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…