Sober October - Day 5

Friday, October 5, 2018


Day 3 and 4 went well. Jude sneezed on me all last week and I caught his bug. Yesterday I had a slight fever and a massive headache, so I didn’t want to drink. I love waking up knowing that I didn’t drink the day before. If I have a headache, I know it’s because I’m tired, not because I’ve drank too much. My stomach hasn’t hurt this whole week. It’s just nice to know I’m giving my body a break. I have a mental crutch available. If I want to drink reeeeeeal bad one day, I’ll buy alcohol-free wine. Yes, it exists -and um yes, I’ve googled it on day 2.

In other news, I read this morning that the Senate had voted to move Kavanaugh’s confirmation forward and I felt so, so depressed. And angry. But then I read that a personal hero of mine, doctor Denis Mukwege, won the Nobel Peace Prize for his relentless work on behalf of women who have been sexually assaulted in the DR Congo. I volunteered in his hospital in Bukavu for a couple of months in 2008 (gasp! 10 years ago) and he is a courageous, humble, remarkable man. What an emotional whiplash!

I hope you have a lovely weekend. Take good care of yourselves.

1 comment:

  1. 1. Non-alcoholic wine? As in grape juice? Hard pass. :-)
    2. Yes to Dr. Mukwege! Not all things in the news are bad (albeit harder to find).
    3. I don't even want to think about the confirmation... Ugh.

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