I don’t know if you have noticed what’s been going on on WordPress recently but it’s been big. It’s the Internet though, you can’t see what’s going on behind the scenes.
There’s no way you could all know what has been going on behind the scenes here at Misc. Maggie. 2014 has been a tumultuous year. Life seems a bit off, something is not quite right, crowds are nervous but not sure why. There is an eerie quiet. What is happening over at Misc. Maggie? Is she okay?
I’m just going to say it…type it: I haven’t had a drink in 2014. I’ve had drinks, of course, water, Diet Coke, seltzer, that sort of thing. Hot water with honey. I’ve had drinks but no A-L-C-O-H-O-L.
And now, it’s over. Yes, it is. And I think we’re all okay, aren’t we? No, it hasn’t been easy. Well yes, it has been. It’s easy not to drink when you get such a bad cold/flu that you just can’t stomach the idea of alcohol.
As I told Derwood, I haven’t gone this long without a drink, uhhh… in, I guess, decades. I didn’t drink when I was pregnant. Other than that, I haven’t gone 22 days without a drink, there’s no way. Derwood expressed surprise but I mean, why would I? Sobriety just isn’t me.
Sure, I’ve thought about having a drink, but a glass of wine just didn’t sound good. Not that I ever just have a glass of wine….hahaha. That’s funny.
I thought a couple of times that I might like a drink with brown liquor in it, like Irish coffee but I don’t like whiskey. Though it sounds cozy doesn’t it? I imagined drinking a decaf Irish Coffee, looking out the window at the rain, while I nestled in an armchair in a warm, dark pub. But I don’t know any warm dark pubs and we haven’t had much rain this winter.
Keep in mind that during this time, I got a new dishwasher. A. New. Dishwasher. And even that, didn’t inspire me to have a celebratory drink. Stainless steel, quiet, actually cleans dishes but nuthin’. I didn’t drink a drop.
Now everyone pull yourselves together, big girl pants and bootstraps and all that. Last night I took care of it. I drank the leftover pinot gris in the fridge and I liked it. I’m okay. The stars and planets are all aligned as they should be and my liver is back at work.