Sober Scroogy

So, you guys, I gave up drinking in 2014.

I have not entirely decided what that means yet.

Have I given it up forever or just for a while?  Given up drinking at home or drinking socially as well?  Will I still drink on special occasions? 

I dunno.

I do know that my skin looks better, and my head feels much less like lead in the mornings.

I was a 4 to 5 glass of wine a night drinker for quite a while there. 

(Pause for gasps and tsk-tsk-ing)

Ya done?  Ya sure?

Good.

Look, okay, wine drinking is to moms of young children what sleep and personal space are to non-parent types. For realz.  (Also, just so you know, I don’t talk like that in real life.  But for some reason my blogging and texting voice does.  Hmm.)

I don’t think I have a drinking problem, not really.  I just think I was relying too hard on my Fruity Red Sangria and less on my own spirit and perseverance. 

So.  Yeah.

But I’m finding it’s really hard to watch Cougar Town or Mob Wives without wine, Peeps.  Jus’ sayin’.

 

My 40th Year

And so it begins. 

I have crossed the threshold.  Had my last “Thirtysomething” birthday.

I’m staring 40 in the face.

And, ya know what, Peeps?  I’m kinda thrilled about it.

Bewildered, sure.

I mean, I feel like the 90s just ended.  I can remember the exact moment I turned 21.  I still really love Smashing Pumpkins.  And I sorta wish that Grunge fashion would make a comeback because corduroys and flannel are super comfy.

How did these years go by so fast?

*sigh*

Still, I am a wife, a mommy, a full-fledged grown up.  Or so I’m told. 

I got a fit-bit for my birthday and I was just as excited about that as I was the year I got New Kids on the Block tickets.

Times have changed.

Thank goodness!

I think my 40s are gonna be my time.

My time to feel at home in my own skin.  To make healthy choices.  To prioritize and enjoy. 

I’m looking forward to it.  I already feel this sort of anticipatory tingle.

It’s going to be amazing.

So, this year, my 40th one, will be one of sorting and planning and reflecting. 

There is work to be done, you guys!