100 days

100 days yesterday. bought myself a new pottery teacup as my reward.  i’m just back from a wonderful 4-day vacation, warm temperatures, lots of lounging, walking, eating good food. and upon arriving home, my 90 day reward (a big electric griddle) had arrived in the mail, so now there may be homemade english muffins in my future.

on my vacation, no cravings to drink. no thoughts whatsoever.  thankfully, it looks like a quiet week work-wise, which would be a blessing since the day before we left for vacation i think i worked 16 hrs … and the first day of vacation required a 3-hr nap to reset : )

get to the point, belle!

All is well now. i have laundry to do (who cares). i have a desk full of paperwork (yippee). and i really need to go to the big store and get big groceries (blech).  all is well. wouldn’t want to be anywhere other than here …


I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • That is fantastic, keep going. Today is my 198th day sober, I guess after reading your post I will have to think of something to write for my impending 200 day celebrations!

  • Meant to congratulate you the other day. Great job on 100 days!!! It’s a great feeling hitting the 3 digit mark!

  • Meant to congratulate you the other day. Great job on 100 days!!! It’s a great feeling hitting the 3 digit mark!

  • Congrats on 100 days!!! Fabulous! Sounds like you had a lovely break and are building up more lovely home comforts – teacups are one of the great joys of life I think. I also love laundry how sad is that. And re the sparkling drinks I’ve just bought a bunch that are ‘lite’ as I think there’s been too much sugar going in. Today I am making a cake my grandmother-in-law used to make, involves soaking 1kg of fruit overnight in 2 cups fruit juice then just add self raising flour and cinnamon – that’s it! Can it work? Soon find out… Take care Belle xxxx

  • I love folding laundry, it’s very zen like for me. Something about the quiet, the repetition, the warmth, the window overlooking the backyard. Paperwork? Eh, not so much.
    Glad you had a fun vacation, congrats on triple digits!!

  • Congratulations on your 100 days! I’m a new reader and feel I found your blog in the nick of time. I took a couple of hours to catch up from July and it felt like I was looking in a mirror at times! I’m also completely new to this community as I have only started looking for some sort of outlet/understanding. I admit I was a little relieved to see a lot of these people are women. I don’t exactly know why, but I guess it always just seemed like a manly thing to be going through. All the men in my family are alcoholics – my Dad, his Dad, my Mother’s Dad… Women aren’t supposed to be alcoholics, they are supposed to *sip* politely on their wine (because they don’t like beer) and stop after half a glass because they can feel it ‘going to their heads’. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only female who gulps at alcohol and has one drink down in 10 minutes and waiting for the next. It’s good to feel that it doesn’t make me masculine – it makes me human. It’s a relief to read that I’m not the only one who pours herself a little more than her husband or hides a couple of beers in the back of the fridge so he can’t see them and they will be waiting for me later. It’s great to know that other women feel like ‘what’s the point in leaving that last little bit’ even though the tipping point has long been passed. So I say thank you for posting because it has given me courage! And even though I haven’t officially made it through yet, today is my day 1!

    • Welcome Kat, and thanks for such a sweet and thoughtful comment. I’m all for Day 1 – bring it on : ) Let’s get this show on the road! You’ll need sparkling drinks, an early bedtime and CAKE! Keep me posted on how you’re doing and if you start your own blog : )

  • I also love laundry – Hubby has nicknamed me after the old Enid Blyton character, Dame Wash-a-lot. She was awesome.
    Congratulations on your 100+ days! It’s so wonderful to hear you wouldn’t want to be anywhere other than where you are right now. Surely it doesn’t get much better than that 🙂

  • It’s amazing isn’t it! A year ago, would you have ever thought you could string 100 sober days together? For me it was wonderful to look back and see the things that came my way during those 100 days that would never have happened if I were still drinking. Congratulations!

  • Great to hear from you again. The serenity in your abscence was getting to me :-). Seriously though, congrats on 100days. It’s a huge achievement, particularly as you started just thinking thirty days was going to be it. Take care, Paul.

  • Good for you!! You should re-read that line… “on my vacation, no cravings to drink. No thoughts whatsoever” … Who’d of thought that during the first 30 days??!!?? and hey, isn’t it better facing the laundry, the paperwork and the shopping without a hangover! Bring on the bliss 🙂