Saturday, 16 May 2015

Day 7 - No Friday Night Blues...

I fully expected my First Friday Without Wine would be hard. But I distracted myself by puttering around in my greenhouse, cup of tea in hand, and then having an early night with a book.

I have to say that a Hangover FREE Saturday so far has been bloody fantastic. It's just about 2.00 o'clock in the afternoon, and it's a glorious sunny day. I have got so much done, and I feel great - I even caught myself whistling!

Such a contrast to last week, when I woke up with the usual queasy feeling in my stomach, feeling hot and sweaty, dry mouthed.....and I moved cautiously to figure out how bad I felt. At this point, even lying in bed doesn't help. Once upright, the headache usually kicks in - so horrified to read that the pain is from your DEHYDRATED BRAIN!. Stagger to the bathroom - pee (usually bright orange pee because of chronic dehydration) and then my only objective to get to the couch. Coffee tastes bitter, so I usually (then, not now), try to settle my stomach and re-hydrate a little with club soda.
Then I proceed to sit on the couch to about eleven in the morning, before finally getting the energy to have a shower.
How many hours, days and weeks have I wasted??

Well we are off for a night camping, and Before, my only concern would be to make sure we have enough wine. This morning, I have made salad, packed all we need for an evening meal, have fully prepared myself with a cooler full of soft drinks.

We are meeting friends. Camping in Canada usually means lots of alcohol around the camp fire. To distract myself, I am taking my really good camera (dusted off) to take pictures,as this is a new camping spot for us.

Fingers crossed I make it through.

6 comments:

  1. Happy camping!!!! Sounds like your hang over free Saturday morning was fab :-)

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    1. It was, I can recommend it, it took me a long time to even contemplate a Friday night without wine, but I was rewarded on Saturday morning, and again this morning. Hope your weekend went well too.x

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  2. I tracked you down Wine Bitch! Hope the camping was good. If you made it AF you'll be rightly v proud of yourself! You rock. SM x

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    1. Thank you SM! The camping was good - all AF for me! First time I can remember! So Day 8 is nearly over, and each day now is uncharted territory. I know enough not to be complacent. Thanks for your comments and thoughts.x

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  3. Good morning! Just found your blog! Excited to follow your journey! How did you make camping? Would have been tough for me. I've been avoiding it for a while now. I'm in Canada. Maybe you were right around my backyard.....lol
    Congrats on Day 7. Keep it up..... Jen

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I was dreading camping, because as you know camping = drinking in Canada. But thankfully, I was drinking soda water out of a plastic red cup - so no one even cared/commented on what I was drinking - and it was lovely to watch the sun go down and the stars come out - which I never would have noticed, had I been half cut on wine (as before)!

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