Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Wines

MENTAL STATUS: "Grouchy". Yeah, I know my post is extra early. But I had the WORST night sleep last night. Coughed and hacked all night and woke up with a headache.
Somebody--please-- shoot me now.

I'm living on very little sleep--as you can tell from above. Cough medicine is not working--plus I hate to suppress it since it is a productive cough after all. I've even tried taking Benadryl to knock me out so I can sleep. No dice either.

Now I must resort to nature's cure all: WINE. (I'm hoping after a few glasses, I'll be able to get some sleep at the very least)

Unfortunately, I'm a bit of a wine snob. Yes, I know now is not the time to be picky, but there you have it. (Remember I'm extra grouchy too)

White wine does not make me sleepy. **shrugs** I do not like Merlot. (Bleh) I do like Pinot Noir but since the movie Sideways, I'm a little ticked that its price has skyrocketed. I'm having a hard time finding a big juicy Red Zin in my parts. All this has now led to me Cabernet Sauvignon. I'm VERY picky with Cabs. If you get a cheap one or rather a not well made one... well, the term "shoe leather flavor" comes to mind.

Luckily, the hubby has found a cheap and good Cabernet Sauvignon for me. Five Rivers. It goes for about $10 a bottle, but man, it's very tasty. Wow, it's going down very easy. And you gotta love the price.

I'm hoping a few glasses tonight will put me out so I can get some much needed rest. Otherwise, the poor contest entries I'm judging right now will suffer greatly at my tired wrath.

(Just half kidding) :)


Kristen Painter said...

I did not have you pegged for a wine snob, but I like that you are!

Feel better.

Robin said...

I hope you feel better soon and those glasses of wine did the trick!

Prixie said...

i know the feeling - hope u get some sleep soon!

Chicki said...

Back in the day there was a cough medicine called Terpinhydrate that would not only knock out the cough but also the patient. When Melanie was little I got a severe sinus infection that felt like somebody was stabbing me with an ice pick each time I coughed. My doctor prescribed this, and I didn't cough at all. I also didn't stand, walk or do anything more than lay in bed and watch TV ...

Feel better, girl.

Annie Doyle said...

Oh no, hope you're feeling better soon and you get some sleep. I've been sick too but sleep deprived I am not. Cough cough, I am. A lot of people have suffered for very long periods this year. Doh!!
Bestest of wishes/prayers for you

Chelle Sandell said...

Hopefully the wine will work! So cool about your cover. I love it!