cupcakes done, cake done, all catering delivered. floors mopped. sleep has been achieved. sunny morning, today’s salt and pepper bread baked, pasta casserole done, chocolate cake done. and it’s 1 pm. time for tea and an episode of the truly terrible but loveable “Nashville”.
from my inbox:
Challenges (day 100):
I did it. 100 days today. Thank you both so much [Belle and Rebecca]. You gave me a running start and I am so grateful. I am such an introvert and being able to get support from my comfy spot on the couch while in my jammies was a huge help. At around day 60 I was able to step out to recovery meetings — but I never would have gotten there without you. So grateful.
So I pledge to stay sober for the next 80 days. I will not drink even if my lovely ass falls off. Even though summer is on the way and I have to pass up on the Chardonnay. I will explore the world of refreshing mocktails. I will make delicious infusions. I will muddle fruit and mint and add seltzer and lime — plenty of ice would also be nice. I will read sober blogs, go to recovery meetings and help someone else who is starting this journey. I will not drink. Will not.
Nope. No booze. None. Not red not white no more getting tight.
I have grown too fond of sober sleep. Clear head. Energy. Joy. Laughing. Dancing to my favorite tunes while I clean up my side of the street. My skin looks better. I am wearing make up. I don’t have to chew gum to cover up my booze breath at work. I get to work on time. My dog likes me even more than before. I will not drink.
Much love and gratitude. And several hundred hugs, Challenges”