Wine & Cheese ~ 49th Serving

Welcome to Wine & Cheese, my weekly, Wednesday whine session.

Every week on Wednesday I devote a blog to whining. Despite being a really happy, positive person, I do have things that annoy me at times.

I never let anything grate on my nerves for long but thought it would be fun to vent them periodically in my blogs.

I also feel that good things, the cheese in life, should be acknowledged as well.

I’m even going to throw in a bit of dessert, a piece of virtual chocolate, something that made me laugh or smile just a bit more than normal.

If you’d like to read the past editions of Wine & Cheese just click HERE for all of the past postings.

Sit back and join me now for the 49th serving of some wine and cheese!

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😦 I hate traffic in the morning.  Especially when the congestion is a full blown tie up on my commute.  Yes, I work at home.  My morning ‘drive’ is from bed, to shower, to the coffee pot.  Or in this case, as I got up late this morning, it was bed to coffee maker, the shower will be later when the baby is napping.  There was heavy cat congestion on the steps this morning heading to the kitchen.  Traffic was backing up and that wasn’t good as I didn’t need much reason to turn around and crawl back into my bed.

😦  Nothing like self-inflicted exhaustion.  At my age I know that being up late equals a rough morning.  Being up night after night into what is really the wee hours of the morning makes for a grumpy, tired, asleep-at-the-wheel daycare provider.  This sitter is running on borrowed energy and an IV-drip of coffee.  Thinking jumper cables are in order, the direct line of caffeine isn’t doing it for me today.

😦  This weather SUCKS.  It’s cold, raining and overcast.  My arthritis in my neck is screaming at me today and the discomfort is giving me a killer headache on that side, bordering on a migraine.  SIGH…needless to say I will be sleeping when the baby sleeps today.

😦  My baby girl called me last night sobbing her heart out so hard I couldn’t even understand her at first.  She walked in her room and found her beloved bird, Lilo, dead in her cage.  My daughter is an animal lover, and gets very attached to her pets.  Just not a good night for her at all.  Then one of her sick bunnies died too.  I hate that I’m not there to hold her while she mourns 😦  but I sent a stand in angel in the form of her friend that lives across the street to comfort her.


🙂  Nothing beats a job where naps are part of the schedule, and when the ‘boss’ naps, I can sleep too!  I’m counting down the minutes to said moment now!

🙂  A nice, warm, relaxing shower, which I will be taking while the little one is asleep, is just awesome.  Nothing says “I feel human again” like your favorite bath gel and shampoo.

🙂  Looking out of the window at the rain coming down, while I sit here inside where it is warm, in my jammies, coffee in hand and a fireplace to add to the cozy atmosphere.  Working from home rocks.

🙂  A purrrfect greeting from my cat in my ear  when I rolled over this morning.  It always makes my day when she comes to say ‘good morning’.  And to think I used to hate cats!


I really don’t have anything funny to share, so just thought I would share a picture of my baby girl and Lilo.  RIP little bird, thank you for bringing so much joy to my daughter while you were here.


  1. What is it about cats and sitting on the steps. I guess, I’m lucky that I only have one!!! And I’m so sorry about Lilo. We used to have a parakeet named Tony and he was the best… when we lost him my boy and I cried forever and buried him in the backyard!!!!

    • Thanks…she has 2 dogs, several frogs, a full aquarium, gerbils/hamsters, rabbits, chickens…a regular barnyard. She is very attached to all of her animals and it breaks her heart to lose any of them. 😦

  2. Cat congestion is a problem here, too! Thanks for the laughs on that one. Hope your coffee iv kicks in quickly, your shower gets taken and the all needed nap is allowed later! Happy Wednesday!

    • Thanks Beth Ann! We have 3 cats, and for some reason the steps seem to be the hang out of choice.

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