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trials
Chapter XII / Part II

trials

April is a trial; a trial for my sanity. The month begins with a final interview and agreement with Mike to begin as a winemaking assistant, in conjunction with jumping in headfirst to launching the brands and selling the wine–a position for which I am incredibly excited for yet extremely daunted by. Once again, the … Continue reading

cleaning up
Chapter X / Part II

cleaning up

My current job situation is impossible. I am beleaguered by the way in which my job duties have changed, been taken away from me, or discouraged. While one side of my thinking continued to insist that having a job in marketing for a winery located in downtown Seattle, as opposed to working part-time in a … Continue reading

sweet cheeks
Chapter VIII / Part II

sweet cheeks

Sunday morning dawns bright and sunny, a perfect second day of the weekend for enjoying wine tasting in Cottage Grove. Whereas yesterday’s wine touring occurred with gray skies overhead, which made the scraggly bare vineyard plants look ominous, today in the sunshine, they look like promising plants ready to bud with new life this spring. … Continue reading

tasters
Chapter VI / Part II

tasters

I get the greatest Valentine’s Day present: my boyfriend is moving back to Seattle! Finally, after the better part of two years, we’ll be living in the same city, in the same state, and the same country! The joy I feel is insurmountable. As I smile and gaze at him like a drugged, lovesick puppy, … Continue reading