Hadn’t realized so much time has slipped by since I last put fingers to keypad. But that happens when life takes over and alcohol is not in the picture.
It’s not really been busy, but things occur. Broke a bone in my elbow the first of November; went to New Mexico over the Thanksgiving holiday to see my sister and some friends, went hiking and also stayed in my travel trailer; went to NYC for a company holiday party and did some site seeing; drove to Nebraska to see my son, daughter-in-law and 2 adorable grandkids for Christmas; then the first of the year, got some sort of flu. I tested negative but I was sick with a virus nonetheless. First time I have been that sick in a very, very. . . . very long time.
And here it is, mid-January AND it’s 2018. Who’da thunk? Two (2) years for me is just around the corner – 11 more days. Wowzers, right? That 4pm witching hour still hits from time to time. It always goes away after some firm mental blasting on my end. Annoying for sure. There is nothing that I’ve found (so far) that takes off that edge/ relaxes me more than that first glass of something. I miss that. Don’t miss drinks 2 and beyond though. . .
Christmas was a little rough. Drinks ran amok the whole 3 days – Mimosas, scotch, wine, beer, you name it. It wasn’t horrible, but man how I would have liked to have shared in a glass or two. But, I did not.
My goal for this year? I am headed to Iceland in August and need to get back in the workout routine to gain my strength back to go hiking while there. Don’t know about you, but I cannot workout with a hangover. So another plus to not drink!!
Chin up to those just getting started. It does get easier. For some easier than others, but don’t give up!