Last night the hubs and I went to a Luau party at his golf club. The tickets were $75.00 per person, for that nominal fee you got an open bar a buffet which included grilled shrimp, and a reggae band.
When I was drinking, only 8 months ago, I would have made a valiant effort to try and drink my $75.00 entrance fee worth of wine. Because that is what you do, isn’t it?
I felt a small pang of regret that I wasn’t drinking as we approached the bar. I knew there was no way I could consume $75.00 worth of food, so I was disappointed that we weren’t going to get our money’s worth at the bar. (That is normal thinking, right?)
Well, the hubs only had two vodka and cranberries, one of which I got for him. I had four club sodas with lemon.
The food was mediocre at best. And there was NO chocolate in sight on the dessert table. Coconut ice cream, and rice pudding, who calls that dessert?
People came, drank a drink or two, ate and left. It was not one of the better parties we have attended there.
We were home before 10.
I know that this a normal phenomenon for a “normal” drinker, but for me, it was very unusual.
It feels GREAT!! I feel GREAT!!
I emailed my sponsor, M, to tell her what a great fait accompli this was, not drinking at an OPEN BAR!!!
I didn’t share it with anyone else, because no one else would understand, most especially not the hubs. (He still astounds me with the lack of understanding he has for this disease. I guess it wasn’t part of his MD training, or it is selective, I haven’t decided yet. If he suggests that we get a wine machine that dispenses only ONE glass before it shuts down one more time I AM GOING TO PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE! )
I am a super sober star, I DID NOT DRINK AT AN OPEN BAR!!! (Yup, it rhymes!! See what you can do when not hung over?)