So hubby enthusiastically suggested "Dry July?" every other year I have said "No thanks, I've had 5 kids, I've done my Dry July 5 x 9 months over, but you go for it"
Well that was my excuse and I was sticking to it but for some reason, this year I tentatively said "Yes" and now I'm locked in, I think I may have been drunk??
I will admit it, I use wine as a crutch, as an excuse. I've had a crap day, I need a wine. I've had a great day, I need a wine. Hubby is away a lot and wine just makes me feel a little less lonely. I have to admit, I absolutely love it, the flavour, red, white, champagne, I like all of it, as my father would say "if it's wet, I'll sip it".
Luckily I do have an off switch though and even luckier all my deep dark issues don't come out after a few, the worst thing I do is fall asleep. That can cause embarrassment though as I can fall asleep anywhere and I mean anywhere, just ask my friends.
But as my twin and I are turning the big 50 next month, I am thinking of lifestyle changes. I don't drink every night but I definitely drink more than I should and it's not a great example for the little kids. So day one, nearly done and dusted. Of course, normally Monday wouldn't be that much of a stretch but I caught up with my very dear childhood friends today for lunch. Proud to report I didn't have a drop though, I just drank my sparkling water out of a champagne glass and you know what, I didn't even miss it.
So, if you are doing Dry July too, good luck. Hubby forget to mention the school holidays were also on, what was I thinking? But I'm up for the challenge 😉 and I know I have August to look forward to. A lot of my girlfriends are turning 50 then too so, bring it on, life is good. X