Thursday, 26 September 2013

Grape Harvest

Yesterday was the very first harvest of grapes at the vineyard.  Enough yellow green Ortega grapes to make around 200 bottles of wine and one crate of rogue black grapes that were inadvertently planted in the wrong place.  I've not been to the vineyard for a couple of months so it was a nice surprise to find bunches of grapes among the vines.

I have been in a strange mood recently.  I don't know if having a cold for so many weeks has made me over sensitive but I have been getting far too emotional about things that shouldn't really matter.  In the real World I do not have a confidante and life can be a lonely struggle when you are misunderstood and have nobody to talk things over with.. Hopefully this is just a passing phase and I will be able to look at things more objectively over the coming days/weeks. 

Next week I will be attending a course on an introduction to business for women.  Maybe this will be the catalyst I need to stop pussyfooting around and actually focus on starting a business.  One way or another, I seriously need to start to generate an income rather than relying on fresh air and my husbands generosity to keep me going.

Footnote: volunteering may be a virtuous act but it does not provide food for the table (unless you pilfer a few grapes)!


marigold jam said...

Would it help to have an e-mail confidant? If so do try me. It is difficult to generate an income I think especially these days and I am really thankful that I don't need to do so myself.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Must be tempting to pilfer a few grapes! :) It must be satisfying for you though seeing all those grapes...the fruit of your labour!
Enjoy your course, hopefully you will find it encouraging and inspiring.
I also hope you feel better soon Simone, viruses can take their toll on you.
V xxx

Rum-Punch Drunk said...

I know what you mean about volunteering. It's a great way to get experience and try your hand at many new things, plus it can be a good way to get into paid work. But, until then it doesn't pay the bills. I really hope this course opens up great opportunities for you, and maybe you'll even make some new friends there too.

Life can be very lonely if you have nobody to talk to on a serious level, but sometimes writing about certain things can help to get views from other people. The first comment was also a good idea, as some bloggers communicate behind the scenes via email providing your trust that what you say will remain confident.

Enjoy the rest of your week, and remember me when you fill that first glass with wine :)

Judy Hartman said...

So sorry you're experiencing some down days, Simone. Hope your new course gives you incentive to find a business you enjoy. It makes so much difference when you're doing something you love.
Sending you positive thoughts.
Love, Judyxx

Rosie said...

It sounds as if you are run down after that awful cold you've had. I know what you mean about having someone to talk to who takes the time to understand how you are feeling. I've been lucky as the two occassions I've done voluntary work have eventually lead to jobs. I hope the new course will inspire you Simone. Take carex

Rose Fern said...

I'm sure that the seminar will give you a new perspective Simone and you'll soon feel better. Maybe you'll get to know new people with whom you'll be able to share your thoughts. Who knows? Life is full of new possibilities!!!!!!!!!Think positive! (Spoken by a woman who gets down really easily!)

A garden just outside Venice said...

Hi Simone!
Here is your Italian bloggy friend you still remember me?! Long time no see!
I do not have the chance to blog regularly anymore, but this doesn't mean I have forgotten my "penpals"!
I hope you're feeling a bit better now..
Enjoy the weekend!
MIchela x

wherethejourneytakesme said...

Hi Simone - sorry to hear you are feeling a bit down - maybe getting into your new course will throw open some new possibilities - you never know what is just around the corner. Like Marigold Jam you have my email address and I am always available for a chat. If we lived closer I would pop in and see you and we could have a 'crafternoon' together. I still have your lovely card on my mantlepiece so I am thinking of you every time I see it. Take care viv x

Lyn said...

Hope it passes soon Simone and you are smiling again. Maybe that course will be the start of something wonderful. Xxxx

Toffeeapple said...

I do hope that the course will be the catalyst that you need. I'd like to offer my services as a confidante too, you know my address.

Look - I can comment - on Firefox so it seems that my problem with commenting is to do with Google Chrome!