Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Red Guitar ~ Wine Review

Hailing from Spain, This Red Guitar Navarra is a combination of Tempranillo(55%) and Garnacha(45%). The label jumped out at me and begged me to purchase it. I will add it to my label collection (another wine/art project in the works).

The Spaniards believe in living la bueno vida (the good life). It is evident in their music, food and wines and this blend is a perfect example of their enthusiasm for the finer things.

Wine Maker's Notes~

Tempranillo(pronounced temp-ran-ee-oh)

Tempranillo is Spain's star native grape and is fairly low in sugar and acid content, but with brilliant aromatics and bright fruit characters. It tends to be extremely age worthy and ideal for blending with

(also known as Grenache)

Garnacha is the most widely planted grape variety in the world and thrives in warm, dry regions. It produces wines of great concentration and flavor, with explosive raspberry fruit characters and soft tannins.

Red Guitar Old Vine Tempranillo Garnacha
Together, these varieties combine to produce a rich, smooth and luscious wine full of ripe raspberry and blackberry flavors on a long, soft finish.

My Notes~

Color~ Purplish red, bold and translucent.

Aroma~ Smokey cherries with cinnamon.

Taste~ Raspberries with a hint of vanilla and oak. Medium bodied with a long, smooth finish.

Vision~ This flavorful varietal makes me envision my many (okay, 3) Vegas vacations. It would be great alone to sip on while playing in the casino, and could hold up to any fair, whether it was accompanying a fine grilled fillet or entertaining my palate with one of the bountiful buffets. It would go well with either.

Check it out for yourself. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

My Thoughts on Mother's Day

I am the Mome (mom-e) to an 11 and 13 year old.  I never wanted anything more than to be a Mom.  I don't want my kids to celebrate me.  Maybe later.  When they are parents, and they "get it".
 Today, I just want to remember all the reasons I wanted them.  All the reasons they make me laugh, and smile, every single day.  I don't need a DAY.  I get them every single.

I do, however, want them to realize how important this day can be.

Not for me.  I swear.

For them.

I want so much more for them.

I want my son to find a woman who he cherishes.  Who he would do anything for.  Who loves him beyond anything monetary or physical.  I want him, after children, to worship the woman who gave him children.  Not because she did, but because she shows him, every day, how grateful she is to and for him.

For my daughter.  I want a love, so fierce, that she never questions, when he is away from her, whether or not he thinks of her.   Never.  I want her to miss the hell out of him.  And him, her. I want her to find a man that would do ANYTHING to make smile.

I thought I had that.  It wasn't meant to be.  We made Amazing kids.  Amazing.  I will always be grateful for that.  We drifted.  We weren't One.  I so wanted to "make it right".  "For the kids."

In the end.  I looked at my 4 year old daughter and KNEW that the only way she would have the chance of finding FOREVER is if I let go of my FOREVER dreams.

I needed her to not be willing to settle.  Nothing is worse than unhappy and loveless.

Put your kids first.  Model, FOR them, what you want for them.

Find your Happy.

Don't settle for less.

Kids are watching,