Cobwebs and Clutter



With great trepidation, I enter. Gesticulations begin, wiping madly at the webs, the dust clouds. It is easier to just keep the door shut, or to open it briefly only to tuck away another box. It is much harder to enter. To really evaluate what is in there, tucked behind the boxes large and small. And yet, whether or not the door stays shut, I keep tripping over everything in it.

A new year, resolutions, new beginnings. Every year, I find myself evaluating where I have been and where I am going. I open a box or two. I may purge some things. Tidy up a little, try to pretty up the package with a bow. Other boxes are too much to deal with. I close the lid, hide them in the back of the pile, and yet every year, they are there. Back in the front, right where I can see them, and once again, I find myself flat on my face. Tripped up again.

This year, I am hoping things will be different. I’ve been quiet on here. I’m going through boxes. Some are distracting me from writing, others inspire. The process of de-cluttering can be painful, cathartic, and writing is a way to process.

But how much is too much? Where am I going with this? What will the new year bring for this blog? I don’t know. Simple tasting notes become boring to write. But this began as a wine blog. Too much introspection may scare off those who tuned in for the wine, but the writing is much more meaningful to me.

One of the best things about getting older is that I feel like I am not only continuing to find my voice, I am less afraid of using it. I am getting in my own way less and less. I am starting to deal with those boxes once and for all.

So, if you open your email and find a post has nothing to do with wine, bear with me. If you need to tune out, feel free. If you don’t hear from me, be patient. I’m going through my closet. And I’m expecting to find some treasures.




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Wine lover. Oenophile. Wanna-be-sommelier. Mom. Mommy. MA-MAAAAA!!!!!! Grocery shopper, budding nutritionist, dish scrubber, meat cutter. My love of wine started in my mid-twenties. I have no formal training, just a decent palatte and a desire to learn. And I am pretty good in the kitchen. The more I learn, the greater the desire to educate myself through articles, blogs, travel, and surrounding myself with others who like to discuss wine. When things calm down (what's that?) in my life, I may choose a formal education in the arena, but for now, I will taste, share, and taste some more. My descriptors may or may not be "correct." My pairings may wow, surprise, or may not "work." But, the best learning is through trial and error, right? Especially when the "trial" means drinking more wine. So, if you are up for a little wisdom about wine, and a lot of wine-induced wisdom, come along for the ride

14 thoughts on “Cobwebs and Clutter

  1. You are an exceptional thinker and writer. I am so pleased to have met you; keep on keeping on, lady.

    Dave Jefferson Kenwood, CA 95452 415.342.3141

    From: SAHMmelier Reply-To: SAHMmelier Date: Monday, January 11, 2016 at 8:26 AM To: David Jefferson Subject: [New post] Cobwebs and Clutter SAHMmelier posted: “Crrreeeeeaaakkkkk…. “Hello?” With great trepidation, I enter. Gesticulations begin, wiping madly and the webs, the dust clouds. It is easier to just keep the door shut, or to open it briefly only to tuck away another box. It is much harder to ente”

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  2. Isn’t it glorious that New Year that the Lord gives with all the purging, re-evaluation and renewed energy to forge ahead on a new path! Loved the post! & the writing. Never fear cleaning those closets or new directions. I started reading your blog cause of the beautiful tribute you did of your beloved friend and it was an added bonus that you wrote about wine! So clear out those boxes cause the new year needs the space!

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