Day 327. Sometimes it's, well, sobering to read about the toll alcohol can take on you physically and mentally. It's easy to say to yourself - oh, you mean drinking alcohol like a big vodka bottle in hand, sitting on the park bench kind of consumption. Oh that's not me at all! I'm a dainty drinker … Continue reading What 2 glasses a night does to you
Day 323. You know that feeling when you read something and go OMG! That is totally true! That is so me!! That is the best way of describing it!! Yep. That's how I felt reading this article: My park bench was my sofa from Louise's blog, A hangover free life. Louise is a former nurse who saw … Continue reading My park bench was the spare room
Day 322. Lotta Dann, 'Mrs. D', placed the seeds of change in my head. Her diary approach with Mrs. D Goes Without was a key component in starting me down the path. Clare Pooley's blog and book The Sober Diaries gave me the final push to choose both sobriety, and to blog about it. This particular passage by … Continue reading Reconnecting with 13 year old me
Day 321. An image that came into my head. The wicked witch of the west from the Wizard of Oz. The. Best. Evil. Witch. Ever. They destroyed her with a bucket of water. I can destroy the Wine Witch with water 😀
I'm usually noting the days sober... today I was thinking, hey - I only have FORTY FIVE DAYS LEFT until my first 365 Days Sober!!!! The name of my blog!! I remember when I hit 45 days SOBER, and it felt monumental. Now I'm wondering, what will I do? Oh, I'm not going to pick … Continue reading 45 days remain ….
Day 319. Lovely bloggers I've been reading around the sober blogosphere often mention the idea of treats as your sobriety takes hold and becomes the norm; putting it in terms of using drinking money to pay for these treats. I'm going to look at my treats in terms of bottles. By not drinking the amount I … Continue reading Trading bottles for treats
Day 318. Hey, here's another reality of boozing. It shows up on your face. I have broken blood capillaries, heightened rosacrea, and some fixed redness on my face. None of epic proportions, but a not nice reminder of the source: booze. So here's my treat to myself - I have signed up for a series … Continue reading Removing the evidence …