Lockdown: Day 12

It’s officially day 12 of the lockdown here, but I’ve been in the house/remotely working even longer (17 days, I think). We are a little cranky and prone to bickering a bit, but it’s not that bad considering. Nothing serious. The lockdown is easier for me than for my partner because I am generally happy being a homebody. I mean, I like going hiking or to a restaurant or a movie. Don’t get me wrong. But I can putter around all day in the house no problem. He cannot. He is like a caged animal, arguing regularly that it is OK if WE go to a (closed to the public, mind you, because people were crowding all of the outdoor spaces last weekend) park because no one else will be there now. Like we have some kind of special hall pass that no one else has. Give me a break! On the plus side, we have worked out a pretty decent division of labor with the homeschooling, so I have been able to work a bit more. I’ve learned that I can disinfect with 3% hydrogen peroxide (since all of the disinfectant wipes and spray seem to have disappeared from the face of the earth). And my mom is fairly happy and still healthy. Hooray!

It’s also day 15 of my second 100-day period with no booze. It’s going fine. Occasionally, I really want to order some delivery wine when something stressful happens (like learning we really do have to complete some hideously difficult assignment for my daughter’s school that we thought we could ditch). There was one night where the desire to escape this way was strong, but in the morning, it was gone as usual. And, also as usual, I was glad I didn’t drink.

Oh, and as a follow-up to my last post, it sounds like we are turning a giant convention center here into a homeless shelter where there will be supportive services, and it is so big that the beds can all be 6 feet apart. And we are putting those that need quarantine in one of the thousands of empty hotel rooms, perhaps. This seems to be the plan at least. I really hope it works.

I hope all of you are well, and stay safe!

xoxo,

Ms. New Leaf

18 thoughts on “Lockdown: Day 12

  1. Really lovely to read your post leafy. I find it so comforting to hear how my sober tribe are doing. I’m a little on edge today, no real reason just underlying emotions bubbling close to the surface. I’m not too bothered about drinking which I’m relieved about. Great that you are continuing and so glad your mum is doing ok. Xxx

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    1. Hi Claire! Sometimes I feel on edge, too, for no reason I can figure out. It’s great you aren’t drawn to drinking because of it. I wish I never was. But it does always pass, usually by morning. I bet there’s a lot of people feeling like this now given the circumstances. It must be close to bedtime where you are. I hope you have a wonderful sleep and wake up feeling better! 🤗

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      1. Hey. I think my need to drink at home has lessened considerably. I struggle when it’s a ‘happy’ social occasion now. Hanging out with a friend, going for a couple after work. That in itself would be ok but that leads to me then carrying on at home or the next day etc etc. There have been a couple of times I’ve really wanted to put a large glass of vino in the past week. I drink AF wine and it really helps me get over those cravings. Sleep was ok. Xxx

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      2. Yeah, the happy times are hard for me, too. I drink sparkling water and strawberry drinking vinegar to get through. I hope you are doing ok! Reach out if you need support!! ❤️🤗

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  2. Glad to hear you’re all doing well, Leafy. I’m getting a bit antsy like your husband. Good for you on keeping the “alcohol fog” away. I get it for sure. We’ll make shirts when this is over that say “we made it through the virus alcohol-free”.😀 It’s just me taking care of me, so my hat is off to you and those with spouses and kids😊.

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  3. I’m with you! I can putter for days on end and have absolutely no problem just “being”. I do need to get out in nature but I’m quite content with my own company being the typical introvert. Congrats on your second go-round of 100 days! That’s wonderful.❤️

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    1. Glad things are going well. Great that they are doing that for the homeless in your part of the world. It’s a real concern and they are getting their act together here too regarding provision for the Homeless. About time! Stay safe.
      Jim x

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  4. thanks for your posts…being able to read what others are dealing with has been so helpful for me. Also, incredibly validating for us Sober people! I would not want to even think what i would have been going through right now if i was still drinking!Congrats on your determination and drive…and sending good vibes and blessings your way!

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  5. Hiiii there ! Actually (though living with a lion in a cage has its challenges) it sounds like you are doing 100% absolutely everything right 🙂 Congrats on moving into the second hundreds of days of this path – especially in these times. Also it’s great about the shelter – I wish they did it here in our city. xxxx Anne

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