Mullberry Whine

poured out before bed

Favorite Things Friday

...and it doesn't even leave a pattern on your face...

When Mr. Whine and I were first married and moved in together, we ditched my old couch – the (chartreuse) stuffing was coming out of it, which didn’t really go with the eighties blue-pink corduroy look it had been trying to pull off for far to long.  That left us with his old couch, which was (hideous and) the exact replica of JD and Turk’s shared sitter on the TV show Scrubs.  (No kidding.)  In addition to clashing with everything else we collectively owned, the couch was uncomfortable (and ugly).  I hated that (horrid) couch.  But Mr. Whine had a very strong affection for said (grotesque) piece of furniture.  (Did I mention it was repellent?)  So I endured the sore back (and sore eyes) associated with it for some time.  Then one fine day Mr. Whine and I stopped at a local home goods store to use a gift card.  He led me to the linens section and pointed out a set of pretty pillow cases.  “Why don’t we get those?” he asked.  I imagined the maroon-red-orange couch-nightmare made a bit more puke-like with a few specks of green (bile, anyone?) and gave him a look.  “Then we could get a couch to match them,” he smiled.  I can tell you, the feeling that washed over me was not unlike the joyous excitement I felt when he proposed.  We went home with the vintage-reproduction pillow cases.  We found an affordable new (not ugly) couch within the week.  And now every time I sneak a naplet, I enjoy my slumber in style.


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This entry was posted on March 30, 2012 by in Favorite Things, Life, Love, Memories, Romance, Sharing and tagged , , , , , .

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The med-ed related stories described here are based on real events. Details have been changed in accordance with HIPAA de-identification guidelines to protect confidentiality.
Mullberry Whine can be enjoyed daily; there is no unsafe quantity. Real wine, though, should be enjoyed in moderation. At-Risk Drinking for males under 65 is defined as >14 alcoholic beverages per week or >4/day, with >7 drinks a week or >3/day being the cut-off for females under 65 and for anyone, male or female, who has graced this planet for 65 years for more. Drink Mullberry Whine like there are no consequences. But drink alcohol responsibly. Your friends, your family, your health-care provider, and your liver - heck, ALL of the organs in your body - will thank you.
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