Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday- Glass & Wine

A nice song and good motto to live by "Life is wonderful..." ~ Jason Mraz

Outdoor Wednesday is a fun day for us to celebrate what nature has to offer and anything outdoors;  hosted by Susan from A Southern Daydreamer.  Visit Susan to see what others have posted.

For my outdoor Wednesday I will be sharing with you my series of events which started with my husband leaving for Cuba and things suddenly breaking down around me.  What the heck?!? All is well while he was home for 30 days just puttering around and the minute he leaves stuff happens.  But it's OK. I'm doing my thing to manage the stress that comes with all that.

Here it goes...

He's already to leave but decides to got to the gym where someone hit his Harley, knocked it over and caused some damage.  Guess whose taking care of those little details...ME!

There goes the bike to the Harley-Davidson shop.

With the house on the market and time running out I realize I have to power wash the house, well, the association is running around doing assessments and left me a sweet note reminding me to power wash and replace my chimney cap.  I don't even know what that is but, guess whose taking care of that...ME!

Sitting in the kitchen taking care of all these little issues, you know, selling the house, keeping it clean, running with the kids, paying bills, dealing with the insurance company about the bike that I can't drive to the repair shop when suddenly I hear a pop and crash noise.  A-mazing!! My patio table has a glass top and it shattered for no reason, it just did.

Now, the glass I can replace.  I am told a local glass company will cut out a new one for me.  OK I can deal with that.  But now guess who has to clean up the mess.........ME!

Why I title this glass & wine? Because the broken glass was the straw that broke the camel's back.  Thankfully for my rigid fitness routine (in the gym everyday for cardio and resistance work) I have been able to keep the effects of stress at bay.  I feel pretty good by the end of the day and I get the extra energy I need to handle all these little issues that come up unexpectedly.

So here it is, my yummy red wine.  It's an Australian Merlot, 2006 Jacob's Creek.  Best part of this, it only cost me $7.00!  Ahhhhh! Now I'm really relaxed.  It was a very productive day.

By the way, I found out that Jacob's Creek was on the top 6 list of wines imported into the U.S. from Australia in 2004.  That's so cool!!

Speaking of wine, I will be posting some information about wine storage in the next couple of days.  Neil from On The Grapevine sent this really interesting article and let me tell you, I am guilty of storing wine for too long only to come up with some really sour vinegar later, ugh!  However, I am more likely to drink my wine shortly after I buy it so this probably doesn't apply to me :-) Come again soon to read about how to store your precious wine!

Enjoy your week and Thank You for stopping by!


  1. Hi there Terie! What a run of bad luck! Well, you seem to be coping, that's a good thing!!! I wrote down the name of this wine for my hubby to try. I haven't yet found any that I like, but I'll give this a taste too. Take care sweetie! Hugs, Paulette

  2. There is nothing like a glass of wine . . . and Jacob's Creek is a good one!

  3. Terie,
    I had to laugh with you girl, I have had about 3 out of those 5 or so that you listed happen to me including, but not limited too the dang glass table.... Hang in there Girl! The weight of the World really isnt on your shoulders, just give it ALL to HIM..... I found a really cool bible study (in your spare time) on Tuesdays am on base if you want to go with me, child care provided... well hope you have a great day.....

  4. There is so much to consider when moving - arrg. But all this shall pass. :)

    Funny, some friends of ours here in Texas had their outdoor glass table top just shatter too, out of the blue. I wonder if it was related to heat?

    Hang in there! Blog buddies are listening.

  5. A glass of wine at the end of a long hard day is just what the doctor ordered. Perfect with a bubblebath :-).

  6. Wow what a bummer...but the wine seemed to cheer you up !

  7. I hope that was the end of it, and the rest of your week is nothing but roses!

  8. Oh WOW hello everyone. I've been so busy today I just now have a chance to come back and see what's going on here. Thanks to all for your well wishes. I need all the moral support I can get now. Things are progressing well, seems like everyday there's an appointment I must tend to but that's OK. have a great weekend!

  9. What a week! I hope the wine helped you relax.