Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy, happy, happy!!

Yes! It finally came - my high from being free from the thesis!! Yes! I've still got to pick it up from the binders in a day or two and courier it to the University to be marked but it is gone from my computer. No more editing! No more writing! No more angst! Done!!

And yes, I do feel great! Happy and free!  So so so so so pleased to have it out of my head (mostly).

Today I made pumpkin and parsnip soup (with ginger and coconut milk) and a delicious spicy apple cake.

I took my Little Guy out this morning and we just hung out at the museum and it just felt different. I felt relaxed.

Went to the library while he was at kindy and got myself some big fat novels! Thanks for the recommendations everyone. Got a Sheila O'Flanagan, a Nicole Krauss and "Major Pettigrew's Last Stand".

Have just done a fashion show for Mr D and finalised my outfit for Wedding No. 3 on Friday night. We are traveling on a plane to get to this wedding and will be child free for 24 hours - fun! Can't decide whether to sneak a Red Bull into my handbag for the dinner. I've figured out that one energy drink gives me a good lift to see me through the night (this is wedding no. 3 of the summer but my 6th wedding since being sober so I'm getting good at it now). Then again I could just have whatever non-alcoholic drinks they are offering and grab a coffee as soon as the hot drinks come out.

I can't wait - it's going to be a super fun wedding with some old friends there, some new friends and some family.  Weddings are great I reckon. Everyone gets glammed up and has a fun energy about them. Can't wait.

Love, Mrs D xxx


  1. very, very proud of you Mrs D!

  2. Tra la Tra la!

    Funny that I'm most jealous of the solo trip to the library. :)

    Green is beautiful :)

  3. I have never ever cooked with parsnips, I'm not even sure what they look like.

    I love green, but you're asking the wrong person because I'm the gal that never quite gets the matchy-matchy-contrast thing quite right, I always off by a hue or two.

    I'm so happy for you! Have fun at the wedding. I've also never tried a red bull, I'm probably more likely to try that than the parsnips. lol

  4. wow...congratulations! What a HUGE conquest in one's life. Green is my fav color... you sound like such a fun person.

  5. Yay, yay, yay!!!! Congratulations!!!! You sooooo rock the planet.

    Enjoy the wedding.


  6. Never too much - it sounds fab!

    And well done YOU on your thesis, how phenomenal. How much you have accomplished since biting the sober bullet! So inspiring.

    I love reading your stuff on weddings too having never, ever done one sober. I have TWO this year and I am dreading them a little so the postitive take is great. And while I don't usually drink energy drinks, yes, I can see how one for the night would help get me on the dance floor and not lame out by 10pm!

    Enjoy every minute of your hard earned freedom!

    Lilly xxooo

  7. You can just feel the big "ahhhhhhhhhh" coming off the screen reading that one. Congrats! You deserve all the pleasures coming your way. Wow - big relief! I hope you have a wonderful little break now :)


  8. Funny story here. Last party I went to, I brought a four pack of red bulls and drank two of them. Everyone there has known me my whole life and my habits. I must have thrown everyone off with the red bulls. Because not a single person asked me why I wasn't drinking alcohol but I got plenty of "Wow you're drinking red bull? You better be careful with that stuff. It's very dangerous. I don't touch it for anything." The few people that didnt comment probably thought I was mixing it with vodka. Now I bring it all the time just to throw everyone off their comfort zone.

  9. Yay! I don't know you but I'm very happy for you!
    Green accessories most definitely. Congrats!!!

  10. Lovely to hear about your study free days... what an awesome feeling it must be. Enjoy the wedding. Red Bull always reminds me of a particular nightclub in Bristol circa 1998 Ax

  11. Awesome job Mrs D!!!!! I'm proud of you!

  12. Yay!!!! Congratulations on your thesis! So happy for you that you can take a little time for yourself and enjoy some reading, baking and the upcoming wedding.


  13. Sooooooooooooooo happy for you! You rock!

  14. Mrs G will hopefully be joining you soon - thank you for such a positive blog.xx