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Red, Red Wine….

A few weeks ago I made a homemade cheesecake for my boss’s family. Although I make a reduced sugar version, he can’t touch it due to health reasons. His family though, is a different story and according to him they are in heaven every time I make it. Without tooting my own horn, (but call me Betty, last name Crocker), I have to admit it is pretty darn delicious and for sure a huge improvement over the very first cheesecake I made, many many moons ago. It was dry and pretty flat looking, missing it’s fluffy, creamy texture and just about required one gallon of milk per slice to wash it down. I’m not kidding and I couldn’t replicate it if my life depended on it. I have no idea what recipe I used (hopefully it got lost), but after all, it was the thought of making it that counted, right? At least that’s what I’ll claim and I have the new, successful and proven recipe memorized. 

Today he brought me a bottle of Red Wine as a thank you and token of appreciation for making the cheesecake. One problem….I don’t drink. Despite being German. And not to say that all Germans drink, but we are known to hold our liquor quiete well. Not me, not anymore, I lived away from Germany too long and it’s embarrassing what a cheap date I would be. I start laughing after the first beer and everything appears funny. I get even more relaxed then I’m already are and eventually I just fall asleep. I’m rambling…..but I got home, with the bottle in hand and especially since I don’t drink, I got this bright idea that a glass of wine probably be nice. It makes no sense since you would think that I just set it down and move on, but no, now that it was in the house, it somehow called out to me “Taste me, you won’t regret it”. “You deserve a glass”, “Relax and kick back for a bit”. 

A glass… that’s how far I got, but in reality it only took a sip. (Pathetic lol)

The wine is delicious, sweet, smooth but immediately I feel it mess with my head. I sit here, trying to edit a profound post, a subject close to my heart that I want to proof read and polish a bit before posting. I can’t concentrate now and my frame of mind has gone to….well shit for the lack of a better word haha. I stare out the window, wow there is a rainbow in the sky, how pretty. Next thing  I’m outside pulling weeds, just before dark, completely sidetracked. I come back in and I still I cannot write, so I doodle around with some pictures and some inspirational quote pops into mind. 

In the end there is no profound post tonight but a little photoshop fun and incorporating the quote with some inspiration. 

Red, Red Wine you made me feel so fine, but you stole my words and swallowed my lines. 

“Imagination has no boundaries and Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence”. 



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32 thoughts on “Red, Red Wine….

      1. If I wrote while drinking, there’s not telling what ramblings you might get hahaha. I use to be a heavy, heavy drinker but quit almost one year ago. I don’t miss the nonsense, drama, arguing, immaturely​ behavior at all! And I like that I’m literally not pissing money away!

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  1. Poor Rhapsody! I can’t believe it though… because I LOVE RED WINE!!! I didn’t drink until I was 21, then I liked drinking too much. I found I had an addictive personality, running in the family. But I am very proud of myself now. I mainly drink red wine (which is good for you and the least amount of calories of all alcohol) and not everyday, and usually only a glass or two (unless I’m celebrating hard and it’s like 3.) Anyway, that’s GREAT that you don’t drink though. I wish I hated the stuff because it’s so bad for you! But wine makes me relax. Sleepy, yes, so I have to be ready for it. Sorry it took your inspiration away, though. :-/

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    1. Oh I love red wine too, and Moscato and Riesling but I just drink too seldom and therefore I get tipsy quickly. I too get relaxed and that was exactly what stole my concentration. 😉
      Good for you to recognize that you had an addictive personality and being able to stay in control. Kudos my friend, some people never make it.

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      1. Admittedly, I didn’t used to have control over my addictive personality. I got addicted to coffee and sugar and alcohol slightly, or perhaps border line. I’m still not in full control all the time, I don’t think, but those are just days I let myself splurge. I really try to be more in control of myself. Just putting it out there that I’m totally 100% not perfect. :-/ And I love red wine. 😀

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      2. Red wine is growing on me and I bought another bottle 😉. And as far as always being in control, it’s ok, nobody is perfect and we don’t need that control thing all,the time anyways. 💙

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      3. And the same goes for you in return and your kind words always mean the world. There is an understanding beyond the words, a sincerity that is not always easy to find and a caring that touches on others in the least selfish of ways. Thank you my sweet princess. Xo 💙

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  2. I would have loved to share the red wine with you, even if you would get sidetracked and leave me to have the rest of it. 😂😂😂 Actually, I would love to have the rest of it!
    The words will come back and a smile will be present because of the memory.

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  3. Funny post😀…Nice one👍….first time I’m seeing/meeting an American woman who doesn’t drink. This is rare, there’s something special about you Boho girl, not something, there are so many things special about you…Now I’m curious to know you more. I hope I will be able to do that through your blog. 🤔

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      1. Yes I am, but it hasn’t changed my roots. Although I guess I have been Americanized over all the years and home is where you make it. Just didn’t know that American women are known to be drinkers. See how I pay attention lol

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      2. Haha this made me laugh out loud. Never been called that, but there is always a first. I will have to remember that one. Good one for sure lol. You live in the states too I assume, so this must make you a afmerican then 🙂

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