In my last post I mentioned how we sometimes go on bbq picnics for dinner and how lovely they are. Well, Monday just gone was a beautiful Autumn evening so hubby suggested that we have one for dinner. As I also mentioned, a bottle of alcohol would always accompany these occasions. Not this time!! I did however buy a bottle of sparkling grape juice. I'm not sure why. I didn't intend to. I was just in the supermarket walking down the soft drink aisle and saw it on the shelf so thought why not?
And it was ok. It didn't make me think I was drinking a different version of wine and it didn't make me want to drink the real stuff (well, maybe it did just for a second!) It was just nice to have something special occasion'y to drink, instead of my usual Af choice of diet coke or water. I know there are mixed thoughts on AF wines and beers, but I think every now and then they are ok. But it's early days and I am hardly the voice of experience! It was funny though, I had no interest in finishing the whole bottle. That was certainly a novelty! And I had a lovely time. It was in now way less fun or special because I wasn't drinking wine. Hubby had his 3 beers and that was fine. Then I got to drive home and not have to worry about whether or not we had more wine at home. And I woke up the next day without a hangover which was lovely.
So, today is day 10. Funny how normally 10 days would go by and I wouldn't think anything of it. But 10 days is great! I feel like I'm getting somewhere. Now I will concentrate on doing another 10 days, and then another and another.... and maybe one day I can stop counting. But for now, it's ok. Small things are important because at the end of the day, they are not small things at all. They are life changing things and they are making me (hopefully) into a better person. They are hopefully bringing me closer to the happy and contented life that I yearn for. So bring on the small things. I want to embrace them all!