Yup, it's here: I did it!
Eleven months. Almost a year. Twelve months ago I was feeling so down on myself and miserable and wistful about even the -idea- of this much sobriety and now I've done it and yeah, it IS much better.
Not only did I order the 23&Me genetic thing but I got two books for my Kindle app and a used paperback AND some high-end gourmet toffee. Pretty good haul, I'd say. Plus work turned out to be light enough that I could leave for the day at a bit past three which pretty much never happens any more.
Took a little nap (super-exciting and living on the edge, right?) and had a nice dinner and did some sewing and it was all just so low-key...and now it's not even ten and I don't have to worry about whether there's enough booze or if I'm at the right stage of drunk or if I should be pushing fluids so I won't feel so bad in the morning and how late I can sleep in and....nah, none of that thrash any more. Didn't seem like a thrash at the time - seemed normal at the time - but you get so much more LIFE back when you're not self-embalming every night and extra on the weekends.
Oh and a couple-three days ago I ordered myself some fancy socks, too - almost forgot about that. I have so many goodies coming in the mail soon...go me!
Now I think I'll go to bed with one of my new electronic books...there's nothing like being able to lie in the dark and still read. Tech is grand. Sober is grand. Actually taking -care- of oneself is grand.
A high of only 48 degrees F tomorrow...not so much. But hey, it is what it is, right? Excuse to stay in, if nothing else.