First things first. I AM SO FUCKING GLAD THAT I DON'T DRINK ALCOHOL ANY MORE.
We have four weddings to go to this summer and the first of these was on the 30th of December. It was the most warm, lovely, intimate, chatty wedding. The food was unbelievably delicious, the bride looked gorgeous in silver/grey, she and the groom were ultra-chilled out. I just had the best time. I chatted and ate and mingled and felt really calm and happy. There's always a moment early on when the room starts buzzing and I feel a little detached because I'm not drinking but that passes and after that I don't give a toss and nor does anyone else.
Sober me was able to make the effort to talk to people like random sisters-in-law of the bride and groom (2 of them) both of whom were lovely and really interesting. I know I wouldn't have bothered approaching them if I'd been boozing because neither of them were boozing. I would have hung with the boozers. And there were a few of those! I was so pleased not to be one of them. I feel sick in my guts if I imagine filling up with booze again. It's been so long.
Happy me driving home!
Then last night a New Years Eve party. A BBQ. Loads of kids and food and fireworks and fun. Had a lovely time. Had a dance even. Talked to lots of people I hadn't seen for a while and had some great catch-ups. It was a big mix across the spectrum of alcohol consumption and I am fitting comfortably at one end of that.
Had a dance! Then drove the kids home at 10.45 and marvelled at the fact that it took me so long to discover that I don't need alcohol to have fun. Who knew? Happy New Year!!
Love, Mrs D xxx