My party experience.
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|Sun, 12-14-2003 - 2:50pm|
I was a bit anxious all day yesterday. I was so busy running around shopping and getting things done, very helpful. Not sitting home dwelling on the upcoming evening.
I bought a new outfit to wear. I haven't seen many of these people since the last Christmas party. Last year I was size 14, now I'm at my normal 10. I'm not a boaster, but girlfriends, I looked GOOD!
I started getting ready early, I hate that rushing around feeling at the last minute. Usually I would have had 3 glasses of wine while I was doing hair and makeup. This time I had a huge Crystal Light. I put on my "relaxing" music and got ready.
I didn't get a chance to read your posts/suggestions from yesterday. They were good ones. My husband is my biggest supporter and he went on and on how pretty I looked and just did and said all the right things for me.
We got to the first party, at 7:30, one of the first people there. The first place you are welcomed into is the kitchen where all the booze is set up (they had everything under the sun). "Hope, your a red wine drinker right" (grabbing the glass and ready to pour) I said "no thanks I don't drink anymore". I actually heard the wife's talking near by stop talking, and turn and look at me. "But I'd love a 7-up, thank you"
Dh and I went to fill our plates to eat, we only planned to stay an hour, eat and run, ya know. The food was yummy, a real elaborate spread. I went back in the kitchen and over heard one of my ex coworkers (who I have see plenty of times smashed at these parties) say "well shome people jush can't handle there liiquor" (no type-o's, that was her slurring)
I chatted with people I used to work with. I actually had an ok time, a little uncomfortable around some of the wife's, it was like they didn't know what to say to me. I'm still the same person, I'm just not knocking over things and barfing at the end of the night. AND, I'm not the talk at the office come Monday.
My loving husband stayed by me the whole time, including me in the conversations and making me feel real at ease. In the past when he was drinking too, I wouldn't see him the whole evening, and it would be me trying to drag him home at 2:00 am. Every time risking a DUI myself.
We only stayed an hour, had one more stop to make. This time going in, the hostess and others commented on how great I looked. I said I was watching my carbs (true). Asked what I would have to drink, I said just a soda water with a twist of lime, alcohol is not on the diet. "well that's great, I should try that too...starteing after New Year" I had a great time. No one treating me like I had the West Nile Virus and we ended up staying 2 hours.
All in all, it was a learning experience.
My Dh called his buddies this am to chat about the capture of Suddam, and not one of them answered their phone, huh, wonder why. It felt so good to wake with no hangover, no guilt, remorse, wondering what happened. Nothing but good, happy feelings for another bright sober day!
Thank you all if you read this far, ha I got a bit long winded.
Thanks for thinking of me.....
Swimming REAL STRONG this morning.
Hugs to all,