Sorry for the title, The Little Mermaid’s been playing at my house a lot lately. Anyway, I went to the mall…TONIGHT. I think it’s been years since I’ve been there at night. I can’t remember the last time. It was lovely. I enjoyed the decorations and even the music. For the past several years I would never venture out at night, too much to drink. I would never drive drunk, so I just sat in the house drinking wine and internet shopping. I was always buying lots of unnecessary things. I actually got to touch the things I bought tonight. I’m thinking I might go back to the mall and get myself a new LBD, maybe with sparkles or sequins to celebrate my new sober self. You know use it like a costume, a la Wonder Woman (ok, that showed my age) or Katniss in Catching Fire. Sober Sharon. I know I keep repeating myself but being sober has really given me a sense of power, such control over my life that I haven’t felt in years.
This sober shit rocks.
I’ll give you a brief husband update and then probably won’t post about it for a while. He read my blog yesterday. He usually never does but I told him I posted about him. He said he was embarrassed, too embarrassed to read the comments you guys left. But it made him think and see, just a little bit,through my eyes. Anyway, he had elderflower cordial and soda last night and then we took a walk around the neighborhood to look at the Christmas lights. It was wonderful to walk and talk together amongst the lights. Tonight he had tonic and lime, I went to the mall, he took another walk. The weather’s changing for the worse tomorrow , well this is Chicago, don’t know how many more evening walks we’ll get but I’ll remember that one. Nice.