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.