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Posted on Nov 3, 2011 in Dear Diary, Pup Posts | 17 comments

Er, Nope.

Sorry guys. I got nothing today.

I blame the fact that this was pretty much dinner last night:


I finally broke into my last bottle of vino from the wine festival I attended over the summer. I was actually planning on saving this for the cupcake & wine party I was invited to on Saturday but desperate times… sorry, Kari! Good thing I have plans to go to a winery before the party anyway! Gwahaha.

Anyway, as it turns out, drinking an entire bottle of wine by yourself (moderation schmoderation!) is not the best way to inspire stellar blog post material. That being said, I was able to drunkenly bake some delightfully palatable pumpkin muffins (from a box mix — I’m not a miracle worker!) without burning the house down.

Oh, and for those of you who may be fretting about this drinking-alone thing in general (hi mom!), don’t worry. I wasn’t really alone. It was consumed under the ever-judgmental eyes of my schnauzers. I’m sure they can attest to the fact that all the dancing-in-my-underwear that went on was really special.

Don't worry

It’s been a rough couple of days, in case you didn’t pick up on that vibe. But even in my semi-inebriated state, I know better than to drag you all down with what’s a-been going on. At least, not yet.

So instead, here’s a short video of what I come home to everyday. Hint: my dogs continue to be awesome. (Be sure to click through if you’re reading this via email subscription!)

There’s really no feeling quite like having your dogs be THAT excited to see you when you get home. And yes, Daxter is, in fact, wearing a monkey costume. It was Halloween on Monday, remember?

Trick or Treat!
Pulling. It. Off.

Sorry for the lame half-assery today, friends. I promise tomorrow will be better. Well, I promise to try at any rate. And even if it ends up being just as lame, at least it’ll still be Friday. So that’s got to count for something.


  1. WIne for dinner sometimes happens. I hope you feel better about whatever’s going on. My dog totally does that, except he’s much bigger so it sort of hurts when he jumps all over me. He also whines when I get home. I don’t know if he’s whining because he’s so excited or because he’s mad that I left in the first place.

    • I like to think that Daxter is whining because he’s just so excited he can’t contain it. And not because he feel abandoned. Cause that would be less exciting for me, haha.

  2. Oh, Gretchen. We are going to get along so well.

  3. 100 points to Gryffindor if you can find red dog cowboy boots for Daxter next year.

  4. If we were to ever meet at some Blogger conference or whatnot, I would totally rock a bottle of wine with you.

    • Something to plan for then! 🙂

  5. Sorry you’re having a rough few days – I do hope the bottle of wine helped! Sometimes it’s required. (And I do appreciate that you are drinking Virginia wines! Love Horton wines, they are delicious – they have a lot of really good fruit wines too.)

    Hang in there. 🙂

  6. I think you get a free pass because it is Horton wine. Their stuff is kinda like Lays potato chips you just can’t stop. And some days just need a glass or bottle of wine.

  7. i like how in the video they are both super excited initially and then they’re like… um ok we’re done. and leave. but then a split second later harry comes back out and is like “oh i’m STILL super happy you’re home…. ok now i’m really done” and leaves again. hahaha. doggies bring such joy even when you’re down in the dumps. the wine looks tasty- if you come over tomorrow night we can drink the chocolate wine you got me! i’ve been waiting for you!

  8. Sorry you aren’t having the best of times! When I’m not so great, emotionally, it shows up as a lack of blog posting….case in point, right now. So, it’s great that you can still find the motivation and enthusiasm to post anything! Keep smiling 🙂 My pups keep me happy too. Sometimes me and my dog, Sadie, have long meaningful convos when I’m upset. I talk to her and she gazes thoughtfully into my eyes and licks my arm/hand in a sympathetic manner. Feel better!

  9. You’re really making me want a Schnauzer. I have a Cairn Terrier that I think might need a friend. Have to swing this by the hubby.

  10. You aren’t a lame ass, if I told you how many times I had wine for dinner, you’d probably judge me too.


    Plus, cupcake party? why wasn’t I invited? 🙂

  11. awww…you so are not being lame! I’ve had evenings too where I just don’t feel like doing anything and some wine is what helps me through. Hang in there 🙂 are you putting too much pressure on yourself?

    • Thanks Brinda. I don’t think it’s too much pressure, necessarily, it’s just all things are kind of coming to a head with some bad timing. But never fear! I shall prevail… eventually. 😀


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