Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Time for

A box of chocolates and a bottle of friggin wine.

Okay, to clarify, not the whole bottle of wine and not quite the whole box of chocolates. Actually, I was going to get the small box of chocolates, but then I decided I would get the big box so there were be a few left for Mr. Turtle. (He doesn't drink wine.)

Mmmm. Guylian seashells and a couple of glasses of my mom's homemade red. Pretty damn delicious.

Along with the chocolates I picked up a new BBT thermometer. I have been having some problems with my old one. I am not sure if they are real problems or if I just profoundly resent it for failing to give me any indication of a pregnancy, which of course didn't exist in the first place. Whatever. New thermometer.

Picking up the thermometer required me to go down the "family planning" aisle in the drugstore. So much  for our plans, I muttered resentfully at the universe.  Then I thought some suitably fatalistic thoughts about the futility of planning in the face of chance and time and mortality and our imperfect physical selves. Bullshit like that.

I also pondered the real meaning of "trying naturally."  It sounds like we spend our time rolling naked in a field of daisies while drinking herbal tea. Yeah, if only.

But the combination of wine and chocolate this evening is fantastic. Wine, a big bowl of spaghetti plus a busy work day and  a walk home in -20C, should mean I spend the night in a peaceful stupor of sleep. If I sleep through the night without waking on CD 1 and 2, everything is usually OK.

Still, between now and bedtime I really need to find the motivation to practice my band music. Christmas concert is in 3 weeks, so I'm practicing all Christmas music. I'm afraid that this might be the year I start to hate Christmas......music just a little bit.

Mmmmm. More wine.

12 comments:

  1. Ah, red wine and chocolate...The salve to many a soulful malaise. Sorry you're in a crummy place, but hope that prescription gave you a little sense of indulgence and peaceful night's sleep!

    But seriously, -20C?! I think I've forgotten about the reality of Canadian winters...I couldn't cope anymore. At least you're garuaranteed a white Christmas!

    Your image of 'trying naturally' made me smile. That's *totally* how we did it. ('Quick, I'm ovulating! Let's get to that field pronto, and don't forget the herbal tea or the flute!' ;)

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    1. Right, I almost forgot about the flute. I have a wooden flute that my brother in law gave me some years ago; I wonder if that would help conception to happen? Should learn a tune to play in bed afterwards.

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  2. I think practicing it for hours every November could even make *me* hate Christmas music, and I am a diehard fan. Also seashell chocolates and red wine sound PERFECT and I am very jealous.

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    1. I have always enjoyed Christmas music too, and I have a selection of albums by artists I like, so I'm a bit surprised by my "Bah Humbug" attitude this year. But then, one of the tunes we are playing is "Sleigh Ride," and jolly as it is, it can kind of grate on our nerves after a while. Although, I did a lot better on my parts last rehearsal, so that made me feel a bit better about it. Mmmm, you should go get yourself some seashells now! Wine is time sensitive of course.

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  3. Oh God Guylian chocolates...I looooooove them....

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    1. Mmmm. mmmm. Just melt in your mouth.

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  4. Chocolate, wine, spaghetti, and Christmas music makes my heart smile!

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    1. Yup, they did make the evening better! And a good band rehearsal this week has left me feeling more charitable toward Christmas music.

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  5. Wine and chocolates sound fantastic, but I think the biggest luxury is playing music in a band. I miss playing music with friends and regret not doing it more often back then when I had the time.

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    1. You're right Ariel, I'm really lucky to have my band! Thanks for the perspective.

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  6. How awesome that your mom makes homemade wine! Red wine and chocolate are a match made in heaven. I'm a little afraid that I'm starting to hate Christmas and all holidays, but I think it's good to have things, like your band performance, to remind ourselves that we can still enjoy the festivities.

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    1. Yah, it's nice to have a easy and delicious source of wine. I think I'll be OK with Christmas as long as I (we) can find ways to celebrate it that are true to what we value. I hope you can do the same.

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