|A nice fire, my favourite.|
So Monday again eh? How was your day? I tidied up the kitchen, no ones here aside dogs and chooks, so I did that for me. I worked for a few hours, visited a friend with two new wee kids and had a good old natter. I've not known her for years but we just work. Enough for her not to tidy. Which was nice. I left in enough time to have a walk in the last of the daylight, I collected wood on the beach. I like collecting wood, its one of my favourite things.
My husband f/booked me from LA, his breakfast time, my t-time. He's good. We're good.
I chopped wood, for half an hour when I got home. I like chopping wood, its productive and soothing.
My son skyped over t-time to improvise a chicken recipe. He does this a lot I've noticed, we chat whilst he's doing his dish, I emptied my dishwasher, he cooked his chicken. I got booted off when he was ready to eat. I like it. I like to be 'virtually' cooking with him hundreds of miles away. It feels special.
Simple things like this, even in my current confused bubble, make me happy. Like really happy.
Earlier today I got an email from Belle starting me off on her sober challenge. That made me happy. I've made a pledge to myself to be sober for the next wee while. That made me happy too.
My homework for today is to think about some 'sober treats' every couple of days for the next wee while.
Here's the thing. I'm not great at treating myself, so that's going to take a bit of thought eh?
I like flowers but I normally grow them myself, when I can. Bought flowers are so decadent.
I love food. A bit too much maybe.......fresh bread, proper butter. Food of the gods.
I love chopping wood and setting fire to things, I'm a quite secret pyromaniac. I love my wood stove I often sit and listen to it when I'm drinking wine, glass firmly in hand. These days I'm not drinking the wine though. But, I'm still burning stuff and enjoying chopping wood. I'm a strange creature.
Oh its all so confusing this sober treats stuff.
If you're reading this what kind of sober treats did you enjoy?
I'm ending my evening watching a bit of telly (Kate Bush Documentary) sitting by the fire. No glass in hand. No sleeping on the sofa. No units today. Not a bad day. Is it a good day? Still quite raw from yesterday [thanks for all your lovely helpful comments - so appreciated.]
Small steps eh. Whats your favourite sober stuff?
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