Here in the UK today is Boxing Day – a bank holiday (as Christmas day and today have fallen on the weekend) we have 2 more bank holidays tomorrow and Tuesday.
I slept really badly last night again, probably due to the wine I drank yesterday, although I did drink less than I did on Christmas eve! It was a worse night that the one before as I woke up about 2am, went to the toilet and then I tossed and turned for nearly an hour before I could get back to sleep and Sophiecat eventually woke me at 6am. Over the last few days I’ve been feeding her and then going back to sleep but today I decided to stay awake, got myself some coffee and came back to bed to read for a bit.
Today, I have been feeling decidedly sad/down/low! Think it has mainly to do with the alcohol I’ve consumed over the past couple of days, I know in the past that I have noticed that I get the booze blues when I drink more than my normal glass here and there and today it was really noticeable, think it’s also to do with this time of year, the build-up to Christmas is so intense these days that I find it all a bit overwhelming despite me shunning most of what others do.
Thinking about alcohol – I am really tempted to give it up completely for a while, there are a couple of events coming up where I might have a few drinks but other than that I think it’s going to be a dry year for me. Years ago I never used to drink at home when I was on my own, this was mainly because I used to use alcohol as a crutch and to escape life so my drinking got quite bad. Now I can take it or leave and often go weeks without a single drop but this year I probably have drunk more than I’ve done in the last 5-6 years and I just don’t think it’s doing me any good and focusing on my health during this transformation I think it time to bin the booze.
I had a quiet day, mainly watching TV and tidying the house from yesterday. A friend popped round for a bit which was lovely, we had some cheese and biscuits and played a few board games, which I love but living on your own you don’t really get a chance to play them!!