Yesterday, I was enjoying my typical Saturday morning routine of drinking coffee and reading sober blogs. I was reading another blogger talking about the pink clouds of sobriety and I looked outside my window to find my very own literal pink cloud. After I snapped this picture, my son woke up and suggested I put on some Christmas music.
All of this happened as I was freezing because our furnace stopped working the night before (Friday) and the repairman couldn't get here Saturday. When things like this happen I tend to get hugely overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, upset. I really needed this "pink cloud moment" and it seemed to be created just when I needed it. A reminder that everything will be OK and to stop and enjoy a content moment in the midst of chaos.
Turns out the furnace was an easy fix. One tripped switch reset and all was well. And I was SO stressed out. Maybe I need to learn to wait and see if there is anything to be upset about before I get so worked up!
Last night I told my dad and step-mom that I've quit drinking as they shared a bottle of wine with my husband. "We only need 3 glasses," I told the waiter. It was a relief to tell them before Christmas day as now the pressure is off. My step-mom said "good for you," and my dad asked me if I was feeling better. I said I was sleeping much better and we had a good discussion about that. Seems he often wakes in the middle of the night and he wondered if he'd sleep better without alcohol. "Yes," I said "you would definitely sleep better."