Had a lovely soberversary.
Rode for an hour on the bike at the gym watching Channel E with headphones on.
Went to posh deli for lots of foodie treats with the little guy in tow (he chose marshmallows and one big green apple).
Had a long hot shower back home and took my time choosing clothes, laying out outfits on the bed (I never do that).
Went online and bought some second-hand cassettes to listen to in the car which has no CD player (The Beatles, Paul Simon and The Cranberries - best I could find).
Had lovely long phone call with my baby sister.
Did puzzles with the little guy on the floor.
Went to scooter park with all the kids after school. Bought nice takeaway coffee.
Ordered Indian takeaways for dinner, me and the boys all ate too much but boy was it yummy.
Kids watched cartoons before bed - big treat.
I finished up on the sofa watching the final of my current favourite Reality TV programme with a mug of green tea and a piece of coconut ice.
Thought about how my life is like a pencil drawing. Now all sharp edges and clear. Before with wine it was like something had been smudged all over the top of it.
It was an interesting day, emotionally. Actually I just felt calm and quite at peace.
Yes there are hard times, those sharp edges cut sometimes, but I like it like this. It's challenging and interesting and ... well frankly I just don't want to go back to being that boozy mum who was so reliant on wine.
Mr D left a present in my top drawer when he went away - texting me from the taxi en route to the airport telling me to go look at it. A lovely broach, silver with wings. Wrote me a card which says "On your one year anniversary. I'm very proud of you, you are an inspiration to us all. You got your wings now."
Love, Mrs D xxx