Today is the last day of Thanksgiving break and I am bouncing around the house with a gigantic permagrin on my face. I am just So. Incredibly. Overjoyed. And yes, I am bouncing!
Today was nothing short of a miracle. I took Jules for about a mile long walk. I rode over 4 miles on my bike. I covered 5 miles of earth. THIS.
Last weekend I opted for a wheelchair at the canopy walk. I was staying at my friend’s house and she has an extremely LONG hallway that leads to the backyard where we let the dogs out. I dreaded walking that hallway when I had to let the dogs in or out and no one else was around. Complete dread. Because my feet hurt, SO bad.
I’m optimistic that I am getting rid of those things (Parvovirus, Staph, Strep and Gout) that have been causing me pain and suffering, and that the supplements that I am taking daily are working.
The rest of the long weekend…
This has been an amazing weekend full of food, family and relaxing. Our kids went to their aunt’s house for the night on Friday night and we had a terrific date night at home. We went to Target because my steam mop is broken and they had some good Black Friday deals. I got a Shark steamer for $89 normally $189. We were going to go out to eat, but didn’t want to waste time at a restaurant so we bought frozen food for dinner and stocked up on snacks.
We watched a movie (An Interview with God– it was good I recommend that you watch it right meow) while eating our smorgasboard. Hubby doesn’t get down on me for drinking, but his biggest complaint is that when I drink he loses me (I get too drunk too fast, get a vacant look in my eyes and numb out). Well, I had decided before Thursday that I didn’t want to drink this short vacation away, so I was stone sober. I was so grateful to be present and in his arms receiving his kisses on my head throughout the entire movie.
Afterwards, we sat by the fireplace and played our favorite music (a mix of 70’s classic rock and 90’s grunge) on the new speakers he bought himself for Christmas. We reminisced and enjoyed the moment. It was an economical date night, yet one of my favorites yet <3
Today is day 5 and I don’t intend on going back. I don’t want to trigger the stupid gout! I also don’t want to dull my life, have a perpetual hangover, and be functioning at less than 50%.
On a related side note, my son and I left last night to pick up a late dinner. The air was very unseasonably mild and I immediately had a huge urge to jump on my bike and just ride. I don’t get those urges when I’m actively drinking, ever. When in active addiction mode, I don’t care to do the things that matter, the things that make me happy and feed my soul. So yeah, I don’t want to go back.
That’s all I’ve got. I am looking forward to getting back to work– this time bright eyed, bushy tailed and a skip to my step <3