My weekend went swimmingly. I did have some internal dialogue about drinking 4% draft beer at a pub we ate at. I came close to drinking but due to the ten minute car ride to the pub, I had time to dip into my tool box and remind myself to wait a night and to sleep on it before breaking my abstinence. Of course the next day I was happy I didn't drink. I really did enjoy the soda with lemon and lime wedges with my spinach mandarin orange salad and prime rib.
Besides that, it was a breeze. Staying close to my cyber sober world though. Lesson learned.
I've been able to bathe in my claw foot tub all weekend and I'm over-doing it after not having access to my beloved bath during our six months of camping. This morning I started the day by washing my short hair immediately upon rising. The water in my hair and on my face REALLY invigorated me and caused me to get much more done with an earlier start than usual. I put my warm sweater on with a jacket on top, donned my gloves and rubber boots and spent the better part of the morning cleaning the deserted camping area since we've moved to the house. This involved taking down two huge tents, taking five wheel barrows full of garbage to the large container we've rented and bringing lots of material to the house. I felt satisfied with my work and that is a new feeling.
I looked at some recipes and actually put the needed items on a grocery list. I hope to make two healthy recipes for supper. There are so many things I love doing that booze has held me back from. They include cooking from recipes, spending more time in the woods, fixing up my little secret garden in the back of our property, meditating and the list goes on.
By the end of next week, we should be move in ready. Our furniture is in a POD parked outside the house. When we empty the pods, I'll be able to sleep in a bed, put my clothes in a dresser or on hangers in the closet (putting the rods up today), wear clothes that make me feel feminine, eat off nice dishes and many other mundane things. We take our middle class lives for granted but now that I've lived very simply for the past six months, I want to maintain that simplicity while enjoying some of the former perks of life.
So far so good!