As many of you know, Mr. Spice is in the wine industry in Napa. When we met in January 2006, it meant drinking sparking wine- handmade by Mr. Spice. Going to tastings all over Napa and Sonoma Valley, and escaping the cold weather of San Francisco for some hot heat in wine country. By the time that Fall rolled in 2006, I was already hopelessly in love.
And that's when I was introduced to Harvest.
Mr. Spice calls wine making glorified agriculture, which, obviously, it is. Grapes are just another crop with a season. So here we are, in the season.
During a typical year, sparkling wine grapes start getting picked around August with white and red wine grapes picked just after in September and October. Due to the cold weather this season, everything is a bit delayed.
What does this mean for Mr. Spice, LONG ASS HOURS.
Mr. Spice got home last night around 8pm, went to bed by 9:30pm, and was out the door at 4AM. Yes, I said, 4am.
Basically, Mr. Spice is a zombie this time of year, and I am left to be a Harvest Widow. Technically this is my fifth harvest with Mr. Spice, and each and every year, I am blown away about how much Harvest Rocks My World.
I don't really mind making sure he has breakfast, lunch, and a hot coffee as he leaves the house in the morning, and then making sure that he has a hot dinner when he comes home. What I do mind- are the extra hours in the day. The hours when I am left to my own devices to fill the gaps.
It's always around this time of year that I get bored. I am not afraid to say it- I spend a lot of time with my Husband, and when he isn't home- it just isn't the same.
I am saying all of this to (1) let out some steam (2) get suggestions for what to do with my time- should I get a part time job- I have lots of time and could use the money (3) see if there are another other Job Widow's out there??
Part of me feels like I should be use to this since Papa Sugar is a CPA, but the reality of my/your partner being a work-a-holic seems completely different than a Dad.
Is it December yet? At least he gets a week off between X-mas and New Years.