Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

SQUEEZING THE WINE BOX

We finally have a lovely day of sun and warmth. Ron is out mowing and I could be enjoying a walk or care of my chickens. However, I am glum. All my life I have had to hold still waiting for one challenge to end until the next event arises in my life. I wanted a glass of wine but didn't want to open a new bottle just for myself (Ron does not touch alcohol). There was something left in a box of Merlot in the refrigerator. I turned the spigot and got half a glass. I shook the box and got a little more. I squeezed the box and was able to dribble enough to fill the glass. Then I laughed at the image of me in the kitchen squeezing a wine box.

19 comments:

  1. Been there; done that!

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  2. LOL tipping the box back and forth is good too:)

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  3. Hey, just slit that box open and run your tongue all over the inside....
    LOL

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  4. Did that glass of wine chase away the glums?

    I don't like wine. It gives me a headache. But I do enjoy a few sips of brandy occassionally.

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  5. oooh myyyyy gawddd!! Wine from a box!!!!------thats so Trailer Park!!------there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't open a bottle when you want a glass of wine----you needed have to wait for an occassion to drink the whole bottle all at once, seeing as your the only one there drinking wine. (lol)

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  6. You guys crack me up AND heal me:)

    Kay, I figured that:)

    Linda, I certainly did the back and forth tipping.

    Judy, I should have licked the liner. Your advice comes too late. The box is in the incinerator.

    Renie, the wine didn't chase away the glums but my good blog friends did.

    Gary, even some of the most refined have discovered box wine. When I lived in a trailer park I couldn't have afforded even box wine. Had I cracked open a bottle today, it would be empty by now. I've always guessed you were a snob:)

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  7. I think they planned those boxes of wine to hold the last bit and make people "suffer" to get it out!

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  8. Pour a glass!

    I have a hard time sitting still and waiting - I just get immersed in the challenges all at once ;)

    Hang in there, my dear.

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  9. Annie,

    Oh God, I remember pulling up a chair to the chandelier(ala Don Burnham in "Days of Wine and Roses")and hoping there would be a sip left in the bottle of Panther Pee that was left over from the last time we had celebrated something.

    As our beloved former President would have said, "I feel your pain."

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  10. That I would have liked to have seen.... lol.

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  11. Look at it this way. You're not sopping up a spilled glass of wine with a sponge - then squeezing it back into the glass.

    Love ya!

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  12. I hope the wee drop you managed to drink made you feel better lol.

    Have a lovely day.

    Yvonne.

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  13. Wine from a box. This blog is so uppity that I'm not sure if I should come back.
    Okay, I'll admit it has been done by me too.
    The best way to handle insurance adjusters is to not say a word. Just stare and shake your head 'no' ever so slightly.

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  14. Jean, the funny thing is you probably lose a glass of wine from a drippy spigot half the time. LOL

    RK, I am too immersed in the challenge and want some space to breathe.

    Nancy, I remember Days of Wine and Roses but not Panther Pee?? But it sounds about right. P.S.I didn't know "Bush" said that. LOL

    Believe me Lucy, it was not a pretty sight.

    PG, I think I did lick the counter. Does that count as gross?

    Yes Yvonne, I think it did make me feel a bit better. Thanks.

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  15. Cliff, how did I miss your comment? Yes, I like you advice for handling the insurance adjuster. We'll go that route today and hope they can tell we are shaking our heads "no" over the phone. Regular wine in a box is not "uppity" but Merlot definitely is.

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  16. I was picturing you sqeezing the box and it brought a smile to my face. I hope the wine helped chase away the glum. I was suprise to see that Ron was outmowing the grass. Hopefully he is feeling much better.

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  17. That does evoke the opening scene of a play. Maybe I'll......

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  18. the first step is admitting you have a problem. the second step is admitting that Merlot IS "regular wine" :)

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  19. I sure hope your gloominess has subsided since you wrote this. Life often feels like a series of problems, one after another. We need reprieve!!
    I'm glad you got a full glass of wine out of that box!

    :-)

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