This February, I’ve committed to Lose the Booze and give up alcohol for the entire month. I know it may seem like an easy feat, but trust me, it's just not. Which is partly why maybe it's good to take a little holiday from that beautiful thing every now and again.
I'm writing this little blurb now on my 6th day of no beer as I make dinner, no baileys in my coffee. No nothing. If you're calcuating this you'll realize I started a day early, sometimes I really disappoint myself.
Yep, I'm actually really doing it. I was never really one of those people that drank much in my teens or 20's. I'm not totally sure what kicked off a love of alcohol for me exactly but I suspect their names are Caleb, Marleigh and Madeline. Love them to bits, but yes. I don't suspect they will be donating to my cause either.
There's a few things I love...I don't want to dwell on things too much but there's
beer-around 5 oclock most evenings the craving washes over me. And then there's a cold corona in the summertime. Is it wrong to fantasize about Corona on the drive home from work?
wine-just kind of discovered it this year. Twice or more as strong as wine...where have you been all my life? Red, still don't love you... but others close to me tell me it's just a matter of time.
vodka-very nice with a bit of grapefruit juice and some sparkling water. Cocktail like. Kids, don't mind that vodka bottle next to the ice cream in the freezer. Look away!
baileys-cream and sugar in one, how can you go wrong?
mojitos-had an incident in Mexico once, aka: one of the best days of my life
sangria-I blame this on Denise. She's a wonderful person
margaritas-you know when these are going down things might go sideways. I wish this scared me.
and last but not least (I'm only ending this ode to alcohol because I realize this doesn't look great for me)
Champagne-I'll celebrate almost anything if given the opportunity
It’s going to be a long month, but what better reason than to support BC Cancer Foundation. I am so proud of this organization and the work that we do.
Please, will you support me with a donation today? Your gift will directly support life-saving cancer research taking place at BC Cancer – and will play a huge role in keeping me motivated this month.