thanks to everyone for voting in this really informal poll. here are the results:
(oh and i’m the one who voted ‘go away and be quiet’)
So i’m going to follow this chart … most of the micro posts will go on the blog… and then some bits will go out by email if you’re on this list.
i had a very relaxing weekend. i’ve been dealing with some irritating medical issues that seem to have been made worse by having a cold. so this past weekend, i made a little nest for myself in the bedroom with a comfy reading chair, Christmas lights in the window, and I can prop my feet up on the radiator (nice and warm). There’s a Tupperware container beside the chair that’s tall enough to act as a side-table to hold my tea. my husband brought me toast and refilled my mug. and that’s where I sat most of the weekend reading my mystery novel from the library! who says sober chicks don’t have fun! The good news is that the cough and scratchy voice seem to be gone and so i’m feeling better. I even ran both days on the weekend and am feeling more like my old self … this is probably the best i’ve felt in months! And hooray, two more weeks until Christmas vacation. can’t wait can’t wait can’t wait.
from my inbox:
Cactus Garden (day 9): “Hi Belle, I didn’t have any difficulty at all on my first sober Friday. My husband and I used to sit in the living room and drink one after another while talking and listening to music or watching a movie or hanging out with friends.This was the ritual. Last night only one thing changed….I had several glasses of limeaid! And guess what? I had just as nice of a time as always, if not better. Headed with my husband and kids to pick out a Christmas tree, feeling revived.”
NoMoreGames (day 6): “Was a bit irritated when I couldn’t have a drink while doing laundry, paying bills, etc. like *normal* people would be able to have. I had to laugh at myself when I realized that most *normal* people don’t drink while doing daily chores. That made it easier — made me feel, well, normal. No drinking today.”
EmAnne (day 21): “Three weeks…..21 days sober today! Holy shit, eat my dust Wolfie (I’m flipping you the bird wolfie!) Unless I was pregnant I’ve never gone this far without drinking & never in a million years would I thought I ever could. I love this community and everyone’s personal stories & wisdom. And I love you Belle for being my pen pal and being the creator of something so awesome (( hugs)).”