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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 19}

    Ahh, the start of football season…   So many things are deeply entwined with alcohol in my brain. Brunches. (Mimosas!) Concerts. (Tailgating!)…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 18}

    Drinking is a way of life here. Day 18 was Saturday.  I got up and ran SEVEN MILES by myself, which is more than I have run in close to two…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 17}

    My husband is not happy with me. My husband is not happy with The Sobriety Diaries. First of all, let me say that during the four years I’ve been blogging, he…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 16}

    Alcohol is everywhere in Virginia…and that’s part of the problem! Back when I lived in New Jersey, getting alcohol was an inconvenience. I had to go to an actual liquor store…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 15}

    My children drive me to drink. If nothing else comes out of this alcohol detox, I at least now know why I drink. It is my children. My children drive me…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 14}

    Tuesday evening was full of activities and running around…would’ve been nice to relax with a glass of wine! Tuesday night was the busiest night I’ve had since the school year started…and…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 13}

    Thankful that the holiday weekend is ending… I woke up Monday morning happy that it was a holiday and happy that a Labor Day Weekend without alcohol was almost over. I…

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    Bowlero Hits the Sweet Spot

    Looking for a fun night out? Check out Bowlero, the hottest bowling around. Bored with traditional date nights? Want something fun to do with the whole family?  Need a girls’ night…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 12}

    I used to hate finding wine glasses in my room when I woke up. I used to hate waking up and seeing an empty wine glass from the night before in…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 11}

    My kids drive me to drink! I want wine. Like really badly. I now realize why I usually start drinking around 4:00 or 5:00 P.M…because my kids are RAGING LUNATICS at…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 10}

    Social events without alcohol are always a little awkward…or are they? Our neighborhood kicked off Labor Day Weekend with a happy hour pizza party shindig tonight.  I was a little apprehensive…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 9}

    It’s about to get a little tough with Labor Day Weekend coming up… Day 9 is when things are starting to get tricky. UGH.  It’s Thursday. It’s almost Labor Day Weekend.…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 8}

    Here is what has changed in my eight days of not drinking… One full week of not drinking has come and gone. So what is different about my life? I have…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 7}

    Is it difficult to not drink each evening? Today is Tuesday, the seventh day of my journey. I’ve made it one week without alcohol!  It actually wasn’t as difficult as I…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 6}

    Some sobering thoughts from a book I’m reading… So I have mentioned several times that I’m reading a book during this period of sobriety. It’s called Almost Alcoholic. I’m going to warn…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 5}

    My thoughts on an interesting and timely article that came my way today… A friend who knew I was doing this sobriety stint alerted me to an article she saw in…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 4}

    Day 4 was the hardest day for me yet. The fourth day of my sobriety experiment, Saturday, was definitely the hardest so far. It was a day where wine would have…

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    9 Best Things About Back to School

    Here are my favorite things about the back-to-school season! Here in Virginia we started school last week, but I know a lot of other people are just starting up this week…

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