Mike and I have officially been living together for a few months now, and while it’s still glorious (s/o to the Roode crew, y’all know who you are) – I have to admit – it is not always easy.
Moving in together is a BIG step in a relationship, no matter how long (or short) you’ve been together. Before we moved in together, we were spending almost all of our free time together. We were together more often than not, spending nights at each others houses. But living together – phew, that’s a whole different thing.
Let me preface this next little bit by saying, I simply adore Mike. He is literally my most favourite person in the world. Being with him makes my heart happy and I love spending time with him.
That being said…a gal needs her alone time. Am I right? If you are, or ever have, living with a partner (or heck, even with roommates) you’ll know what I’m talking about. There are just some things that you
need want to do and can only do when you’re alone, and on top of that – sometimes a gal (or guy) just needs a little peace and quiet and alone time.
Thankfully, I’ve been blessed with a man who totally understands and appreciates this. Unfortunately for him, I can be somewhat needy and a homebody – so he may not get as much alone time. LOL
BUT – for the record, this IS something I’m working on. So, there’s that.
Anyways…back to what I was saying.
As someone who lived on her own for many years prior to moving in with Mike, I crave my alone time. It’s not even like I’m really doing anything in particular (for the most part) – but sometimes I just want to put on a face mask, paint my toe nails, and pour myself a nice glass of wine and listen to early ’90’s pop music. You know what I mean?
Anyways, that’s exactly what I did the other night while Mike was working late, and it was fanfreakingtastic.
My friends at Montes Wine sent me over a few bottles of Montes Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2016 and Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 to try. I cracked open the Cab Sauv, poured myself a nice, big glass and covered my face with a charcoal mask as I painted my toenails.
Seriously – sometimes it’s the simplest things that bring me the utmost pleasure.
Based in Chile, a country known for its affordable wine options – think Malbec, Montes stands apart for its reputation as a producer of premium wine…without the price tag. A tasty option for lovers of white wine is the Montes Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2016 which retails at the LCBO for $14.95. Red lovers will enjoy the Montes Reserva 2014, available for $12.95. If you’re feeling generous, splurging on wine is always a good idea and the Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon is well worth the $19.95 price tag.
The wine was delicious and smooth. A nice full body with cherries and strawberry tones. On top of all of that, it paired really well with the chocolate I snacked on all night long.
DON’T JUDGE ME!
Taking some much needed time for yourself is a must. Sometimes you just need to check out, and unwind…clear your mind and refocus. It’s amazing what it can do for ones mental health and state of mind.
What are your favourite ways to unwind?
Disclosure: The delicious wine was provided to me, but as always – my opinions are my own and I enjoyed it so much so that I’m already looking forward to opening the second bottle for our next at-home date night. And that one I’ll actually share with Mike…maybe.