This has been a great week-end overall. I've feeling pleasantly sleepy, after an early walk in the desert with Dog Face, while EA and another friend ran 13k. I have been talking about going to the Wadi Degla since I got here, but haven't gotten my act together. And it was so early-we left at 7:30am, any boozing the night before would squashed that idea. But not today!
We got back and Husband and hosted brunch for 9 people in our new place. And strangely, there was no booze around, no one drank. I can't remember a brunch where Bloody Marys, Mimosas, white wine, sangria....some booze was not the center piece of brunch. Three weeks ago I would have been going crazy on the inside if I was at a brunch with no booze, thinking, "what the fuck people, lets get this thing going already, what are we waiting for?" and eventually would have helped myself to something and encouraged others to join me even if I wasn't hosting.
If I was hosting three weeks ago, the fridge would be full of white wine, I would have had a pitcher of Bloody Marys chilling, and be pouring as people entered in the door. But not today! Husband didn't take over that roll either, and I didn't really notice this lack of drinking to about halfway through brunch (again because I obviously just think of my own drinking or non-drinking needs!)
Dog Face got a bath, Husband and I took a walk to get cables so we can hook up our computer to the giant TV in our TV room. Movie nights! I'm going to do a little work in a few minutes, go to yoga tonight and call this a very successful day. I am loving my sobriety right now.
-Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp -Almost Alcoholic by Joseph Nowinski and Robert Doyle -After the Tears: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood by Jane Middelton-Moz and Lorie Dwinell