Category Archives: change

When there are no alcohol options to be had

Day 11: When there are no alcohol options to be had. We arrive in the border town after dark, after our stomach’s expecting feeding hour, and after getting stiff and crampy from many hours behind the wheel. The hotel check-in is … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: Post happy hour race car driving

Day 10 – Navigating the post happy hour racetrack. It would seem that stone-cold sober driving on our freeways is not for the weak of heart  — especially as happy hour winds down on Thursday evenings. Returning from an early … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: Forget your clever coping strategies

Day 9: I don’t want to hear about strategies, tactics or coping mechanisms. It’s been one of those whirlwind few days. Starting with pre-dawn conference calls – always wish I hadn’t accommodated those when the alarm goes off – that then … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: Adding up the savings

Day 8: More on adding up the cost savings. As I mentioned yesterday in my tips posting, I’m big on tracking and measuring progress. I stole the counting costs idea from a friend. She used this a few years ago … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: Gripped by bedtime reading

Day 6: Gripped by bedtime reading. After a hectic, busy day there’s nothing more delicious than collapsing into a comfy bed. Especially when the sheets are crisp and cool, the pillows are just the right squishiness, and the mattress cushions … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: The temptation to rattle the monkey’s cage

Day 4: The temptation to rattle the monkey’s cage. No social events to strategize my way through. No battles with my resolve as my husband mixed up a cocktail while prepping supper. No big whoop today …. Except this fleeting … Continue reading

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“Drynuary”: Alone with my soda water

Day 2: Alone with my soda water surrounded by exquisite glasses of wine Still at the very optimistic stages of this feeling-oh-so-good-about-myself cleansing, it was easy-peasy to breeze past the tray full of beautiful wine glasses and ask for a … Continue reading

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