Someone used that ladder to climb over the Mexico-U.S. wall. And they made it, into America, the land of the FREE. Well, tomorrow, around 2 pm I’ll be climbing the same, away from my life of alcohol addiction, to my freedom on the other side…Sobriety.
I had GREAT things planned for today. Picked up a small bottle of my favourite sparking wine (2 glasses 3/4 full). Picked up all the fixings for a home-made hamburger. I even bought myself a nice slice of Chocolate cake — all of this to celebrate and send myself off in grand style, my last night with alcohol, along with the luscious burger and desert, like my own little party to say goodbye to the 40 year love of my life….alcohol. So romantic!
I really enjoyed the two glasses of sparkling wine – all that I had planned to drink tonight. But I enjoyed those SO much, that I thought I’d zip down to the local beer and wine store to buy just one more small can of cider, to celebrate the celebration! I picked up a 6 pack.
After happily drinking 4 of those celebratory ciders, I ate the Safeway deli, “Loaded Potato Salad” entree that I got when picking up the burger things. But, then I was too lazy to make the burger, so I threw a couple hot dogs on, sliced up the hamburger bun and some fresh onion, and thoroughly enjoyed it, instead of the burger. I’m not going to eat the cake…well, cause I didn’t do things as planned. No icing on this cake for me tonight!
SO….I’ve decided, assuming my high blood pressure doesn’t kill me over night…no more liquor send-offs. They say one only has to wait 12 hours after having a drink before starting the Antabuse. That will be 8 AM tomorrow morning. But they also say, that 24 hours is even better. Well, I’m going to call it a draw, and tomorrow, 18 hours after my last drink tonight, around 2, I’ll take the first dose of Antabuse. That will guarantee that I don’t drink tomorrow. I might go through a bit of alcohol withdrawal, but since I’m not a 24/7 drinker, it won’t be anything very serious. I hope.
So there you have it. Although, I think I might eat a little bit of that chocolate cake now…
TTFN, then, till tomorrow after 2….I will report in after taking the first dose of the Antabuse….my first chapter of the “Antabuse Chronicles” will be written, and we will go from there.
Farewell my love….my dearest alcohol. It’s been great, mostly, kind of, sort of. But, I’ve had enough of you. I’m bored. I need a change. Actually, I just need and truly do want a healthy life, without your miserable. alcoholic. premature death.