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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 29}

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My husband was away all week and it sucked.

One of the hardest things about this final week of The Sobriety Diaries is the fact that my husband was away on business.

To make matters worse, he was in London. Where they had a terrorist attack a week ago.

Let’s just say I was a bundle of nerves.

Add to that getting the news that someone who used to be close to me passed away, and it was just an all-around shitty week.

With a clear head, I try to think…

Would having a glass of wine have made my week better?

Easier?

More manageable?

I mean, I definitely could have used a glass as a form of stress relief in the dinnertime hour. Right around the time when my husband would walk in the door to offer some backup.

But would I have been able to stop at just one glass? 


Lord knows you don’t want a hangover when you’re the sole parent at home for the week. 

If I’m being truthful, there are parts of having my husband away that make my life easier.

There is one less person to cook for and clean up after.

I just hate the evenings when I’m alone. (Even though it means I don’t have to fight for Bravo or Big Brother on TV when he wants to watch his dumb shows.)

Still, Wednesday night turned out really fun. 

I had two of my friends over to watch the Big Brother finale. 

They had wine; I had water.

It does not bother me in the slightest anymore. Which feels really good.

I also think it doesn’t bother them anymore. (Also good.)

But I do know that they are eager to drink with me again in a few days!

I haven’t made any specific plans to drink on Friday, but I figure I will drink if an opportunity presents itself.

I do have to get up early on Saturday, so I am not going to want to have more than a glass or two.

And judging by the way the evenings have been going with my kids, I will definitely be feeling the urge to have a glass right around 4:30 P.M.

I guess that hour is just always going to be killer for me. I need to accept that!

Anyone wondering how the mornings are going since I wrote about my six-year-old’s struggle to go to school each day, here is the update…

The past two mornings she has gotten dressed and eaten breakfast with minimal complaint.

All because I let her watch a TV show while she gets ready.




So.

I know that TV = bad.

But!

If one little TV show makes the mornings go smoothly, maybe TV = good???

I don’t know. What would you do? 

Still planning to try a behavior chart. We will see if the TV effect wears off in a few days.

ONE MORE DAY OF NO DRINKING.

Wow.

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