Wine & Cheese ~ 81st Serving

wine n cheeseWelcome 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 80st serving of some wine and cheese!

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😦  Okay so it hasn’t been weekly.  In fact it has been since April that I have ‘wined’ about anything.  I got very busy, and I needed a break.  Trust me that it wasn’t anything to do with a lack of things to write about, as life and people will never fail to feed me what I need.


😦  I have whined about this before, but I’m going to do it again.  I truly hope to learn that this is not  problem unique to my neck of the woods.  Sunglasses.  These are NOT about being fashionable, though I do choose when I purchase mine with the hope that they will enhance my appearance, my primary reason for them is TO SEE IN THE SUNSHINE!   They are not for looking cool, they are not an accessory to play up an outfit.  Sure, they can be those things but their purpose for existence is the protection of eyes from the sun.  Especially when traveling behind the wheel of a car as in DRIVING it.  Every single morning the same folks drive up the same stretch of highway knowing that as they round a particular bend they will be hit dead in the face with light brighter than flipping on the bedside lamp at 2am.  And yet they do not wear sunglasses.  Instead they slam on their brakes because they cannot see!


😦  This brings me to another peeve.  Turn signals.  These are not an optional feature, you did not have to pay extra for those.  Standard on every car, you are highly encouraged to USE them, preferably in advance of turning or changing lanes.  It is not recommended, when the sun hits your eyes on the highway that, in addition to hitting the brakes, you suddenly change lanes unannounced.  The sun is equally bright in my lane, hence the sunglasses perched on my nose.  Common courtesy and safe driving would be turning on the turn signal, making sure you can change lanes without hitting anyone around you BEFORE entering the lane.  The signal is not a guarantee that you are able to change at that moment that it strikes your fancy.  It does not mean that when your driver’s side door is even with my front bumper that I am going to brake suddenly and allow you to join me in my current lane.  It also does not mean that because there is a car length between me and the car in front of me that it is wise to attempt to squeeze in between us.  There is this concept of assured clear distance.  If you squeeze in, I have to slow rapidly, upsetting the numb skull behind me who also has no concept of assured clear distance and is now tailgating me even closer for causing him to have to brake because he was following too close to me and this is somehow all my fault. 😦



🙂  I start the Advocare 24 day challenge this weekend.  I cannot wait.  I have 40 pounds I want off this body and that seems like a good way to kick start things.  I’ll be walking nightly too which sure won’t hurt the process!

🙂  I am finally feeling good again after a run with the flu.  Seriously who gets that in summer? Seems it was going around these parts and I got it.  But back to my normal, quirky, weird self.

🙂  It is hot.  And humid.  And NOT snowing and cold.  This makes me happy.



I saw this on Pinterest.  If you’ve ever been the victim of a lunch thief at work, here is the fix it for that.