My Special Gift

If you know me, you know that I’m pretty gifted (hahaha!!). I do have one talent that not many people know about.

I didn’t really think it was anything special until someone pointed it out to me: “Wait, you do what while you watch TV?!” There was some laughter after that and a lot of sharing around the office.

I couldn’t understand how no one else was able to do what I do, I don’t really think it is that distinct, but I guess I just don’t understand how awesome I truly am sometimes. I continue to hone this skill every time I watch shows like Scandal, any of The Real Housewives series, Friends from College (one of my new favorite shows), and others.

What’s my special gift, you ask?

I like to see if I can tell what wine the characters are drinking on the show and whether or not I have tried it. *Clapping and laughter*

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Seriously, though. If a show has a long running, the wines usually change as the budget grows. The characters might start out drinking some Kendall Jackson in the pilot episode and by the third season, they are downing bottles of Groth. This has never happened on Scandal, though. Olivia Pope and her father have always enjoyed good wine.

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And if you ever had a chance to watch Cougar Town, this was a prime example. Talk about winos, but they always made me feel better about my own consumption.

cougar-town-wine-7Jules is imbibing in some R. Brenner here – she obviously had (another) bad day.

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You can plainly see her and Andy have upgraded to Jordan.

I guess I have a pretty cool talent that I will continue to use for the rest of my life. If you would like to learn how to obtain this skill, I can most definitely help you with that. You bring the wine.

 

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But first, everything

As I type, there are a million different things running through my mind, and many of them are giving me a headache.

I’m a pretty organized person. I have two separate planners – one for my work life and one for my personal life. Lately, I have been stressing over both of them. So much so that my desk and work space resemble the beginnings of what will end up on Hoarders.

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I feel like there is so much going on that I don’t have time to take a breath, and when I do, I feel guilty because I know there is something else I should be doing.

 

giphy-downsized (2)In the mornings, I sit down and take a look at what I have coming up for the day and then the week. Then, I decide what I need to do first, and today is everything. That makes me freak out because I know that not everything can be done at the same time, but everything is equally as important (in my mind anyway). It can make me crazy.

Of course this isn’t the first time I have felt this way, and it won’t be the last (because what’s the fun in that?). This is when I have to remind myself to stop, take a breath, and remember that everything doesn’t include work, appointments, emails, swim practice, exercise, etc. Everything is my son. Everything is my husband. Everything is this day that I have been given.

The everything that needs to come first isn’t in any calendar, it’s in my heart.

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