Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Time Changes Everything
There are other areas where time has changed my perspective a bit. One area is alcohol. While I don't feel I've ever had an issue with alcohol, it felt really hypocritical of me to continue to parktake while Bick was establishing his sobriety. So for well over a year, I didn't drink. I can't say that it was difficult for me to give it up, but it did require some vigilance, as alcohol certainly is pervasive in most social settings. So when the GNO group was to gather at the house, one of the girls asked me in advance if I would share her wine with her. I said I'd think about it. And I did and I decided to have some wine. I did that night and at another social event a couple of days later. And it turns out that I don't like being "dimmed" even a little. I may make different decisions later, but for now, I'm again choosing to abstain.
Another area where time and growth (I hope) have changed things is with entertaining. The Garden Party (about 20 guests) are coming over after work tonight. And I slept well last night. I'm not panicking or worrying. It will be what it will be. I'm serving all pick-up stuff (see the Buy Versus Build post) and I'm completely okay with it. Everything doesn't have to be special. Nothing needs to be over-the-top. It's about the people and the activity. If I make something else out of it, that's just me trolling for affirmation. Sometimes I don't even know who I am anymore :-)
Missed the noontime yoga class due to work issues, but I did manage to ellipticalize in the afternoon. Today will be a noon workout and perhaps a late evening walk after the guests leave. I'll see how I do.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Take a look in the rearview.