me tonight, I’m quite sure that it would be the end of said fan club in an instant. Thank goodness they haven’t figured out where I’ve moved to and so I’m relatively safe for now.

I have to say, this wine is really quite good. It was given to us a few years ago by a neighbor we helped out. He had a woman over for the evening and pretty early in the evening, neighbor man came knocking on our door because it would seem he had planned his evening out but forgot the need for a corkscrew. I just happen to own a very high quality one that he borrowed. The next afternoon, neighbor man came to return the corkscrew accompanied with a bottle of Clos Du Bois Pinot Noir… nice! It has been sitting in the cabinet for at least 2 years.

Probably 6 or 7, maybe even 8 years ago, I gave up wine drinking. I was not a heavy drinker but I did enjoy a couple (2) glasses of wine a day. And since that time, I’ve been on so many medications that I was sort of afraid to drink any alcohol. Now that there are no meds in my cabinet I figure what the heck… may as well break out the old habits…

The world is so much prettier after a few glasses of wine.

Pinot flavored trees and rose colored clouds… even the little sugar ants are beginning to look kind of cute. Something tells me that I’ll most likely be sleeping like a proverbial log tonight… finally.

So I’m going to end this now and go enjoy the rest of my evening with Coach… and be normal…

And enjoy the prettiness of the world…

Being an adult is like looking both ways before you cross the street and then getting hit by an airplane.

  6 Responses to “I don’t know what’s happened to me”

  1. Heck, I felt peaceful reading this. That’s the kind of life I need, slow yet steadily forward. This sounds like a wonderful night.
    As far as being the freak weirdo, perhaps that’s not all of your life now, just part of it. 🙂 I personally am pleased to be the fruit loop in a box of cheerios, but only sometimes.
    I enjoy a good beer and a nice wine. Keep the cheap stuff… oh, and a mason jar glass is perfect for your description of the night. I don’t know why but I like using mason jar glasses.
    I used to do pizza and bad wine night but I’ve recently had to stop that. I’ll do it again though. As you know, life changes and I may once again enjoy the horrid taste of a $2 bottle of wine purchased with a $1.00 off coupon.

    • oh faith! it was so peaceful! and i just loved it. and i plan to have many more evenings like this one.

      it took me several years to grow into my unique qualities and i know wear the weirdo badge with much pride lol

  2. Isn’t the wine-enhanced world beautiful?? ;->

  3. That sounds so nice, espeially the no meds part. I take so many that I am not confortable drinking anything alcoholic either. Although I have asked my doctors several times if I could have a glass and they all said OK.

    • it’s so nice to not be taking all that junk… i worry some days that maybe i should be doing more medically but then i think about how much better i feel without all of it and well, here i am haha of course the meds i was taking were narcotics and the DMDs for MS so nothing that is life saving. amazes me that the drugs were supposed to improve the quality of my life when in fact, they made me feel this overwhelming false sense of well-being… no way to live for me

      • “supposed to improve the quality of my life”
        Sometimes, in some cases these meds can end up being more destructive than helpful. With some illnesses and diseases the meds take over our lives and drag us down. They can be a sad reminder of illness and a false sense of security for us. If it is all numbed out then we have no idea what our body or mind needs. We may have no idea that there’s something else we can do to help ourselves. I am not against medications at all but I’ve been …. sick long enough (I hate saying that) …..to know that what you are saying about the med situation is correct. They can overwhelm life without actually helping. And don’t get me started on their willingness to hand out narcotics………..

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