We were the couple. There I said it. It may sound kind of stuck up or righteous. But we were successful by society’s standards. We had(ve) two beautiful children. We had the three bedroom, two car garage home in the ‘burbs. He drove a BMW I drove a Lexus. Sick, right?
I used to get strange looks sometimes, usually after I said something without my filter in place. I would quickly retract and think about putting my filter on before speaking. I would edit myself for approval. That was a long time ago, when I was much older. Continue reading “The Wine Diaries-Editing For Approval”
It’s going we can all agree on that. But how is it going—hot, breezy, sweet, lazy, painful, cool, flashing, sweaty, fast and crazy? The hourglass is glued to the table, the sand trickling through, going, going—gone.
“Christmas time is here…beauty everywhere…” the classic Christmas carol from a Charlie Brown Christmas always takes me back to my childhood. I remember my Grade 1 Christmas concert. It was my very first experience on a stage. My nose bled right before we walked on stage. The teacher told me it happened because I was so excited.
We sang “Oh Tannenbaum”. Our grade 1 class practiced for what seemed like months but it was probably only a week or two. I wondered why we couldn’t just sing Oh Christmas Tree instead. I mean that was the song I knew all the words to…not Oh Tannenbaum.
I asked Santa that year for a red wagon. I wanted one so bad I dreamed of it. I fantasized about putting all of my friends (stuffed animals) in it and taking them out for a walk to the park. I might even be able to talk my older brother into pulling me in it. It would Continue reading “The Wine Diaries-Dear Santa…”
At my age living in an apartment is kind of frowned upon. I’m too young to ‘downsize’ and I’m too old to be slumming it. I should be presiding over my large 4 bedroom estate. I should really have room for grown children to move in when their plans change at the drop of a hat. I should have bedrooms waiting for those future grandchildren. Something must have gone terribly wrong. Continue reading “The Wine Diaries-Downsizing After Divorce Isn’t All Bad”
This post is not about divorce but it is about the therapeutic effects of wine which come in handy during divorce. I am sharing with you a trip I look forward to every year. It has a purpose. The goal is to fill my wine rack.
The 2nd Annual ThomWell wine tour got off to solid start. As we packed up I asked myself, Do I really need all of this? The answer being, of course you do! It might rain, snow or be boiling hot. There’s no guarantees in the Canadian Autumn weather. Luckily, the overcast Continue reading “The Wine Diaries-Wine Tour”
They haven’t died. They still walk this planet maybe even in the same small town as you but you never see them. They have long since departed from your life. You’re simply two people who share memories but you’re not making any new ones together. You don’t know why. You wrack your brain in wondering why these friends have run out of time for you. You recall the things you’ve done for them; helping them move, fixing things at their house, babysitting their kids, hosting a party just for them. You recall good times. You try to figure out if you’ve offended them in some way. Did you make an offhand Continue reading “The Wine Diaries-When Friends Are Living Ghosts”