So after my last post Lori from A Rewarding Life asked me if I would have drank a beer had I not been on a quest for NA. Hmmm. So I thought about and I think the answer is no, but maybe more complicated than that. I have mentioned that my spouse is joining me in sobriety, but maybe in a looser sense of the world (as in “not getting wasted”). And that’s fine, he does not have the same habitual issue that I do, he was not drinking nightly and sometimes not at all. So for the most part he’s perfectly happy to drink NA with me and go down to the bar and have a few beers with a friend every few weeks. Really not an issue. Would I have chosen to get beer had he not been with me and suggested it? No, I would not. Would he have cared if I said, no I’m going to drink it? Definitely not. But the point of not putting yourself in the position of “temptation” is very good food for thought. So I’m chewing on it! Which segues nicely into….
In other news my class was more enjoyable today, still a long day but but lively conversation and very good geeky techno-shit that I dig. Who gets excited about a telecom standards manual that costs $1200?? ME! The problem (and if you’ve attended a hosted professional class you’ll know what I mean) is that they give us food. What’s wrong with that, you ungrateful wretch?? you may be asking. It’s a carb-loaded sugar and lard buffet!! Scones, muffins, pastries, fruit, coffee (good coffee!! with cream!), delicious candy-colored Jones real sugar sodas, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (OMG!!), BROWNIES. The people who are from out of state had a hey-day with the brownies (in regards to the legal status of marijuana in Oregon. I tried them once or twice, ended up in a quivering ball under my covers for 8 hours– no thank ya!!). And I have to eat it ALL because I’m stuck in that room all day and it’s callllling to meeeee… Oh we have to GO OUT TO LUNCH every day, today it was Thai and I ate my weight in coconut milk curry. I know, first world problems, Betty-kins.
So I’m smoking my supper. hahahah! (Quit date is Sept 1, have quit-buddy on board for this). Looking for quit suggestions for those who have had success. Got feedback about the patch, and vapes. Any others?? I’m hoping it will start raining like crazy (or rather, like usual) so I won’t even want to be outside, but it’s not looking likely any time soon.