A Wine for Snowy Days

It’s December in Central New York so it’s to be expected that there will be snow. The kids had their first snow day this past week after about 14 inches fell over a day and a half or so. With the first real snow came the first real bad commute! In fact, for the first time I can remember, I actually left for the gym at my usual 5:15 a.m. time, drove to the end of the street and onto the main road, only to turn around and go back home! The road wasn’t plowed, it was snowing like crazy and the wind made it very difficult to see.

That’s totally not like me. Normally, when I’m up and out, I’m up and out. But, the roads really were not cooperating. So, I parked the car back in the garage, sneaked back into the house and climbed back into bed, still completely dressed in workout gear!

It was nice to get the extra time cozy in bed, but the fact that I missed the gym threw me off the entire day! I didn’t have the same energy or appetite and I missed being there. This is why it’s so important to make something a habit or routine, if you really want to commit to it. Because someday, if you do it right, it will become automatic and you won’t be able to imagine life without it! That’s how I feel about my gym time.

Last evening, I had a few errands to run, which is a bit unusual since I like to stay home once I get home from work. When I settled onto the couch for the night, my husband poured Spice Block Cabernet Sauvignon. He wasn’t sure about it because it was a bitter fruit taste but it didn’t bother me too much, particularly once I added the green olives and pretzels to the mix!

I’m looking forward to my next shipment from First Leaf tomorrow so I can start trying some new mid-range wines again. We’ll need them for the final week before Christmas when we hustle to get the rest of the shopping and baking done. Hopefully, the snowy days will be just enough for a white Christmas, but not so much that it keeps us from our routines. Cheers!




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