Actually, I just realized this by noting the date. It's not like I've been keeping close track. And I'm not doing the month math, but basically November 17th, 2008 was my first full 24 hours of sobriety. So three months. Three often very long months. One of my rehab co-drunks called me, having sweetly remembered and congratulated me. I don't know there's really lot of congratulating to do. I mean, what are you supposed to say? Great job not falling off the wagon? Kudos for hanging on for dear life? Nice work on reclaiming your dignity? Um, thanks.
My rehab friend asked what "tools" I've been using and in detailing them, I figured they might work for everyone. Other than my deep breathing exercises, which in a very un-like me twist, actually work, here's my Top 5 things to do when I'm ready to kill for a cocktail:
5. Target. I got to Target and give myself a $50 allowance. It takes me a good 2 hours and by the time I'm in the Boots cosmetics section, I can make it one more day without 10 martinis.
3. I actually made this.
2. I've watched Shawshank Redemption a good 53 times in the past 90 days. "Oh god, Oh god, I need a case of wine and...Oh. Shawshank. Ahhhhhh."
1. And finally, I conduct entire, self-sufficient fashion shows in my home with existing clothing and accessories, just interchanged to create new looks. I know what you're thinking, and I don't really care because a) it keeps me off the streets and b) I had no idea I could pair my H&M jacket with my Eileen Fisher dress, Target belt and a beret...