|Dancing at Wedding|
I have been in Madison for a family wedding and then working with my brother and sister, and hubs, cleaning out my mom's house in order to sell it.
The wedding was lovely, and hubs and I danced and danced!
We were the only people not drinking, (except the kids). And that was fine with me. We still had as much fun as the drinkers, and we had no hangovers the next day!
Did I miss drinking? I did not, especially when I saw how much other people were drinking! I would have wanted to keep up with them, which would not have been pretty!
What was fun was catching up with all my family, and visiting Madison with them!
Cleaning out my 91 year old mother's house was extremely hard physically. She and my father were both hoarders, especially my father (who has passed). The amount of old and heavy stuff that had to be cleared out was overwhelming. So for seven days and nights, my sister, brother, hubs and I, cleaned, carried trash, painted, fixed things, packed and packed, had a garage sale and had an open house.
|On Steps of Capital in Madison, Wisconsin|
I was so impressed with all of us, including my mom, on how well we worked together to get this done. I have never worked so hard in my life. It was back breaking work, but we never gave up, and we never had any big meltdowns! Just a few minor ones!
I can't imagine drinking through this stress! I would have been worthless. I definitely would have had at least one big meltdown! And there is no way I could do what I did with hangovers! I was so happy being sober.
The lessons I learned were many, and I am still processing them all. But one of them is, I am stronger than I think and could be doing more than I think. I do need the support of other people, a team. Every time I thought I couldn't carry one more heavy box, my sister helped me push forward. Every time she needed a push, I helped her. "Let's Do It," became our motto. And slowly one box at a time, we cleared all the rooms, including the yucky basement! (We also had help with the heavy stuff from her very fit daughter and my hubs.)
Being sober definitely helped me this past week. It made the happy times happy, and the hard times not so hard.
With Some New Found Muscles,
On Day 655