Swimming: Not once. Seems that was a one-day urge to swim. Maybe the urge will come back next week and hopefully the pool will be open this time.
Writing: A new article for The Fix about whether being sober makes me a better mum (yes.. not a perfect one, but a better one undoubtedly) - being posted shortly.
Cooking: Muffins for the baking roster at kindy. Curry & rice for the family. Hummus because it's easy and my boys love it. Coffee walnut layer cake this afternoon because it's Friday and I feel like it.
Crying: Sometimes. Watching a sad programme on the TV about a couple who lost a baby, saying goodbye to Mr D who is going to America for 11 days for work, on the phone to my mum when she offers to come and stay for a few days.
Cleaning: Always. Spraying, wiping, washing, folding, unpacking, vacuuming, straightening up, clearing away.
Loving: My boys to distraction. Inflicting lots of hugs onto them. Smelling the backs of their necks.. it's powerful that scent.
Listening: Sia's Chandaleir - still. The new Elbow album and the new Natalie Merchant album.
Reading: Tara Brach's wonderful 'True Refuge', The lovely 'Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'. News articles up the wazoo about alcohol related problems in this country. Magazine articles headed "Alcohol: Beating the Burning Desire"
Watching: The Voice, My Kitchen Rules, One Born Every Minute, Football World Cup!
Drinking: Green tea in the morning, chamomile tea at night. Two instant coffees during the day. Fizzy water with dinner. Lemon, lime & bitters at a restaurant with girlfriends. Fancy home-made ginger beer tonight because it's Friday and I feel like it.
Waiting: 1 week until I cry on the TV revealing my drinking problem. 9 days until the magazine with my face in it hits the newsstands. 2 weeks until my book is released.
Printing: Lovely comments and emails and watching my inspiration board grow - it's now spreading out onto the study door. Keep 'em coming. It's working.
Love, Mrs D xxx