Well, I survived 3 Christmas parties in one weekend. Sober.
I'm still having a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit. We got our tree on Friday and brought in the house Saturday morning. It's still standing undecorated. No lights, nothing. I have not bought one single Christmas gift.
I do look forward to watching the kids open their gifts and seeing their happiness. I do look forward to having some down time.
Having Christmas also be the day my father died puts a damper on things a bit.
And this is my first holiday season without parents which is strange and sad all that the same time. But I know I will get through it. The first year is always the hardest.
One cool thing will be on New Year's Eve I will have 9 months sober.
I will be fine, I am fine just feeling a little melancholy.
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