What a gorgeous morning it is here in good old Christchurch, sun shining, my red rhododendrons are out and about 7 daffodils, the daphne is blooming and smelling oh so sweet. Feels like spring is in the air and I haven't got a hangover!! YES! This is really starting to pay off. I even had a better sleep but only because I could sleep in, I still had a long wakeful time in the night. But I don't panic about this as I believe it will pass.
I'm going to that Begin Again movie that our Camp Mother Mrs D enjoyed so much, and I am taking my darling daughter. I am getting a lot out of reading Jason Vale, even though I not sure I agree with every single thing he says. Mostly I do. I don't think I agree that every single person with alcohol in their lives is addicted to it even though they may not drink much. This is mainly because of my partner. I think many people can have alcohol in their lives without being a slave to it like I was. I don't think it does any harm at all to my man. He works really hard, goes home or comes here, often only has one beer and one red wine, or later in the week Friday, Saturday more like 3 beers and 2 or 3 wines (that would be quite a big night for him). He never appears drunk, doesn't talk shit, plays nice music, chats, and then he stops and usually spends a couple more hours putting up with me while I would have any number more. I've not often met a more normal drinker. So I don't really see it that everybody that drinks is a slave to a poisonous drug, even though I do accept that alcohol is poison. For someone like him I would think more like "he enjoys it, doesn't seem to do him any harm, why give it up? He is so normal with it that over these last 4 years or so that we've been together his "normality" has totally highlighted my "abnormality". It's not that we didn't have a nice time together when drinking, we did, but it did really expose my inability to stop, that compulsion that I just wanted one more. It's day 13 today, and I haven't minded him having a few beers or a wine over this time, I thought it best to get used to that straight away. My lack of control should not prohibit him from enjoying one of his pleasures. Is my thinking right here? I am curious.
It's late afternoon now and we went to the movie and it truly is a gorgeous movie, and I reckon I know exactly which one liner made Mrs D emotional too. Very well played by everyone in it. I'd better go and get ready for our little dinner date before Mr Normal arrives. Hope everyone's having a great day and that you all have safe and happy weekend.