Sunday, 5 June 2016

15/100 Feeling Understood

Day 15 has been a different day for me, completely different. I awoke feeling slightly off kilter and still a bit tired and uncertain about yesterday but managed to drag myself out of bed and get on with housecleaning part 97. It's amazing how little deep cleaning gets done when you are neck deep in daily drinking. Anyway my house is cleaner than it has been in years and I on the other hand am proud but tireder than I have been in years.

My friend and I have spoken non stop about not drinking and she seems as happy to talk about her time as I am mine, plus we feel that shared understanding that you CANNOT have unless you have been there. I read her my post from yesterday and told her my big elaborate lie I had planned but ended up not needing. I am back in the 'happy I am not drinking groove' again.

Thank you for all the really lovely and supportive comments and apologies for not replying to them. I read them out to my friend and she teamed up at how much support I am getting but was surprised at how many people were online blogging and reading about this. She feels there is a sea change coming as people are staring to pay attention to their drinking but also so many propel are trying to cut back or stop. I forgot to mention when I was in the throes of fighting the demon drink yesterday I had to go get more Becks Blue and you know what?.... it was nearly ALL gone. Who knew? I thought it was just me but apparently not.

It is about 3 hours past my bed time in my already exhausted state, so I will bid thee a fond farewell tonight. Feeling so much better and I am in day 16 now.

Ginger Groundhog

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  1. I'm exhausted and wanted to check blogs to unwind before bed. I was SOOO excited to see you at Day 15. You have almost gotten through the really hard part!! So proud of you!

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    1. I am not surprised you are exhausted I read about your epic journey. I hope you can now rest and relax for the next two weeks but keep you guard up.

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  2. Hooray for a better day!

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    1. Hooray indeed. On day 16 and feeling calmer.

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  3. Lovely to read this. I'm glad things are looking up! xo

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    1. Thanks Thirsty, I hope to learn from this and keep that memory tucked away right next to my last night drinking. The two contrast nicely, the horror of one compared to the accomplishment of the other.

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  4. Congrats on day 15 Ginger! You are doing great. A x

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    1. It's funny that this time I have no idea what my quit date was, I used to pay so much attention to big dates so they would be memorable. I am sure I can look at the end of the challenge but for now each day is as important as the last.

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  5. I've been doing a lot of cleaning too - problem is I can't find anything now! Well done on day 15, you're doing so well. xx

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    1. Ha ha yes I know that feeling. I am not sure if it is not being fully present when doing stuff or short term memory loss but I have ended up telling my daughter "the key to wind the clock is in the bureau" You have 100% understanding here.

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  6. Well done on day 15 - woot woot! Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and moving forward - I am bringing up the rear. 1 week down on my side. We CAN do this! Big hugs.

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    1. That is fabulous! You sound quite upbeat too. We CAN do this and we ARE doing this. I would offer to email you and talk more but I already feel so overwhelmed by everything I feel I have to do that I daren't commit to another thing. I am very happy for you, getting to seven days is huge and for me once I get through 10 I start to feel better (tired of course). Well done you.

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  7. Having a close person you can confide in is (IMO) so important.
    I am so proud of you!
    15 days AND a clean house is the best!!!
    xo
    Wendy

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    1. Thankfully she is my best friend so when I am cranky and grouchy she lets it go. See my next post ha ha.

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