Hello My Friends

Goodness! I’m having a hard time sticking with my intentions to blog more regularly. You all are such a great outlet for me to talk to! You are my super sober cyber friends. You don’t judge me – you simply support me. I have a history of letting friends slip away. Mostly it happens when my husband is transferred and we leave friends behind. I don’t keep in touch except for the annual obligatory Christmas card. With this move, I haven’t really tried to make friends because I know we will leave soon (we’ve been here eight years now). So, although my last post promised to get involved with a group of humans (either church, or work, or and AA group) – I haven’t. No good reason…just haven’t done it.

But there is one intention I have stuck with. I am sober 250 days today. So right now, I’m happy with that.

Hubby is taking me out for a beautiful romantic dinner tomorrow night to celebrate Valentines Day. He is a romantic. He loves this holiday. He brings me a dozen roses and a thoughtful Hallmark card. He takes me out for dinner and I buy him a big box of quality chocolates. When he told me he was making reservations for our dinner – I realized I didn’t really care about going out. Didn’t feel the need to spend all that money. What it came down to was my Valentine routine would be out of wack. No glass of wine while I carefully applied my make-up. No glass of wine while we waited for our table. No talking over the wine list to choose the perfect bottle. No need to ask for the cork for my “special occasion” wine cork collection. No sharing a bottle of wine (and wishing we could order another but not having the nerve to ask for it). No coming home and sneaking one more little glass before bed. Yes, my Valentine routine would definitely change this year. I mentioned this to my daughter and she suggested I might like to try enjoying the FOOD! Now there is a novel idea. I never cared much about food…it was just an excuse to drink wine! So that’s what I’ll do this year. I’ll try to enjoy the food. I’ll let you know how that goes.

I love reading all of your posts – and want to continue my cyber relationships with all of you. Thanks for reading, thanks for supporting me.



6 thoughts on “Hello My Friends

  1. Yeah You 250, I’m right behind you! Have a wonderful dinner. Since I quit drinking I can finally TASTE the food, it’s really yummy. And lucky you with a romantic husband. Have a happy day.

  2. Congratulations on 250 days! That is worth a nice dinner out all on it’s own.
    I can completely relate to your post. My husband wanted to go out last night for Valentine’s Day, to one of our old drinking places, and I came up with 100 reasons why not. We did not go, the food isn’t that great there anyway.
    I have the same feelings about old habits. I know that is why I didn’t want to go. I am not up for that step yet. I am sure the longer I am sober, the easier it will become. That and we will definitely go somewhere new. (Day 77)
    Enjoy your food, your romance, and your sobriety!

  3. Well done on the 250 what a terrific achievement.

    I used to be like you and still my default to avoid people. but I found AA the best cure for that they love me unconditionally and I found myself in time loving them the same. Pick a meeting and just go no matter what each week soon I think you’ll find you care for them like I am sure they will care for you

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