A milestone day. Eight times thirty. Eight months, essentially. Saturday is the actual Soberversary but today counts too in my book. Ordered myself a new pair of house slippers as a treat.
In addition to the lack of hangover-y stuff, the good sleep and the complete absence of shame, all of which have been around a while, the thing I noticed today as the biggest new-since-the-six-month-mark is centeredness. I get upset but bounce back more quickly and don't seem to get -as- upset in the first place. There is a lot more inner calm than I recall ever having before. Also I'm starting to like myself better. Not just for the sober thing - though I think that is a huge base on which everything else rests - but generally.
With this new calm I got all the post-vacation pre-work things done: shopping, laundry, some cooking, a little cleaning...and a nice afternoon nap for no particular reason. The leg is pretty much fine now - it gets achy but regular over-the-counter stuff fixes it right up. Have an appointment to follow up on possible underlying parathyroid issue on the 26th.
Mindless TV then bed -- not a bad evening at all.