I’ve actually not missed the booze that much. As I have mentioned before, it’s been mostly on social occasions and not actually missing the booze itself. My coffee consumption has hit the roof though – upwards of six mugs a day!
I came home from an early shift this afternoon around three p.m. and I’m working my way through another pot, whereas I might well have had a glass of beer or wine.
It has been suggested to me that as I’ve quit for a month, I could quit forever. I guess I could, but I do enjoy good beer and wine, and I’d still enjoy it even if it was alcohol free – like with my food, I’m all about the taste.
Checking my calendar, and I’ve a day off on November 1, and I’m working late shift on the second, so I think I might indulge a little. Not going to go crazy though; for one thing I need to work the next day and for another I’m not wanting a hangover in any case.
I’ve got plenty of beer and wine in the house, and there’s always the option of the pub of course.
I don’t believe in any of that superstitious claptrap.
Anyway, I think it was rather a good day.
My work day was quiet and non-eventful, and now I have the whole weekend off, which is always welcome.
Kathy has been unwell all week, but she is now beginning to get better, although she still feels rather weak.
Also, I’m still going good on the Sober for October thing. That’s 13 days now with no alcohol. It’s not so much I miss it, because I don’t really. It’s when I get time off, and go out, and I think about swinging by a pub or bar or taproom to try out some new brews (or enjoy a few that I’ve had before.
As I’ve also given up wheat I seem to be having success with that too. My Crohn’s disease symptoms have all but disappeared!
So we’re almost a half way through the month. Lets see what completing this exercise will bring by the beginning of November!
I do feel that sometimes, when you decide to some little thing good, that God helps you find exactly the right tools or material to help you reach your goal.
I felt just that this morning, when I was choosing a song to send to my wife to tell her my feelings. I felt that God led me to this song. He got me to choose this one from the many I found.