I just started the dishwasher for what seems like the 100th time in the past 5 days. It is simply amazing the amount of dishes two almost teenagers and a husband can create when they are home from work and school. Tomorrow things will be back to normal for 3 weeks and then winter break will be here and we'll start again.
In the past, any time there was a break from the normal routine of school and activities it was an excuse to drink more. Any time the dishes were piled up high in the sink I couldn't help but think of how a glass of wine would make the task so much better (which is pretty ironic because in the long run I'd lose all motivation to do anything while drinking).
I have proven to myself over the past 5 days that I CAN in fact do the dishes without wine. I can play board games without wine. I can survive a major holiday without wine. I can tell my friends and family that I no longer drink.
December will be difficult but I do feel confident in my ability to remain sober. I feel very determined as my sober momentum continues to grow slowly but surly.
Looking forward to a sober December. Who's with me?