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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. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 28}

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I know why people turn to alcohol in times of grief.

On Sunday I got the news that an ex-boyfriend of mine had passed away.

As friends and family reached out to me upon hearing about his death, I repeated each time that “I’m fine.”

Which I really felt I was– just fine. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 24}

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Trying to figure out what to do for the Sam Hunt concert tomorrow…

The day before the Sam Hunt concert had me thinking a lot about what my plan would be.

Should I drink?

Should I not drink? Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 23}

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If you decided to cut back on drinking, would you have a support system?

Thursday is always the unofficial start to the weekend in my house.

It feels like you’ve almost made it through the week, plus my husband has off every other Friday from work.

Even during the times when I don’t drink during the week and only do it on the weekends, that means I can drink on Thursdays. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 22}

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In Chapter 5 of “Almost Alcoholic,” things start to get real.

Today is Wednesday.

I’m still slowly making my way through Almost Alcoholic.

I really like this book because it acknowledges the fact that you can be a person who is going through a “problem drinking period” without it meaning you are an alcoholic. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 20}

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Lisa was my virtual drinking buddy until we both decided to stop.

I met my friend Lisa through blogging several years ago, but I can’t pinpoint when or why we started chatting daily on Facebook messenger.

Eventually, we started talking about drinking.

We shared a love of wine, yet a hatred of how it wrecked our sleep and made us feel like crap the next day. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 18}

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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 years.

I felt so good during the run, too. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 17}

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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 has made a comment about my blog less than five times. 

And it’s never a good comment. It’s always something negative. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 16}

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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 in order to buy wine. 

It was not sold in the grocery store, or in Target, or at Costco by the (cheap) case. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 15}

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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 to drink. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 14}

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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 it didn’t go as smoothly as I would have hoped.

My six-year-old daughter started gymnastics on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:00 P.M.

Guess which night her Girl Scout Troop meets?  Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 12}

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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 my bedroom.

It was like a visceral reminder that Ugh, I was drinking late at night and now I probably have a hangover.

Yep, the wine glass on the nightstand was never a good sign. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 9}

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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. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 8}

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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 noticed a bunch of small changes. Of course, they may not be entirely attributed to sobriety. I’ll never know. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 7}

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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 thought. Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 4}

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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 flowed so seamlessly into my plans.

My friend and I took our daughters to a birthday party at Sweet & Sassy in the afternoon.  Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 2}

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The first day of school usually ends with a celebration of sorts…not this time!

Ahhh, the first day of school…such a momentous occasion in the life of a stay-at-home-mom. Or any mom, really!

THE KIDS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL!

THEY ARE NO LONGER IN THE HOUSE!

IT IS TIME TO CELEBRATE! Read More »

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The Sobriety Diaries {Day 1}

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Hangovers…the reason why I am quitting alcohol for thirty days.

Honestly, if I didn’t get such bad hangovers, I probably wouldn’t be doing this sobriety stint right now.

But I get a hangover whether I have two glasses of wine or five…only the severity varies.

Maybe I’m sensitive to wine, but no matter how much I have, I will always have interrupted sleep and a dull headache the next morning. Read More »

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11 Best Cures for Hangovers

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Just in time for New Year’s Eve, I have consulted the top drinkers experts in the alcohol field to bring you a list of the 11 Best Cures for Hangovers known to man.

Now, what works for one may not work for another, but surely you will find one on this list to get you back in top drinking shape by January 3rd.

Also- just to be clear, I am NOT a doctor, nor is anyone I consulted. These are merely suggestions based on personal experience.
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