Friday nights do seem to be my trickiest times. Is this the case for everyone? It’s usually such a nice evening, starting to wind down from the busy week and looking forward to the weekend. Sober, I’m not so sure how much I can sustain that ‘Friday feeling’. New treats need to be sought out and enjoyed. This evening, I’m going to a dinner, but I’ve offered to drive and am taking another lady – she was delighted when I suggested it. ‘I’d never turn down the opportunity to have a glass of wine!’ she said, and that’s what I would have usually said/thought.
I had lunch in London today with my husband, something I only do once or twice a year. Sweetly, when I arrived, he had asked the waiter if they had any AF wine. Apparently, the waiter looked completely nonplussed. But I was touched by how my husband had tried to get something special for me to drink. In the end, we both had fizzy water, and it was fine, and we chatted away as if we were enjoying champagne.
Thank you again for all the helpful comments. I’m still teetering on the edge of success or failure, and I wish I could send you stronger messages. But the only message I can really send today is that I’m still sober, Day 27, and am hoping to reach Day 28 with my sobriety intact.