I rise very early in the morning, 5:00 a.m. to be exact, have my hazelnut coffee, check my computer, shower and get dressed, leave at 6:45, drive to the train, park my car in the garage, hop on board the tuna can, then walk an additional fifteen minutes to work, arrive before 8:00 a.m., spend all day on the phone trying to sell software, leave at 4:30 p.m., walk back to the train, hop on board, off the train at 5:30 p.m, walk to my health club to work out, walk back to the garage, get in my car, drive to Whole Foods, or the Jewel to figure out what the hell I am going to eat for dinner, get back in my car, drive home schleping my reusable bags filled with food, change into my jammies, heat up whatever is I brought home, pizza, chicken or maybe something healthy like a salad. . .
Whew, I am exhausted just writing about my grueling, predictable and boring schedule. And yes, it is an exhauting routine, but I work to pay my bills, have a roof over my head, feed myself, touch up the gray in my hair, treat myself to a mani, pedi, buy an occasional pair of earrings or an outfit, take a my kids out to dinner, if and when they visit, but most importantly, most enjoyably, most deservedly, after a long hard day, I walk to the kitchen, open up my fridge, and there on the shelf is a beautiful bottle of chilled red wine, waiting to be poured into my favorite wine glass. Ah......... Yes, red wine, the drink that is good for your heart, according to doctors, good for digestion, but mort importantly, I get a nice buzz at the end of a long, often frustrating, tiring, day.
I guess having a glass or two of red wine every night could be a habit, a routine, a crutch, but who the hell cares. I don't over imbibe, I don't get ridiculously drunk, I just feel the weight of the day lift off of my shoulders after a couple of sips, and for the first time since 5:00 a.m., I can relax, slow down, turn off my very active brain. I sink into the couch, turn on my tv try to find something to watch, sleep on and off and then it's time to go to bed. Ain't life grand!
Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine, this tired lady is gonna keep on drinking on. Here's to your health and wealth and a good buzz after work!
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