Another Saturday with no hangover, it feels good.
Busy with the kids activities today and it feels good to feel good.
Last night was my first time eating out since I officially quit drinking. On the way to the restaurant I felt grumpy and slightly anxious. We were meeting my in-laws and I thought there'd be more people there but it turned out to be just them and I was glad for that. I drank water, my husband had a couple of margaritas. Overall it was easy and fun and I enjoyed the conversation.
My mother-in-law is a classic normal drinker. I have known her for 20 years and NEVER seen her drink too much. Always one or maybe two. I have always noticed this and wondered how she did it and never wanted more. I am aware that my brain does not work like that when it comes to alcohol.
Interestingly, my father-in-law does not drink. I have seen him have a Bloody Mary maybe 5 times in the past 20 years. Ever since I first met him I was always fascinated by the fact that he was a non drinker. I'd often drink a lot and try to persuade him to drink, but it never worked. I also remember many occasions when I'd been drinking and ask him questions about his non drinking. I just could not grasp the idea that he just didn't drink.
When questioned last night about the fact that I hadn't ordered a drink I responded simply that I was "cutting down". My father-in-law joked that he had been cutting down for the past 20 years and I joked back (but was serious) that I was following in his footsteps.