I Love Wine

I did it again.

I drank too much last night.

I wasn’t trying to get drunk, I just really love wine.  And when you’re at a social gathering, it’s just so much more comfortable to have a drink in your hand, and yes, I could have opted for water, but that wasn’t out.  I would have actually had to ask for it…

So here I am, another Sunday afternoon, nursing a headache.  I was laying in my darkened bedroom trying to take a nap, when my lecture to myself starting playing through my head and I thought it might be helpful to get it down on “paper.”

Honestly, I don’t even think I was drunk last night.  I think I’m developing an allergy to wine, or maybe it’s just old age, but it seems like I’m inevitably hung over the next day if I have more than one or two glasses.

Which, I suppose, means I should cut myself off at one or two glasses…

It doesn’t help that I unknowingly ate raw chicken (long story, but I do mean raw) and Ray’s fix was to drink alcohol because it would kill the germs.  Man, I hope it worked.  All I know is my stomach’s rolling and I don’t know if it’s Sauvignon or salmonella.

Next Saturday night I will do better.  Father M may be coming to dinner.  Perhaps that will help my restraint?

What are those fruits again?

  • Charity
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Patience
  • Kindness
  • Goodness
  • Generosity
  • Gentleness
  • Faithfulness
  • Modesty
  • Chastity

And

Oh, yeah,

  • Self-Control
3 comments on “I Love Wine
  1. Renee Tiehen says:

    Steph, I agree with Ray. Alcohol kills germs. Therefore, always have some in the kitchen–a very germy place!! I, personally think you forgot to drink enough water earlier in the day and thus the headache. An allergy to wine would be bad. Don’t experts say you can “cure” allergies by controlled exposure to the allergen? Better drink more wine to be safe!!

  2. karin bell says:

    All very true. Funny thing about self control, always teaching our children about it, especially I am sure in school, and we as adults still struggle with it everyday. Maybe, when we truly surrender it to God and continually work on it ourselves, we might be more apt to exude the patience and understanding we are always looking and asking for when it comes to those precious gifts from God.

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