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Old 03-04-2018, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Toast.


Now the snow is finally melting, I've just been sitting here thinking. Asda (0wned by Walmart - same thing, different country) braved the elements and delivered my groceries today. I live in a cul-de-sac with (obviously) no passing traffic to squash the snow. Personally, I would have taken one look at it and thought ' no way', but the Asda driver drove up with a grin on his face
The bread I had was amazing - hadn't had any for 6 days as where I live it's a mile down a steep hill to the nearest shops and even buses and taxis won;t risk it in the snow.

Point of this rambling post is - it's the little things you notice after a while off the booze. I started by thinking ' Jeez what a mess I would have been in this week, if I still craved alcohol' - from there I got to thinking about taste buds ( I KNOW bear with me ) - My tastebuds are back to normal - everything has tasted so amazing since the first month went by. I always used to wonder why my stomach hurt so often - it was probably the HUGE amounts of peppers, salt, curry etc, I put into meals just to 'taste' them! Yeah, we wreck our taste mechanisms with booze too)

The toast I had today was amazing - it's little things - normal things, you notice when you quit the drink.

Content and happy - all because of feeling ' normal' again
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Old 03-04-2018, 10:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Truth! Alcohol distorts our senses of the beauty that is all around us. Problem was that we were too numb to appreciate it! Thankfully, I don't have that issue now and am grateful I finally saw the light.
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What a powerful observation. Thanks for sharing!
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It’s funny you say that, I’ve been booze and drug free for 3 weeks now for the first time since I was a teenager. I bought some Nutella the other day for the first time in years. I forgot how good it tastes!
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Awesome post Zanna. The week before I stopped drinking, after I asked for help but before I got into dr for detox, we had a snowstorm. It was terrifying knowing I did not have enough alcohol to last a couple of days. I weathered the storm to get to the store, only to find it closed. I dangerously continued on down the road until I found what I needed. Ugh I was so sick! Thank you for the reminder to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like toast!
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Nice one zanna.
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Truth! Alcohol distorts our senses of the beauty that is all around us. Problem was that we were too numb to appreciate it! Thankfully, I don't have that issue now and am grateful I finally saw the light.
I can feel good again since I quit.
Itís all feeling good with a very few fleeting down moments now.
It used to be all feeling bad with very few fleeting up moments.
Itís the best being sober.
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Old 03-04-2018, 06:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
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ah the aroma of freshly toasted bread just makes my knees weak!
what a delight for you Zanna! can't wait to hear what's next!
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
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After reading your post I made some toast and spread on some Marmite that's been in the fridge for months.

Jury's still out...


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