Sunday, February 15, 2015

Another challenge

I got back form our trip yesterday, and was pretty tired. Not the "I have been drinking all weekend and am just dragging through the day waiting to go tot bed tired, but just tired from the driving and wanting to relax on my own couch".  My neighbor (someone I drink with all the time) was in her back yard playing with her dog.  We have a low wrought iron fence so we talk all the time back there (and open the gate to drink together).  It was sunny and warm, but I just didn't feel like talking.  I know she saw me and I didn't want to be rude, so I went out and said hi.  She and her dh asked me and my dh if we wanted to come over for a beer and a seltzer water (she knows I am on sabbatical as she puts it). Well 6 hours, 7 pool games (at her house), 4 MMA fights (at my house), one bowl of popcorn, one box of junior mints and 4 club sodas later I finally went to bed SOBER!  Everyone else, (including an additional neighbor who came over) were drinking the whole time - some of them getting a little wasted. I did get pretty bored more than once, but I am really trying to not isolate myself.  Trying to find other ways to be social without drinking.

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome. It's also okay to do a little isolating...especially in the first year when you're still trying to figure out who the hell you are without the booze. Some quiet time is a GOOD thing. You don't have to prove anything to anyone...even yourself.

    Bravo on going to bed SOBER!!! Awesome!